Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Capitol Hill This Week - What to Watch For

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Below are the U.S. House and Senate activities currently scheduled for this week that relate to Mississippi River Basin water resources. Links are provided to the relevant committee web pages, and, as appropriate, to pieces of legislation. Many Congressional proceedings are webcast live and these should be, as well (follow the appropriate committee hearing link). All times are Eastern. This page will be updated as warranted.

  • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup of several bills, including H.R. 5078 – "Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014" and H.R. 4854 -  "Regulatory Certainty Act of 2014: to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify when the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to prohibit the specification of a defined area or deny or restrict the use of a defined area for specification as a disposal site under section 404" of the act; 10:00 AM, room 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.
  • House Budget Committee hearing on the Long-Term Budget Outlook; 10:00 AM, room 210 Cannon House Office Building.
  • House Natural Resources Committee markup of several bills, including H.R. 916 (sponsored by Ron Kind (D-WI))  "to improve Federal land management, resource conservation, environmental protection, and use of Federal real property;" 10:00 AM, room 1324 Longworth House Office Building.
  • House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing on Port of Entry Infrastructure: How Does the Federal Government Prioritize Investments?  10:00 AM, room 311 Cannon House Office Building.
  • House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Environment joint hearing on EPA's Integrated Risk Information System; 2:00 PM, room 2318 Rayburn House Office Building.
  • Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing to consider several bills, including S. 1153, Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act; S. 1175, Infrastructure Facilitation and Habitat Conservation Act; H.R. 1300, to amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer programs and community partnerships for the benefit of national wildlife refuges; S. 2225, Smart Water Resource Management Conservation and Efficiency Act; S. 2530, to prohibit the importation or exportation of mussels of certain genus; and S. 2560, United States Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Protection Act; 2:00 PM, EPW Hearing Room - 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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