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This Week in Congress

HOUSE FLOOR

Monday, Sept. 15

The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. for legislative business and is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules. Roll call votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
HR 5405 — Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act
S 1086 — Child Care and Development Block Grant Act
HR 2996 — A bill to require the secretary of Commerce to establish the Network for Manufacturing Innovation and for other purposes.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 16

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business and is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules.
HR 5418 — A bill to prohibit officers and employees of the Internal Revenue Service from using personal email accounts to conduct official business.
HR 5169 — Senior Executive Service Accountability Act
 
Wednesday, Sept. 17

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules and a resolution (HJRes 124) that would provide continuing appropriations for FY 2015.
H J Res 124 — Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
HR 4994 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for standardized post-acute care assessment data for quality, payment, and discharge planning, and for other purposes.
HR 4137 — Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act
 
Thursday, Sept. 18

At approximately 9:45 a.m. the House and Senate will hold a joint session to receive the Honorable Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine. The House will meet at noon to consider a bill that would expand domestic energy production.
 
Friday, Sept. 19

The House reconvenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill that would modify the regulatory rulemaking process and extend a number of tax provisions.

SENATE FLOOR

Monday, Sept. 15

The Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. and is in a period of morning business until 5:30 p.m. At that time, the Senate is expected to hold cloture votes on a bill (S 2199) designed to ensure men and women receive equal pay for the same work and two Nuclear Regulatory Commission nominees.
 S 2199 — Paycheck Fairness Act
Jeffery M. Baran of Virginia to be member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Stephen Burns of Maryland to be member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 16

The Senate is expected to be in session.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

Rules for Floor Debate
House Rules Committee
House Rules Committee (Chairman Sessions, R-Texas) meeting to consider rules for floor debate for pending legislation.
Date Tuesday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m.
Place H-313 Capitol Bldg.
Draft Bill — American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act
Draft Bill — Jobs for America Act

Workforce Protection Bills
House Education and the Workforce — Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
Workforce Protections Subcommittee (Chairman Walberg, R-Mich.) of House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing on bills addressing employment issues.
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.
Place 2175 Rayburn Bldg.
 
HR 4959 — Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Transparency and Accountability Act
HR 5422 — Litigation Oversight Act
HR 5423 — Certainty in Enforcement Act

Financial Stability Oversight Council
House Financial Services — Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee (Chairman McHenry, R-N.C.) of House Financial Services Committee hearing titled "Oversight of the Financial Stability Oversight Council."
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.
Place 2128 Rayburn Bldg.
Patrick Pinschmidt, deputy assistant secretary, Financial Stability Oversight Council
A. Nicole Clowers, director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, Government Accountability Office

Chapter 12 of Title 17
House Judiciary — Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet
Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee (Chairman Coble, R-N.C.) of House Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Chapter 12 of Title 17."
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.
Place 2141 Rayburn Bldg.

Climate Change Policy
House Science, Space and Technology Committee
House Science, Space and Technology Committee (Chairman Smith, R-Texas) hearing titled "The Administration's Climate Plan: Failure by Design."
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.
Place 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
John Holdren, director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency

Energy Workforce Development Jobs Bill
House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Energy and Power Subcommittee (Chairman Whitfield, R-Ky.) of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the 21st Century Energy Workforce Development Jobs Initiative Act of 2014.
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.
Place 2322 Rayburn Bldg.
HR 4526 — 21st Century Energy Workforce Development Jobs Initiative Act
LaDoris Harris, director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, Department of Energy
Jack Gerard, president and CEO, American Petroleum Institute
Harry Alford, president and CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce
Paula Jackson, president, American Association of Blacks in Energy
Jim Barrett, chief economist, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Defined Benefit Pension Plans
House Ways and Means — Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee (Chairman Tiberi, R-Ohio) of House Ways and Means Committee hearing on private employer defined benefit pension plans.
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10:15 a.m.
Place 1100 Longworth Bldg.

Energy and Natural Resources Bills
House Natural Resources — Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee (Chairman Lamborn, R-Colo.) of House Natural Resources Committee hearing on bills addressing geological data collection and coal preference right lease applications.
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m.
Place 1324 Longworth Bldg.
HR 5066 — Data Preservation Act
HR 5176 — A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to retire coal preference right lease applications for which the Secretary has made an affirmative commercial quantities determination, and for other purposes.

Health Care Law Assessment
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (Chairman Issa, R-Calif.) hearing titled "Examining ObamaCare's Failures in Security, Accountability and Transparency."
Date Thursday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.
Place 2154 Rayburn Bldg.

Unaccompanied Minors and Immigration Policy
House Foreign Affairs — Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere Subcommittee (Chairman Salmon, R-Ariz.) of House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing titled "Unaccompanied Alien Children: Pressing the Administration for a Strategy."
Date Thursday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m.
Place 2200 Rayburn Bldg.
Roberta S. Jacobson, assistant secretary of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Elizabeth Hogan, acting assistant administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. Agency for International Development

SENATE COMMITTEES

Retirement Savings Policy
Senate Finance Committee
Senate Finance Committee (Chairman Wyden, D-Ore.) hearing titled "Retirement Savings 2.0: Updating Savings Policy for the Modern Economy."
Date Tuesday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.
Place 215 Dirksen Bldg.
John C. Bogle, founder, Vanguard, Vanguard, Pa.
Brian Reid, chief economist, Investment Company Institute
Ellen Schultz, author and investigative reporter
Scott Betts, senior vice president, National Benefit Services, West Jordan, Utah.
Brigitte C. Madrian, professor of public policy and corporate management, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Ma.
Andrew G. Biggs, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute

MAP-21 and Highway Traffic Safety Issues
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation — Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance
Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance Subcommittee (Chairwoman McCaskill, D-Mo.) of Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the implementation of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and other National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues.
Date Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2:30 p.m.
Place 253 Russell Bldg.
David J. Friedman, deputy administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Joseph Come, deputy principal inspector general for auditing and evaluations, Office of Inspector General, Department of Transportation
Jacqueline S. Gillan, president, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
Kendall Poole, chairman, Governors Highway Safety Association
Robert Strassburger, vice president, Vehicle Safety and Harmonization, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Children's Health Insurance Program
Senate Finance — Subcommittee on Health Care
Health Care Subcommittee (Chairman Rockefeller, D-W.Va.) of Senate Finance Committee hearing titled "The Children's Health Insurance Program: Protecting America's Children and Families."
Date Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2:30 p.m.
Place 215 Dirksen Bldg.
Bruce D. Lesley, president, First Focus
James M. Perrin, president, American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Cathy Caldwell, director, Bureau of Children's Health Insurance, Alabama Department of Public Health, Montgomery, Ala.
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president, American Action Forum

Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee (Chairman Leahy, D-Vt.) confirmation hearing on pending nominations.
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.
Place 226 Dirksen Bldg.

Homeland Security and Postal Service Nominations
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Chairman Carper, D-Del.) confirmation hearing to consider homeland security and Postal Service nominations.
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.
Place 342 Dirksen Bldg.
Sarah Saldana to be assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security
Russell C. Deyo to be undersecretary of Homeland Security for management
Mickey D. Barnett to be governor, Postal Service

Health Bills and Nomination
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (Chairman Harkin, D-Iowa) markup to consider health and education bills, as well as the nomination of Sharon Block to be member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.
Place 430 Dirksen Bldg.
HR 4366 — Strengthening Education through Research Act
Sharon Block to be member of the National Labor Relations Board

Energy Tax Code
Senate Finance Committee
Senate Finance Committee (Chairman Wyden, D-Ore.) hearing titled "Reforming America's Outdated Energy Tax Code."
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10:15 a.m.
Place 215 Dirksen Bldg.
Don Nickles, chairman and CEO, The Nickles Group, LLC
Norman R. Augustine, former chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, Md.
Gilbert Metcalf, professor of economics, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.
David W. Kreutzer, research fellow, Economics and Climate Change, Center for Data Analysis, Heritage Foundation
Ethan Zindler, head of policy analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Election Bills and Nominations
Senate Rules and Administration Committee
Senate Rules and Administration Committee (Chairman Schumer, D-N.Y.) markup to consider election bills and nominations to the Election Assistance Commission.
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m.
Place S-216 Capitol Bldg.
S 85 — Louis L. Redding Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely Voting Act of 2013
S 2017 — Lines Interfere with National Elections (LINE) Act
Matthew Masterson and Christy McCormick to be members of the Election Assistance Commission

Economy and Inequality
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs — Subcommittee on Economic Policy
Economic Policy Subcommittee (Chairman Merkley, D-Ore.) of Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing titled "Who is the Economy Working For? The Impact of Rising Inequality on the American Economy."
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2:30 p.m.
Place 538 Dirksen Bldg.
Heather McGhee, vice president for policy and outreach, Demos
Amir Sufi, professor of finance, University of Chicago
Claudia Viek, CEO, California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity

Commerce Legislation
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee (Chairman Rockefeller, D-W.Va.) markup to consider pending legislation.
Date Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2:30 p.m.
Place 253 Russell Bldg.
S 2388 — Energy-Efficient Cool Roof Jobs Act
S 2777 — Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act
Christopher A. Hart to be chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board
Manson K. Brown to be assistant secretary for environmental observation and prediction, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Economic Self-Sufficiency
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (Chairman Harkin, D-Iowa) hearing titled "Fulfilling the Promise: Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Economic Self-Sufficiency for People with Disabilities."
Date Thursday, Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m.
Place 430 Dirksen Bldg.

Judiciary Bills, Nominations
Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee (Chairman Leahy, D-Vt.) markup on pending legislation and nominations.
Date Thursday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.
Place 226 Dirksen Bldg.
S 1690 — Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2013
S 2646 — Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act
Madeline Cox Arleo to be U.S. district judge for the District of New Jersey
Victor Allen Bolden to be U.S. district judge for the District of Connecticut
Armando Omar Bonilla to be a judge for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Stephen R. Bough to be a U.S. district judge for the Western District of Missouri
David J. Hale and Gregory N. Stivers to be a U.S. district judges for the Western District of Kentucky
Mark A. Kearney, Joseph F. Leeson Jr., Wendy Beetlestone and Gerald J. Pappert to be U.S. district judges for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Consumer Financial Protection
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee (Chairman Johnson, D-S.D.) hearing titled "Assessing and Enhancing Protections in Consumer Financial Services."
Date Thursday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.
Place 538 Dirksen Bldg.
Travis B. Plunkett, senior director, Family Economic Stability, Pew Charitable Trusts
Sheri Ekdom, director, Center for Financial Resources, Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
Oliver I. Ireland, partner, Morrison and Foerster
Hilary Shelton, executive director, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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