Monday, September 30, 2013

Capitol Hill This Week - What to Watch For (Maybe)

While the clock ticks down to a possible October 1 Federal government shutdown, below are the more "routine" U.S. House and Senate activities currently scheduled for the week that relate to Mississippi River Basin natural resources.

Keep in mind that a shutdown will likely impact this schedule. Although members of Congress will continue to be paid, even in the event of a shutdown, their congressional staffers may not get paid without specific appropriations.  Also, some of the hearing witnesses may be Federal agency employees who could be shutdown-impacted.  The House Energy and Commerce and the Science, Space and Technology Committees, for example, have already announced that they will cancel scheduled hearings for this week if Congress is unable to reach a deal tonight to avert a government shutdown.

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.


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