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Hearings & Meetings

Displayed below are brief descriptions of each committee meeting and hearing scheduled to take place today, and on days thereafter. The time and location of each meeting/hearing is identified. Meetings that have been canceled or postponed are also noted.

121210:00 AMThursday, Dec 12, 2019
10:00 AM – SVC-217
Armed Services
To receive a closed briefing on national security issues in the Middle East.
121210:00 AMThursday, Dec 12, 2019
10:00 AM – SD-562
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Security
Hearings to examine expanding opportunities, challenges, and threats in the Arctic, focusing on the Coast Guard Arctic Strategic Outlook.
121210:00 AMThursday, Dec 12, 2019
10:00 AM – SD-430
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Business meeting to consider S.2971, to amend and reauthorize the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, S.2683, to establish a task force to assist States in implementing hiring requirements for child care staff members to improve child safety, S.2927, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide that the authority of the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to make certain research endowments applies with respect to both current and former centers of excellence, an original bill entitled, "Title VII Reauthorization", and the nomination of Crosby Kemper III, of Missouri, to be Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
121210:00 AMThursday, Dec 12, 2019
10:00 AM – SR-301
Rules and Administration
Hearings to examine the nomination of J. Brett Blanton, of Virginia, to be Architect of the Capitol.
121210:30 AMThursday, Dec 12, 2019
10:30 AM – SD-366
Energy and Natural Resources
Business meeting to consider S.225, to provide for partnerships among State and local governments, regional entities, and the private sector to preserve, conserve, and enhance the visitor experience at nationally significant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War, S.242, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to release reversionary and reserved interests in certain land in the Coconino National Forest in the State of Arizona, S.258, to prohibit oil and gas leasing on the National Forest System land in the Ruby Mountains Ranger District located in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Elko and White Pine Counties, Nevada, S.298, to establish the Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument in the State of Illinois, S.327, to amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to provide for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability, S.389, to authorize the Society of the First Infantry Division to make modifications to the First Division Monument located on Federal land in Presidential Park in the District of Columbia, S.430, to extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, S.434, to provide for a report on the maintenance of Federal land holdings under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior, S.490, to designate a mountain ridge in the State of Montana as "B-47 Ridge", S.499, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to territories of the United States, to establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, to provide dedicated funding for coral reef conservation, S.526, to withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management land from mineral development, S.641, to update the map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the Yucca House National Monument, S.774, to adjust the boundary of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor, S.1152, to provide for the transfer of administrative jurisdiction over certain parcels of Federal land in Arlington, Virginia, S.1262, to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas, to withdraw certain land located in Curry County and Josephine County, Oregon, from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws, S.1890, to provide for grants for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy improvements at public school facilities, S.2108, to amend section 6903 of title 31, United States Code, to provide for additional population tiers, S.2393, to promote a 21st century energy workforce, S.2399, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to improve State loan eligibility for projects for innovative technology, S.2660, to establish a grant program for wind energy research, development, and demonstration, S.2666, to promote the development of renewable energy on public land, and H.R.617, to authorize the Department of Energy to conduct collaborative research with the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to improve healthcare services for veterans in the United States.
121709:30 AMTuesday, Dec 17, 2019
9:30 AM – SD-342
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Paul J. Ray, of Tennessee, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.
121710:00 AMTuesday, Dec 17, 2019
10:00 AM – SD-366
Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the nomination of Lanny Erdos, of Ohio, to be Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Department of the Interior.
121710:00 AMTuesday, Dec 17, 2019
10:00 AM – SD-419
Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the nomination of Todd C. Chapman, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Department of State, and other pending nominations.
121710:00 AMTuesday, Dec 17, 2019
10:00 AM – SD-226
Hearings to examine tackling the opioid crisis, focusing on a whole-of-government approach.
121824Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019
Time to be announced. – TBA
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.
121809:30 AMWednesday, Dec 18, 2019
9:30 AM – S-116
Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider S.482, to strengthen the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to combat international cybercrime, and to impose additional sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, and other pending calendar business.
121810:00 AMWednesday, Dec 18, 2019
10:00 AM – SD-342
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act report, focusing on methodology, scope, and findings.
121810:00 AMWednesday, Dec 18, 2019
10:00 AM – SH-219
To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.

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