Monday, July 22, 2013

Capitol Hill This Week - What to Watch For

Below is a listing of activities currently scheduled this week in the U.S. House and Senate that relate to Mississippi River Basin natural resources. Where available, links are provided to the relevant Committee and legislation pages on the Internet. Many of the proceedings are webcast live (follow the appropriate link). All times are Eastern.

  • House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs legislative hearing on several bills, including: H.R. 358 (McCollum), To direct the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, in coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, and the United States Geological Survey, to lead a multiagency effort to slow the spread of Asian Carp in the Upper Mississippi and Ohio River basins and tributaries, and for other purposes. “Strategic Response to Asian Carp Invasion Act.” And H.R. 709 (Ellison), To authorize the Secretary of the Army to take actions to manage the threat of Asian carp traveling up the Mississippi River in the State of Minnesota, and for other purposes. “Upper Mississippi Conservation and River Protection Act of 2013.” 10:00 AM; 1324 Longworth House Office Building
  • Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power hearing on aging U.S. water infrastructure; 2:30 PM, room 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

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