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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

10:00 AM
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine the state of small depository institutions.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538
10:00 AM

Senate Committee on Finance
Hearings to examine retirement savings 2.0, focusing on updating savings policy for the modern economy.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215
2:00 PM

Senate Special Committee on Aging
Hearings to examine harnessing the power of telehealth, focusing on promises and challenges.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562
2:30 PM

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies A joint hearing to examine Ebola in West Africa, focusing on a global challenge and public health threat.
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216
2:30 PM

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance An oversight hearing to examine oversight of and policy considerations for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253
2:30 PM

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 219
2:45 PM

Senate Committee on Finance: Subcommittee on Health Care
Hearings to examine the Children's Health Insurance Program, focusing on protecting America's children and families.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215
9:30 PM

Senate Committee on Armed Services
Hearings to examine United States policy towards Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216


Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Time to be announced.
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Business meeting to consider S. 2017, to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to ensure that voters in elections for Federal office do not wait in long lines in order to vote, S. 85, to provide incentives for States to invest in practices and technology that are designed to expedite voting at the polls and to simplify voter registration, and nominations of Matthew Vincent Masterson, of Ohio, and Christy A. McCormick, of Virginia, both to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission. S-216 10:00 AM
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the nominations of Robert Francis Cekuta, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Richard M. Mills, Jr., of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia, Jess Lippincott Baily, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia, and Margaret Ann Uyehara, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Montenegro, all of the Department of State.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419
10:00 AM

Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine the nominations of Sarah R. Saldana, of Texas, to be Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Russell C. Deyo, of New Jersey, to be Under Secretary for Management, both of the Department of Homeland Security, and Mickey D. Barnett, of New Mexico, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342
10:00 AM

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Business meeting to consider S. 2141, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide an alternative process for review of safety and effectiveness of nonprescription sunscreen active ingredients and for other purposes, H.R. 4366, to strengthen the Federal education research system to make research and evaluations more timely and relevant to State and local needs in order to increase student achievement, the nomination of Sharon Block, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, and any pending nominations.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430
10:00 AM

Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Hearings to examine certain nominations.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226
10:15 AM

Senate Committee on Finance
Hearings to examine reforming America's outdated energy tax code.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215
10:30 AM

Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Hearings to examine why net neutrality matters, focusing on protecting consumers and competition through meaningful open Internet rules.
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216
2:15 PM

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Hearings to examine S. 2670, to prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian land in Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628
2:30 PM

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Policy
Hearings to examine the impact of rising inequality on the American economy.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538
2:30 PM

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Business meeting to consider S. 2338, to reauthorize the United States Anti-Doping Agency, S. 2482, to implement the Convention on the Conservation and Management of the High Seas Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean, as adopted at Tokyo on February 24, 2012, S. 2484, to implement the Convention on the Conservation and Management of the High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean, as adopted at Auckland on November 14, 2009, S. 2485, to implement the Amendment to the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, as adopted at Lisbon on September 28, 2007, S. 2581, to require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to promulgate a rule to require child safety packaging for liquid nicotine containers, S. 2583, to promote the non-exclusive use of electronic labeling for devices licensed by the Federal Communications Commission, S. 2759, to release the City of St. Clair, Missouri, from all restrictions, conditions, and limitations on the use, encumbrance, conveyance, and closure of the St. Clair Regional Airport, S. 2777, to establish the Surface Transportation Board as an independent establishment, S. 2799, to extend the authority of satellite carriers to retransmit certain television broadcast station signals, and the nominations of Christopher A. Hart, of Colorado, to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, and Manson K. Brown, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce.
Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253
2:30 PM

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the United States strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419


Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Time to be announced.
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Business meeting to consider GSA resolutions. TBA 9:30 AM
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hearings to examine overcoming persistent barriers to economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430
11:00 AM

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine assessing and enhancing protections in consumer financial services.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538
11:00 AM

Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Business meeting to consider the nominations of Madeline Cox Arleo, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, Wendy Beetlestone, Mark A. Kearney, Joseph F. Leeson, Jr., and Gerald J. Pappert, all to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Victor Allen Bolden, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut, Armando Ormar Bonilla, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, Stephen R. Bough, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, David J. Hale, and Gregory N. Stivers, both to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, S. 1690, to reauthorize the Second Chance Act of 2007, S. 2646, to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, S. 2520, to improve the Freedom of Information Act, and H.R. 1447, to encourage States to report to the Attorney General certain information regarding the deaths of individuals in the custody of law enforcement agencies.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226
2:00 PM

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider an original bill entitled "Ukraine Freedom Support Act", S. 2778, to require the Secretary of State to offer rewards totaling up to $10,000,000 for information on the kidnapping and murder of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, S.Res. 530, expressing the sense of the Senate on the current situation in Iraq and the urgent need to protect religious minorities from persecution from the Sunni Islamist insurgent and terrorist group the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as it expands its control over areas in northwestern Iraq, S.Res. 541, recognizing the severe threat that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa poses to populations, governments, and economies across Africa and, if not properly contained, to regions across the globe, and expressing support for those affected by this epidemic, S.Res. 540, recognizing September 15, 2014, as the International Day of Democracy, affirming the role of civil society as a cornerstone of democracy, and encouraging all governments to stand with civil society in the face of mounting restrictions on civil society organizations, and the nominations of Donald L. Heflin, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cabo Verde, Craig B. Allen, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica, Charles C. Adams, Jr., of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Finland, Earl Robert Miller, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, William V. Roebuck, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Judith Beth Cefkin, of Colorado, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Fiji, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu, Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Pamela Leora Spratlen, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan, and a list in the Foreign Service. S-116 2:30 PM
Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Investigations Hearings to examine tax audits of large partnerships.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342
2:30 PM

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
To receive closed briefings on certain intelligence matters.
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 219

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