Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Capitol Hill This Week - What to Watch For - UPDATED

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 appropriate pieces of legislation. Many Congressional proceedings are webcast live, and these may be, as well (follow the respective meeting or hearing link).  All times are Eastern. This information will be updated as warranted.

  • House Natural Resources Committee field hearing on "the Impacts of Federal Policies on Energy Production and Economic Growth in the Gulf;" 10:00 AM ET (9:00 AM CT); Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal Street, New Orleans.
  • House Agriculture Committee hearing "to review USDA organization and program administration," 1:30 PM, room 1300 Longworth House Office Building (Part I - to be continued on Wednesday at 10:00 AM).
  • House Agriculture Committee hearing "to review USDA organization and program administration," 10:00 AM, room 1300 Longworth House Office Building (Part II - continued from Tuesday hearing).
  • NEW - Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to consider several pieces of regulatory reform legislation, including S. 1817, the "Smarter Regulations Through Advance Planning and Review Act;" S. 1820, the "Early Participation in Regulations Act;" S. 1818, the "Principled Rulemaking Act;" S. 1607, the "Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act;" and S. 708 the "Regulatory Improvement Act;" 10:00 AM, room 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
  • Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on reauthorization of and potential reforms to the Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act (The Act applies to Federal recreation lands under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Bureau of Land Management;  Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Forest Service.); 10:00 AM, room 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
  • House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology and Subcommittee on Oversight hearing entitled "NEON Warning Signs: Examining the Management of the National Ecological Observatory Network" (the National Ecological Observatory Network is a continental-scale observation system for examining ecological change over time); 9:00 AM, room 2318 Rayburn House Office Building.
  • Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security field hearing entitled “Pipeline Safety: State and Local Perspectives;" noon ET/10:00 AM MT; Montana State University, Billings Library, Room 148, Billings Montana.

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