U.S. Senate Committees

U.S. House Committees

Senate Hearings

Today

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Environment and Public Works

Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2015 for the Fish and Wildlife Service, and S.1036, to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to provide certain Western States assistance in the development of statewide conservation and management plans or the protection and recovery of sage-grouse species, S.855, to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to permit Governors of States to regulate intrastate endangered species and intrastate threatened species, S.736, to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require disclosure to States of the basis of determinations under such Act, to ensure use of information provided by State, tribal, and county governments in decision making under such Act, S.655, to prohibit the use of funds by the Secretary of the Interior to make a final determination on the listing of the northern long-eared bat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, S.468, to provide a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to allow the Director of the Bureau of Land Management and the Chief of the Forest Service to remove Pinyon-Juniper trees to conserve and restore the habitat of the greater sage-grouse and the mule deer, S.293, to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements, S.292, to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered species or threatened species, S.112, to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require the Secretary of the Interior to publish and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis at the time a proposed rule to designate critical habitat is published, and S.1081, to end the use of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

9:30am (ET)
Committee on the Judiciary

Hearings to examine ensuring an informed citizenry, focusing on examining the Administration's efforts to improve open government.

10am (ET)
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee
Committee on Appropriations

Hearings to examine global health problems.

10am (ET)
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Hearings to examine the nominations of Daniel R. Elliott III, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board, and Mario Cordero, of California, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner.

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

Business meeting to consider S.280, to improve the efficiency, management, and interagency coordination of the Federal permitting process through reforms overseen by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, S. 1180, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to modernize the integrated public alert and warning system of the United States, S.750, to achieve border security on certain Federal lands along the Southern border, S.282, to provide taxpayers with an annual report disclosing the cost and performance of Government programs and areas of duplication among them, S.1109, to require adequate information regarding the tax treatment of payments under settlement agreements entered into by Federal agencies, S.1172, to improve the process of presidential transition, S.434, to strengthen the accountability of individuals involved in misconduct affecting the integrity of background investigations, to update guidelines for security clearances, to prevent conflicts of interest relating to contractors providing background investigation fieldwork services and investigative support services, H.R.623, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Department of Homeland Security to establish a social media working group, S.179, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 3rd Avenue, NW, in Chisholm, Minnesota, as the "James L. Oberstar Memorial Post Office Building", S.994, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 Walter Hammond Place in Waldwick, New Jersey, as the "Staff Sergeant Joseph D'Augustine Post Office Building", H.R.651, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 820 Elmwood Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island, as the "Sister Ann Keefe Post Office", and the nominations of David Michael Bennett, of North Carolina, Mickey D. Barnett, of New Mexico, Stephen Crawford, of Maryland, and James C. Miller, III, of Virginia, each to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service.

10am (ET)
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Hearings to examine reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on the role of consumer information in college choice.

10:30am (ET)
Department of Defense Subcommittee
Committee on Appropriations

Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the Department of Defense.

2pm (ET)
Special Committee on Aging

Hearings to examine aging in place, focusing on advances in technology that help seniors live independently.

2:15pm (ET)
Committee on the Judiciary

Hearings to examine the nominations of Dale A. Drozd, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California, Lawrence Joseph Vilardo, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of New York, and LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall, and Ann Donnelly, both to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

2:30pm (ET)
Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
Committee on Foreign Relations

Oversight hearings to examine multilateral and bilateral international development programs and policies.

2:30pm (ET)
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Hearings to examine the impact of federal labor and safety laws on the U.S. seafood industry, including S.190, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety of imported seafood.

Thursday

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Hearings to examine social media in the next evolution of terrorist recruitment.

9:30am (ET)
Committee on the Judiciary

Hearings to examine S.1137, to amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections.

10am (ET)
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Hearings to examine child nutrition programs.

10am (ET)
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
Committee on Appropriations

Hearings to examine rural health.

10:30am (ET)
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee
Committee on Appropriations

Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2016 for the Department of Justice.

2:30pm (ET)
Select Committee on Intelligence

To receive closed briefings on certain intelligence matters.

Monday

2:30pm (ET)
Airland Subcommittee
Committee on Armed Services

Closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016.

6pm (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Closed hearings to examine the commercial, political, and security implications of the U.S.-China Civil Nuclear Agreement.

Tuesday

9:30am (ET)
SeaPower Subcommittee
Committee on Armed Services

Closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016.

10am (ET)
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Hearings to examine S.883, to facilitate the reestablishment of domestic, critical mineral designation, assessment, production, manufacturing, recycling, analysis, forecasting, workforce, education, and research capabilities in the United States.

10:30am (ET)
Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee
Committee on Appropriations

Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the Federal Communications Commission.

11am (ET)
Strategic Forces Subcommittee
Committee on Armed Services

Closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016.

2pm (ET)
Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee
Committee on Armed Services

Business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016.

2:30pm (ET)
Committee on Foreign Relations

Hearings to examine the civil nuclear agreement with China, focusing on balancing potential risks and rewards.

2:30pm (ET)
Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Hearings to examine the implementation and future of the Veterans Choice Program.

3:30pm (ET)
Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
Committee on Armed Services

Business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016.

5:30pm (ET)
Personnel Subcommittee
Committee on Armed Services

Business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016.

Wednesday, May 13th

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Armed Services

Closed business meeting to markup the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016.

10am (ET)
Committee on the Judiciary

Hearings to examine protecting the constitutional right to counsel for indigents charged with misdemeanors.

2pm (ET)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Hearings to examine securing the border, focusing on fencing, infrastructure, and technology force multipliers.

2:15pm (ET)
Committee on Indian Affairs

Business meeting to consider S.986, 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; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine the Bureau of Indian Education, focusing on organizational challenges in transforming educational opportunities for Indian children.

3pm (ET)
Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Hearings to examine pending benefits legislation.

Thursday, May 14th

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Armed Services

Closed business meeting to continue to markup the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016.

10am (ET)
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Hearings to examine regulatory issues impacting end-users and market liquidity.

10am (ET)
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
Committee on Appropriations

Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the National Labor Relations Board.

Friday, May 15th

9:30am (ET)
Committee on Armed Services

Closed business meeting to continue to markup the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016.


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