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HOUSE FLOOR

Tuesday, April 28

The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. for legislative business and is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules.

Wednesday, April 29

The House reconvenes for legislative business at 9 a.m. and recesses immediately. At approximately 10:45 a.m., the House and Senate will hold a joint session to receive Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. The chamber is then expected to consider a bill (HR 2029) that provides funding for military construction and Veterans Affairs and related agencies for FY2016.
HR 2029 — Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations
 
Thursday, April 30

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 2028) that would provide funding for energy and water development and related agencies for FY 2016.
HR 2028 — Fiscal 2016 Energy-Water Appropriations
 
Friday, May 1

The House reconvenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business. The chamber may consider a resolution (SConRes 11) that would set the budget for FY2016. The House may also consider a bill (HR 1732) that would prohibit the implementation and of the current EPA regulation defining the "waters of the United States" and requiring the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to develop a new definition.
S Con Res 11 — Fiscal 2016 Senate Budget Resolution
HR 1732 — Regulatory Integrity Protection Act

SENATE FLOOR

Monday, April 27

The Senate reconvenes at 3 p.m. and is expected to resume consideration of a bill (HR 1191), the expected legislative vehicle for an Iran bill, for purposes of debate only. At 5 p.m. the chamber is expected to consider a nomination, with a confirmation vote expected to follow at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Dava J. Newman of Massachusetts to be deputy administrator of NASA.
HR 1191 — Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
 
Tuesday, April 28

The Senate is expected to be in session.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

Tuesday, April 28

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, April 28, 5 p.m.
Place H-313 Capitol Bldg.
HR 2029 — Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations
HR 2028 — Fiscal 2016 Energy-Water Appropriations

Ratepayer Protection Act and TROL Act
House Energy and Commerce Committee
House Energy and Commerce Committee (Chairman Upton, R-Mich.) markup to consider the Ratepayer Protection Act and the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act.
Date Tuesday, April 28, 5 p.m.
Place 2123 Rayburn Bldg.
Draft Bill — Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act
Draft Bill — Ratepayer Protection Act

Wednesday, April 29

Copyright Review Issues
House Judiciary Committee
House Judiciary Committee (Chairman Goodlatte, R-Va.) hearing titled "The Register's Perspective on Copyright Review."
Date Wednesday, April 29, 10 a.m.
Place 2141 Rayburn Bldg.
Maria Pallante, U.S. Register of Copyrights and director of the U.S. Copyright Office

Ratepayer Protection Act and TROL Act (continued)
House Energy and Commerce Committee
House Energy and Commerce Committee (Chairman Upton, R-Mich.) markup to consider the Ratepayer Protection Act and the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act.
Date Wednesday, April 29, 10 a.m.
Place 2123 Rayburn Bldg.
Draft Bill — Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act
Draft Bill — Ratepayer Protection Act

U.S. Citizenship Issues
House Judiciary — Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee (Chairman Gowdy, R-S.C.) of House Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Birthright Citizenship: Is It the Right Policy for America?"
Date Wednesday, April 29, 1 p.m.
Place 2237 Rayburn Bldg.
Multi-Employer Pension System Revisions
House Education and the Workforce — Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions
Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee (Chairman Roe, R-Tenn.) of House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing titled "Examining Reforms to Modernize the Multi-Employer Pension System."
Date Wednesday, April 29, 2 p.m.
Place 2175 Rayburn Bldg.

Capital Formation and Regulatory Issues
House Financial Services — Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee (Chairman Garrett, R-N.J.) of House Financial Services Committee hearing titled "Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation and Reduce Regulatory Burdens."
Date Wednesday, April 29, 2 p.m.
Place HVC-210 Capitol Visitor Center
Thomas C. Deas, vice president and treasurer, FMC Corp.
Theresa A. Gabaldon, professor of law, George Washington University
Gayle Hughes, partner, Merion Investment Partners
Shane Kovacs, executive vice president, chief financial officer and head of corporate development, PTC Therapeutics Inc.
Thomas Quaadman, vice president, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
House Foreign Affairs — Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations
Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee (Chairman Smith, R-N.J.) of House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.
Date Wednesday, April 29, 2 p.m.
Place 2255 Rayburn Bldg.
William Browder, CEO, Hermitage Capital Management
Rebiya Kadeer, president, World Uyghur Congress
Kenneth R. Weinstein, president and CEO, Hudson Institute

Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Outlook
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 "The Future of Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety: Technology, Safety Initiatives and the Role of Federal Regulation."
Date Wednesday, April 29, 2 p.m.
Place 2167 Rayburn Bldg.
Danny Schnautz, operations manager, Clark Freight Lines
Tom Kretsinger, president, American Central Transport
Bill Reese, captain, Idaho State Police
Brian Scott, president, Escot Bus Lines LLC
LaMont Byrd, director, Safety and Health, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Class Action Litigation Legislation

House Judiciary — Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice
Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee (Chairman Franks, R-Ariz.) of House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015.
Date Wednesday, April 29, 3 p.m.
Place 2141 Rayburn Bldg.
HR 1927 — The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act (official title to be confirmed.)

Thursday, April 30

21st Century Cures Bill
House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Health
Health Subcommittee (Chairman Pitts, R-Pa.) of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on 21st Century Cures legislation.
Date Thursday, April 30, 10 a.m.
Place 2123 Rayburn Bldg.
Kathy Hudson, deputy director, Science, Outreach, and Policy, National Institutes of Health
Janet Woodcock, director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration
Jeff Shuren, director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA

College Access Issues
House Education and the Workforce — Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee (Chairwoman Foxx, R-N.C.) of House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing titled "Improving College Access and Completion for Low-Income and First-Generation Students."
Date Thursday, April 30, 10 a.m.
Place 2175 Rayburn Bldg.

NASA Reauthorization
House Science, Space and Technology Committee
House Science, Space and Technology Committee (Chairman Smith, R-Texas) markup to consider the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act for 2016 and 2017.
Date Thursday, April 30, 11 a.m.
Place 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
Draft Bill — National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act for 2016 and 2017

Ex-Im Bank Mandates
House Financial Services — Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
House Oversight and Government Reform — Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules
Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee (Chairman Huizenga, R-Mich.) of House Financial Services Committee and Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules (Chairman Jordan, R-Ohio) of House Oversight and Government Reform joint hearing titled "Examining the Export-Import Bank's Mandates."
Date Thursday, April 30, 1 p.m.
Place 2154 Rayburn Bldg.

Airport Access Control Measures
House Homeland Security — Subcommittee on Transportation Security
Transportation Security Subcommittee of House Homeland Security Committee hearing titled "A Review of Access Control Measures at Our Nation's Airports."
Date Thursday, April 30, 2 p.m.
Place 311 Cannon Bldg.
Melvin Carraway, acting administrator, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security
Jeanne Olivier, assistant director, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Friday, May 1

Financial Industry Regulatory Oversight
House Financial Services — Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee (Chairman Garrett, R-N.J.) of House Financial Services Committee hearing titled "Oversight of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority."
Date Friday, May 1, 9:15 a.m.
Place HVC-210 Capitol Visitor Center

Railroad Retirement Board Management Issues
House Oversight and Government Reform — Subcommittee on Government Operations
Government Operations Subcommittee (Chairman Meadows, R-N.C.) of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing titled "Is the Railroad Retirement Board Doing Enough to Protect Against Fraud?"
Date Friday, May 1, 9:30 a.m.
Place 2154 Rayburn Bldg.

SENATE COMMITTEES

Tuesday, April 28

Quadrennial Energy Review
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Chairwoman Murkowski, R-Alaska) hearing on the administration's Quadrennial Energy Review.
Date Tuesday, April 28, 10 a.m.
Place 366 Dirksen Bldg.
Ernest J. Moniz - secretary of Energy

Judicial Review in Federal Regulatory Process
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Chairman Johnson, R-Wis.) hearing titled "Examining the Proper Role of Judicial Review in the Federal Regulatory Process."
Date Tuesday, April 28, 10 a.m.
Place 342 Dirksen Bldg.
Ronald M. Levin, William R. Orthwein distinguished professor of law, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., and chairman, Judicial Review Committee, Administrative Conference of the United States
Andrew M. Grossman, associate, BakerHostetler, and adjunct scholar, The Cato Institute

Biometric Use at Ports of Entry
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Chairman Johnson, R-Wis.) panel discussion titled "Securing the Border: Biometric Entry and Exit at our Ports of Entry."
Date Tuesday, April 28, 2:30 p.m.
Place 342 Dirksen Bldg.
Arun Vemury, chief, Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-engineering Pilot Directorate of Science & Technology, Department of Homeland Security
Kelli Burriesci, deputy assistant secretary, Screening Coordination Office, Office of Policy, Department of Homeland Security
John Wagner, deputy assistant commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
Janice Kephart, former counsel to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Chris Browne, airport manager, Washington Dulles International Airport

FAA Reauthorization: Safety Issues
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation — Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security
Aviation Operations, Safety and Security Subcommittee (Chairwoman Ayotte, R-N.H.) of Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing titled "FAA Reauthorization: Aviation Safety and General Aviation."
Date Tuesday, April 28, 2:30 p.m.
Place 253 Russell Bldg.
Margaret Gilligan, associate administrator for Aviation Safety, Federal Aviation Administration
Christopher Hart, chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
Faye Malarkey Black, interim president, Regional Airline Association
Capt. Chesley Sullenberger
Mark Baker, president and CEO, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Wednesday, April 29

Private Investment in Public Infrastructure
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs — Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
Housing, Transportation, and Community Development Subcommittee (Chairman Scott, R-S.C.) of Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing titled "Exploring Opportunities for Private Investment in Public Infrastructure."
Date Wednesday, April 29, 9:30 a.m.
Place 538 Dirksen Bldg.
Jane Garvey, North America chairman, Meridiam Infrastructure
Colleen Campbell, board member, Infrastructure Ontario
Cal Hollis, managing executive office, Countywide Planning and Development, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority

King vs. Burwell Supreme Court Case
Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee
Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (Chairman Vitter, R-La.) hearing on the King vs. Burwell Supreme Court case and possible congressional actions related to small businesses and the 2010 health care law.
Date Wednesday, April 29, 9:30 a.m.
Place 428A Russell Bldg.

Thursday, April 30

Hydraulic Fracturing Rule
Senate Energy and Natural Resources — Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining
Public Lands, Forests and Mining Subcommittee (Chairman Barrasso, R-Wyo.) of Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Bureau of Land Management's final rule on hydraulic fracturing.
Date Thursday, April 30, 2:30 p.m.
Place 366 Dirksen Bldg.

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