House and Senate Schedule, 12.13.11 …

House and Senate Schedule, 12.13.11 …


House Schedule

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hearing: ICANN’s Top-Level Domain Name Program

9:00 AM | 2123 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Markup: H.R. __, the Private Mortgage Market Investment Act and H.R. 2483, the Whistleblower Improvement Act of 2011

10:00 AM | HC-210 Capitol
Host: Committee on Financial Services | Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises

Hearing: Confronting Damascus: U.S. Policy toward the Evolving Situation in Syria

10:00 AM | 2172 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia

Hearing: Judicial Reliance on Foreign Law

10:00 AM | 2141 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Subcommittee on the Constitution

Hearing: The Leadership Of The Nuclear Regulatory Commission

10:00 AM | 2154 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Full Committee

Hearing: Integrated Planning and Permitting: An Opportunity for EPA to Provide Communities with Flexibility to Make Smart Investments in Water Quality

10:00 AM | 2167 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure | Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Hearing: Is it Working: Reviewing VA’s Compensated Work Therapy Program

10:00 AM | 334 Cannon HOB
Host: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs | Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee

Hearing: Trans-Pacific Partnership

10:00 AM | 1100 Longworth HOB
Host: Committee on Ways and Means | Subcommittee on Trade

Hearing: HHS And The Catholic Church: Examining The Politicization Of Grants

1:30 PM | 2154 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Full Committee

Senate Schedule

9:30am (ET) 
Securities, Insurance and Investment Subcommittee
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Hearings to examine investor risks in capital raising.

9:45am (ET) 
Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
Committee on Finance

Hearings to examine alternative energy tax incentives, focusing on the effect of short-term extensions on alternative technology investment, domestic manufacturing, and jobs.

10am (ET) 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Business meeting to consider S.1449, to authorize the appropriation of funds for highway safety programs and for other purposes, S.1950, to amend title 49, United States Code, to improve commercial motor vehicle safety and reduce commercial motor vehicle-related accidents and fatalities, to authorize the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, S.1952, to improve hazardous materials transportation safety and for other purposes, S.1953, to reauthorize the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, to improve transportation research and development, and a promotion list in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

10am (ET) 
European Affairs Subcommittee
Committee on Foreign Relations

Hearings to examine the state of human rights and rule of law in Russia, focusing on United States policy options.

10am (ET) 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Business meeting to consider an original bill entitled, “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012”, S.1515, to permit certain members of the United States Secret Service and certain members of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division who were appointed in 1984, 1985, or 1986 to elect to be covered under the District of Columbia Police and Firefighter Retirement and Disability System in the same manner as members appointed prior to 1984, H.R.2297, to promote the development of the Southwest waterfront in the District of Columbia, H.R.789, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 20 Main Street in Little Ferry, New Jersey, as the “Sergeant Matthew J. Fenton Post Office”, and H.R.2422, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 45 Bay Street, Suite 2, in Staten Island, New York, as the “Sergeant Angel Mendez Post Office”.

10am (ET) 
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Business meeting to consider S.1855, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize various programs under the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, and the nominations of Wendy M. Spencer, of Florida, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Deepa Gupta, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts, Christopher Merrill, of Iowa, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities, Stephanie Orlando, of New York, and Gary Blumenthal, of Massachusetts, both to be a Member of the National Council on Disability, and a nomination list in the Public Health Service.

10am (ET) 
Committee on the Judiciary

An oversight hearing to examine the Federal Bureau of Investigation.