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.
- House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Environment hearing on reauthorization of the National Integrated Drought Information System; 10:00 AM, room 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
- House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation: Perspectives from users of the nation's freight system; 1:00 PM, room 2167 Rayburn House Office Building
- House Energy and Commerce Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing on "The North American Energy Infrastructure Act" (deals with permitting and approval of Keystone XL Pipeline system); 10:00 AM; room 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
- House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management hearing on "FEMA Reauthorization: Ensuring the Nation is Prepared;" 10:00 AM, 2167 Rayburn House Office Building
- Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on “Natural Resource Adaptation: Protecting Ecosystems and Economies;” 10:00 AM; room 406 Dirksen Senate Building
- Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on "Advanced Biofuels: Creating Jobs and Lower Prices at the Pump;" 9:30 AM; room 328A Russell Senate Office Building