U.S. Senate Committees

U.S. House Committees

Senate Hearings

Tuesday

9:30am (ET)
Committee on the Judiciary

Hearings to examine the nominations of Madeline Cox Arleo, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, Victor Allen Bolden, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut, and David J. Hale, and Gregory N. Stivers, both to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky.

10am (ET)
Committee on the Budget

Hearings to examine the economic and budgetary consequences of climate change, focusing on the cost of inaction.

10am (ET)
Committee on Finance

Hearings to examine tobacco, focusing on taxes owed, avoided, and evaded.

10am (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Hearings to examine Iran, focusing on the status of the P-5+1 negotiations with Iran.

10:30am (ET)
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Hearings to examine revisiting the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies (RESTORE) Act, focusing on progress and challenges in Gulf restoration post-Deepwater Horizon.

2:15pm (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Business meeting to consider S.Res.502, concerning the suspension of exit permit issuance by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo for adopted Congolese children seeking to depart the country with their adoptive parents, S.Res.522, expressing the sense of the Senate supporting the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to be held in Washington, D.C. from August 4 through 6, 2014, S.Res.513, honoring the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, S.Res.520, condemning the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and expressing condolences to the families of the victims, and the nominations of Todd D. Robinson, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala, Jane D. Hartley, of New York, to be Ambassador to the French Republic, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Principality of Monaco, Kevin F. O'Malley, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to Ireland, James D. Pettit, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, Brent Robert Hartley, of Oregon, a to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia, Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh, David Pressman, of New York, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, and to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, George Albert Krol, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan, Allan P. Mustard, of Washington, to be Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Erica J. Barks Ruggles, of Minnesota, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda, and John R. Bass, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, all of the Department of State; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the nominations of John Francis Tefft, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Donald L. Heflin, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cabo Verde, Craig B. Allen, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Earl Robert Miller, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, Michele Jeanne Sison, of Maryland, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during her tenure of service as Deputy Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, and to be the Deputy Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador and the Deputy Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations, Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica, and Charles C. Adams, Jr., of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Finland, all of the Department of State.

2:30pm (ET)
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Hearings to examine breaking the logjam at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), focusing on ways to more efficiently process permits for energy production on Federal lands, and understanding the obstacles in permitting more energy projects on Federal lands, including S.279, to promote the development of renewable energy on public land, and S.2440, to expand and extend the program to improve permit coordination by the Bureau of Land Management.

2:30pm (ET)
Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee
Committee on Environment and Public Works

Hearings to examine the threats posed by climate change.

2:30pm (ET)
International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
Committee on Finance

Hearings to examine the United States-Korea free trade agreement, focusing on lessons learned two years later.

2:30pm (ET)
Select Committee on Intelligence

Closed business meeting to consider pending calendar business.

2:30pm (ET)
Joint Economic Committee

Hearings to examine increasing economic opportunity for African Americans, focusing on local initiatives that are making a difference.

3pm (ET)
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Hearings to examine opportunities and challenges for improving truck safety on our highways.

Wednesday

9:30am (ET)
Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittee
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Hearings to examine S.1049 and H.R.2166, bills to direct the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to expedite access to certain Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of each Secretary for good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, S.1437, to provide for the release of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land conveyed in 1954 by the United States, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, to the State of Oregon for the establishment of the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center of Oregon State University in Hermiston, Oregon, S.1554, to direct the heads of Federal public land management agencies to prepare reports on the availability of public access and egress to Federal public land for hunting, fishing, and other recreational purposes, to amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 to provide funding for recreational public access to Federal land, S.1605, for the relief of Michael G. Faber, S.1640, to facilitate planning, permitting, administration, implementation, and monitoring of pinyon-juniper dominated landscape restoration projects within Lincoln County, Nevada, S.1888 and H.R.1241, bills to facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest, S.2123, to authorize the exchange of certain Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Minnesota, S.2616, to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Idaho County in the State of Idaho, H.R.1684, to convey certain property to the State of Wyoming to consolidate the historic Ranch A, and H.R.3008, to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in Los Padres National Forest in California.

10am (ET)
Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Hearings to examine flood insurance claims process in communities after Sandy, focusing on lessons learned and potential improvements.

10am (ET)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Business meeting to consider H.R.4007, to recodify and reauthorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program, S.1618, to enhance the Office of Personnel Management background check system for the granting, denial, or revocation of security clearances or access to classified information of employees and contractors of the Federal Government, S.1347, to provide transparency, accountability, and limitations of Government sponsored conferences, S.1396, to authorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency to award mitigation financial assistance in certain areas affected by wildfire, S.2640, to amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations, S.2547, to establish the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Subcommittee under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council to provide recommendations on emergency responder training and resources relating to hazardous materials incidents involving railroads, S.2323, to amend chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be included with mothers of such veterans as preference eligibles for treatment in the civil service, S.2664, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Authorization Act of 2014, S.2651, DHS OIG Mandates Revision Act of 2014, H.R.4197, to amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the period of certain authority with respect to judicial review of Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers, S.2665, Emergency Information Improvement Act of 2014, S.1898, to require adequate information regarding the tax treatment of payments under settlement agreements entered into by Federal agencies, S.2247, to prohibit the awarding of a contract or grant in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold unless the prospective contractor or grantee certifies in writing to the agency awarding the contract or grant that the contractor or grantee has no seriously delinquent tax debts, H.R.606, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 815 County Road 23 in Tyrone, New York, as the "Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building", H.R.1671, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6937 Village Parkway in Dublin, California, as the "James 'Jim' Kohnen Post Office", H.R.2291, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York, New York, as the "Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office", H.R.3472, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13127 Broadway Street in Alden, New York, as the "Sergeant Brett E. Gornewicz Memorial Post Office", H.R.3765, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 198 Baker Street in Corning, New York, as the "Specialist Ryan P. Jayne Post Office Building", and the nominations of Joseph L. Nimmich, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Anne E. Rung, of Pennsylvania, to be Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, and James C. Miller, III, of Virginia, Stephen Crawford, of Maryland, David Michael Bennett, of North Carolina, and Victoria Reggie Kennedy, of Massachusetts, all to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service.

10am (ET)
Committee on the Judiciary

Hearings to examine the next steps for the "Violence Against Women Act" (VAWA), focusing on protecting women from gun violence.

10:15am (ET)
Children and Families Subcommittee
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Hearings to examine paid family leave, focusing on the benefits for businesses and working families.

10:30am (ET)
Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Hearings to examine domestic challenges and global competition in aviation manufacturing.

2pm (ET)
Committee on Finance

Hearings to examine "The African Growth and Opportunity Act" at 14, focusing on the road ahead; to be immediately followed by a business meeting to consider the nominations of Robert W. Holleyman II, of Louisiana, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, D. Nathan Sheets, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary, and Ramin Toloui, of Iowa, to be Deputy Under Secretary, both of the Department of the Treasury, Maria Cancian, of Wisconsin, to be Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Sevices for Family Support, and Cary Douglas Pugh, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court.

2:15pm (ET)
Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee
Committee on the Judiciary

Hearings to examine pricing policies and competition in the contact lens industry.

2:15pm (ET)
Special Committee on Aging

Hearings to examine the impact of Medicare observation status on seniors.

2:30pm (ET)
Committee on Indian Affairs

Business meeting to consider S.1948, to promote the academic achievement of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children with the establishment of a Native American language grant program, S.2299, to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to reauthorize a provision to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages, S.2442, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to take certain land and mineral rights on the reservation of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana and other culturally important land into trust for the benefit of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, S.2465, to require the Secretary of the Interior to take into trust 4 parcels of Federal land for the benefit of certain Indian Pueblos in the State of New Mexico, S.2479, to provide for a land conveyance in the State of Nevada, S.2480, to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Elko County, Nevada, and to take land into trust for certain Indian tribes, and H.R.4002, to revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine responses to natural disasters in Indian country.

2:30pm (ET)
Committee on Armed Services

To receive a closed briefing on the situation in Ukraine.

2:30pm (ET)
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Hearings to examine wireless phone bills, focusing on a review of consumer protection practices and gaps.

Thursday

10am (ET)
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Hearings to examine financial products for students, focusing on issues and challenges.

10am (ET)
Committee on Finance

Hearings to examine the nomination of Carolyn Watts Colvin, of Maryland, to be Commissioner of Social Security.

2pm (ET)
Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Subcommittee
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Hearings to examine the Government Accountability Office report on expectations of government support for bank holding companies.

2pm (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Business meeting to consider pending calendar business.


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