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HOUSE FLOOR

Tuesday, June 23

The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. for legislative business and is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules. The chamber is also expected to complete consideration of a bill (HR 1190) that would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Roll call votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
HR 2576 — A bill to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act, and for other purposes.
HR 1633 — DHS Paid Administrative Leave Accountability Act
HR 1640 — Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Consolidation Accountability Act
HR 1190 — Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act
 
Wednesday, June 24

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 2042) that would postpone EPA's rules on reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants.
HR 2042 — Ratepayer Protection Act
 
Thursday, June 25

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 2822) that would provide for appropriations for the Interior Department, EPA and related agencies for FY 2016.
HR 2822 — Fiscal 2016 Interior-Environment Appropriations
 
Friday, June 26

The House reconvenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 2822) that would provide for appropriations for the Interior Department, EPA and related agencies for FY 2016. The chamber may also take up legislation related to trade.
HR 2822 — Fiscal 2016 Interior-Environment Appropriations

SENATE FLOOR

Monday, June 22

The Senate reconvenes at 3 p.m. and is expected to be in a period of morning business until 5 p.m. At that time, the Senate is expected to move to executive session to consider the nominations of Peter V. Neffenger to be an assistant secretary of Homeland Security and Daniel R. Elliott III to be a member of the Surface Transportation Board. The Senate is expected to vote on the nominations at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Peter V. Neffenger, of Ohio, to be an assistant secretary of Homeland Security
Daniel R. Elliott III, of Ohio, to be a member of the Surface Transportation Board

HOUSE COMMITTEES

Tuesday, June 23

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, June 23, 5 p.m.
Place H-313 Capitol Bldg.
HR 2042 — Ratepayer Protection Act
HR 2822 — Fiscal 2016 Interior-Environment Appropriations

Wednesday, June 24

OPM Data Breach
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (Chairman Chaffetz, R-Utah) hearing on the data breach of Office of Personnel Management computers disclosed by the agency on June 4.
Date Wednesday, June 24, 10 a.m.
Place 2154 Rayburn Bldg.

Health Law and Insurance Premiums
House Ways and Means — Subcommittee on Oversight
Oversight Subcommittee (Chairman Roskam, R-Ill.) of House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the impact of the 2010 health care law on health insurance premiums.
Date Wednesday, June 24, 10 a.m.
Place 1100 Longworth Bldg.

Child Nutrition Assistance Compliance
House Education and the Workforce — Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee (Chairman Rokita, R-Ind.) of House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing titled "Child Nutrition Assistance: Looking at the Cost of Compliance for States and Schools."
Date Wednesday, June 24, 10 a.m.
Place 2175 Rayburn Bldg.

U.S. Train Control Implementation
House Transportation and Infrastructure — Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials
Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee (Chairman Denham, R-Calif.) of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing titled "The State of Positive Train Control Implementation in the United States."
Date Wednesday, June 24, 10 a.m.
Place 2167 Rayburn Bldg.
Sarah Feinberg, acting administrator, Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Charles Mathias, associate bureau chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Frank Lonegro, vice president, Service Design, CSX Transportation
Donald Orseno, executive director and CEO, Metra Commuter Railroad
Russell Kerwin, deputy project manager, Positive Train Control, Metrolink/AECOM

EPA Clean-Power Plan Analysis
House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Energy
House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Environment
Energy Subcommittee (Chairman Weber, R-Texas) and Environment Subcommittee (Chairman Bridenstine, R-Okla.) of House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing titled "U.S. Energy Information Administration Report: Analysis of the Impacts of the EPA's Clean Power Plan."
Date Wednesday, June 24, 10 a.m.
Place 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
Howard Gruenspecht, deputy administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Stephen Eule, vice president, Climate and Technology, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Susan Tierney, senior adviser, Analysis Group Inc.
Kevin Dayaratna, senior statistician and research programmer, The Heritage Foundation

Fiscal 2016 Appropriations: Labor-HHS-Education
House Appropriations Committee
House Appropriations Committee (Chairman Rogers, R-Ky.) markup of draft fiscal 2016 appropriations for labor, Health and Human Services and education programs.
Date Wednesday, June 24, 10:15 a.m.
Place 2359 Rayburn Bldg.
Draft Bill — Fiscal 2016 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations (House)

Repatriation Tax and Highway Funding
House Ways and Means — Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee (Chairman Reichert, R-Wash.) of House Ways and Means Committee hearing on a repatriation tax on foreign earnings as a funding mechanism for a multi-year highway bill.
Date Wednesday, June 24, 2 p.m.
Place 1100 Longworth Bldg.

Rural Transportation Issues
House Transportation and Infrastructure — Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Highways and Transit Subcommittee (Chairman Graves, R-Mo.) of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing titled "Meeting the Transportation Needs of Rural America."
Date Wednesday, June 24, 2 p.m.
Place 2167 Rayburn Bldg.
Paul Trombino III, director, Iowa Department of Transportation
Bob Fox, commissioner, Renville County, Minnesota
Michael Steenhoek, executive director, Soy Transportation Coalition
Steve Woelfel, president, Jefferson Lines
Charles L. Whittington, president, Grammer Industries Inc.

Thursday, June 25

CFPB Misconduct Allegations
House Financial Services — Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee (Chairman Duffy, R-Wis.) of House Financial Services Committee hearing titled "Examining Continuing Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau."
Date Thursday, June 25, 10 a.m.
Place 2128 Rayburn Bldg.

Criminal Justice Proposals
House Judiciary Committee
House Judiciary Committee (Chairman Goodlatte, R-Va.) listening session for House lawmakers to present their proposals to the committee as it works to craft legislation to overhaul the criminal justice system.
Date Thursday, June 25, 10 a.m.
Place 2141 Rayburn Bldg.

Water Use and Infrastructure Bills
House Natural Resources — Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans
Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee (Chairman Fleming, R-La.) of House Natural Resources Committee hearing on water use and water resources infrastructure legislation.
Date Thursday, June 25, 10 a.m.
Place 1324 Longworth Bldg.
HR 1107 — Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act
HR 1406 — A bill to make technical corrections to the Navajo water rights settlement in the State of New Mexico, and for other purposes.
HR 2273 — A bill to amend the Colorado River Storage Project Act to authorize the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir.
HR 2749 — Dams Accountability, Maintenance, and Safety Act

Welfare and Work Issues
House Agriculture — Subcommittee on Nutrition
House Ways and Means — Subcommittee on Human Resources
Nutrition Subcommittee (Chairwoman Walorski, R-Ind.) of House Agriculture Committee and Human Resources Subcommittee (Chairman Boustany, R-La.) of House Ways and Means Committee joint hearing titled "Past, Present and Future of SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program]: How Our Welfare System Can Discourage Work."
Date Thursday, June 25, 10 a.m.
Place 1100 Longworth Bldg.

Friday, June 26

Public Shipyards and Navy Operations
House Armed Services — Subcommittee on Readiness
Readiness Subcommittee (Chairman Wittman, R-Va.) of House Armed Services Committee hearing titled "Public Shipyards' Role in Meeting Navy Operational Requirements."
Date Friday, June 26, 8 a.m.
Place 2212 Rayburn Bldg.
Navy Rear Adm. Mark R. Whitney, Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations Naval Sea Systems

Eminent Domain and Property Rights
House Judiciary — Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice
Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee (Chairman Franks, R-Ariz.) of House Judiciary Committee hearing titled "The State of Property Rights in America Ten Years After Kelo v. City of New London."
Date Friday, June 26, 9 a.m.
Place 2141 Rayburn Bldg.

SENATE COMMITTEES

Tuesday, June 23

National Flood Insurance Program
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee (Chairman Shelby, R-Ala.) briefing on the oversight review of the National Flood Insurance Program.
Date Tuesday, June 23, 10 a.m.
Place 538 Dirksen Bldg.

Takata Air Bag Recall and Vehicle Safety Update
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee (Chairman Thune, R-S.D.) hearing titled "Update on the Recalls of Defective Takata Air Bags and NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Efforts."
Date Tuesday, June 23, 10 a.m.
Place 253 Russell Bldg.
Mark R. Rosekind, administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Calvin L. Scovel III, inspector general, Department of Transportation
Kevin Kennedy, executive vice president, North America, Takata
Scott Kunselman, senior vice president, Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance, Fiat Chrysler
Rick Schostek, executive vice president, Honda North America

Regulatory Overhaul Costs
Senate Budget Committee
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Chairman Johnson, R-Wis.) and Senate Budget Committee (Chairman Enzi, R-Wyo.,) joint hearing titled "Measuring the True Cost of Regulations: Lessons from Great Britain and Canada in Implementing Regulatory Reform."
Date Tuesday, June 23, 10 a.m.
Place G50 Dirksen Bldg.
Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board, Office of the President of the Treasury, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Susan Dudley, former administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget
Richard J. Pierce, Jr., professor of law, George Washington University Law School

Fiscal 2016 Appropriations: Transportation--HUD
Senate Appropriations — Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (Chairman Collins, R-Maine) of Senate Appropriations Committee markup of draft fiscal 2016 appropriations for programs under its jurisdiction.
Date Tuesday, June 23, 10 a.m.
Place 138 Dirksen Bldg.
Draft Bill — Fiscal 2016 Transportation-HUD Appropriations (Senate)

OPM Data Security Review
Senate Appropriations — Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee (Chairman Boozman, R-Ark.) of Senate Appropriations Committee hearing to review information technology spending and data security at the Office of Personnel Management.
Date Tuesday, June 23, 10:30 a.m.
Place 124 Dirksen Bldg.
Katherine Archuleta, director, Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Michael Esser, assistant inspector general, Audits, OPM
Richard Spires, CEO, Resilient Network Systems, Inc.

Carbon Regulation Impact on Energy Costs
Senate Environment and Public Works — Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee (Chairwoman Capito, R-W.Va.) of Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the impact of proposed EPA carbon regulations on the cost of energy.
Date Tuesday, June 23, 2 p.m.
Place 406 Dirksen Bldg.
S 1324 — A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to fulfill certain requirements before regulating standards of performance for new, modified, and reconstructed fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units, and for other purposes.
Paul Cicio, president, Industrial Energy Consumer of America
Joseph J. Martens, commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Eugene M. Trisko, attorney at law
Mary B. Rice, instructor in medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Harry C. Alford, president, National Black Chamber of Commerce

American Energy Export Opportunities
Senate Foreign Relations — Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy Subcommittee (Chairman Barrasso, R-Wyo.) of Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing titled "American Energy Exports: Opportunities for U.S. Allies and U.S. National Security."
Date Tuesday, June 23, 2:45 p.m.
Place 419 Dirksen Bldg.
Robert McNally, president, The Rapidan Group, LLC, Bethesda, Md.
David Gordon, senior advisor, Eurasia Group, and adjunct senior fellow, Center for a New American Security
Jamie Webster, senior director, IHS Energy, IHS

Fiscal 2016 Appropriations: Labor-HHS-Education
Senate Appropriations — Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee (Chairman Blunt, R-Mo.) of Senate Appropriations Committee markup of draft fiscal 2016 appropriations for programs under its jurisdiction.
Date Tuesday, June 23, 3 p.m.
Place 138 Dirksen Bldg.
Draft Bill — Fiscal 2016 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations (Senate)

Wednesday, June 24

Flood Insurance Management
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee (Chairman Shelby, R-Ala.) hearing titled "Assessing and Improving Flood Insurance Management and Accountability in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy."
Date Wednesday, June 24, 10 a.m.
Place 538 Dirksen Bldg.
Joseph Nimmich, deputy administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Roy E. Wright, deputy associate administrator, Insurance and Mitigation, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA
Jordan Fried, acting director, Risk Insurance Division, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA
James Sadler, emergency management specialist, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA

Governmental Affairs Measures and Nominations
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Chairman Johnson, R-Wis.) markup to consider pending governmental affairs legislation and nominations.
Date Wednesday, June 24, 10 a.m.
Place 342 Dirksen Bldg.
Draft Bill — EINSTEIN Act of 2015
Draft Bill — Representative Payee Fraud Act of 2015
S 742 — Stop Wasteful Federal Bonuses Act
S 1073 — A bill to amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, including making changes to the Do Not Pay initiative, for improved detection, prevention, and recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals, and for other purposes.
S 1550 — Program Management Improvement Accountability Act
Draft Bill — Saving Federal Dollars Through Better Use of Government Purchase and Travel Cards Act of 2015
S 1580 — A bill to allow additional appointing authorities to select individuals from competitive service certificates.
Draft Bill — A bill to actively recruit members of the Armed Forces who are separating from military service to serve as Customs and Border Protection Officers
S 779 — A bill to provide for Federal agencies to develop public access policies relating to research conducted by employees of that agency or from funds administered by that agency.
S 310 — Safe Schools Improvement Act
S 991 — Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act
Draft Bill — Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Consolidation Accountability Act of 2015
Nominations
Carol F. Ochoa to be inspector general, U.S. General Services Administrators

Work in Retirement
Senate Special Aging Committee
Senate Special Aging Committee (Chairwoman Collins, R-Maine) hearing titled "Work in Retirement: Career Reinventions and the New Retirement Workscape."
Date Wednesday, June 24, 2:15 p.m.
Place 562 Dirksen Bldg.

Veterans Health Care and Benefits Legislation
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee (Chairman Isakson, R-Ga.) markup to consider pending veterans health care and benefits legislation.
Date Wednesday, June 24, 2:30 p.m.
Place 418 Russell Bldg.
S 469 — Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act
S 901 — A bill to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces that are related to that exposure, to establish an advisory board on such health conditions, and for other purposes.
S 1082 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct, and for other purposes.
S 1085 — A bill to expand eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand benefits available to participants under such program, to enhance special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life, and for other purposes.

Thursday, June 25

Cybersecurity and OPM Data Breach
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Chairman Johnson, R-Wis.) hearing titled "Under Attack: Federal Cybersecurity and the OPM Data Breach."
Date Thursday, June 25, 9:30 a.m.
Place 342 Dirksen Bldg.

Judiciary Issues
Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee (Chairman Grassley, R-Iowa) business meeting on pending judiciary issues.
Date Thursday, June 25, 9:45 a.m.
Place 226 Dirksen Bldg.

COOL and Trade Retaliation
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee (Chairman Roberts, R-Kan.) hearing titled "Country of Origin Labeling and Trade Retaliation: What's at stake for America's Farmers, Ranchers, Businesses and Consumers."
Date Thursday, June 25, 10 a.m.
Place G50 Dirksen Bldg.

Transportation Infrastructure Financing
Senate Finance Committee
Senate Finance Committee (Chairman Hatch, R-Utah) hearing titled "Unlocking the Private Sector: State Innovations in Financing Transportation Infrastructure."
Date Thursday, June 25, 10 a.m.
Place 215 Dirksen Bldg.
Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., president, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ill.
Shailen P. Bhatt, executive director, Colorado Department of Transportation, Denver, Colo.

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