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HOUSE FLOOR

Monday, April 13

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 299 — Capital Access for Small Community Financial Institutions Act
HR 1480 — SAFE Act Confidentiality and Privilege Enhancement Act
 
Tuesday, April 14

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business and is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules.
HR 1058 — Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act
HR 709 — Prevent Targeting at the IRS Act
HR 1563 — Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act
 
Wednesday, April 15

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 650) that would modify federal rules regarding high-cost mortgages for manufactured housing in an effort to increase the availability of credit for such housing and (HR 685) that would modify the definition of points and fees in the Truth in Lending Act to exclude insurance held in escrow and certain fees from the calculation.
HR 650 — Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act
HR 685 — Mortgage Choice Act

Thursday, April 16

The House reconvenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 622) that would make permanent the state and local sales tax deduction and a bill (HR 1105) that would repeal the estate tax and reduce the top marginal rate for the gift tax.
HR 622 — State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act
HR 1105 — Death Tax Repeal Act
 
Friday, April 17

No votes are expected.

SENATE FLOOR

Monday, April 13

The Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. and is in a period of morning business until 5 p.m. At that time, the Senate plans to move into executive session to consider a judicial nomination. A confirmation vote on the nomination is expected at 5:30 p.m.
 
Alfred H. Bennett of Texas to be judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
 
Tuesday, April 14

The Senate is expected to be in session.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

Monday, April 13

VA Whistle-Blower Issues
House Veterans' Affairs — Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee (Chairman Coffman, R-Colo.) of House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing titled "Addressing Continued Whistle-Blower Retaliation Within VA [Department of Veterans Affairs]."
Date Monday, April 13, 4 p.m.
Place 334 Cannon Bldg.

Tuesday, April 14

Immigration and Customs Enforcement
House Judiciary Committee
House Judiciary Committee (Chairman Goodlatte, R-Va.) hearing on Immigration and Customs Enforcement oversight issues.
Date Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m.
Place 2141 Rayburn Bldg.
Sarah R. Saldana, director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Health Care Law Mandates
House Ways and Means — Subcommittee on Health
Health Subcommittee (Chairman Brady, R-Texas) of House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the individual and employer mandates in the 2010 health care law.
Date Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m.
Place B-318 Rayburn Bldg.
 
Health Care Law and Workplace Issues
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 "Five Years of Broken Promises: How the President's Health Care Law Is Affecting America's Workplaces."
Date Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m.
Place 2175 Rayburn Bldg.

EPA Rule and Ratepayer Protection Act
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 EPA's proposed rule for existing power plants and the Ratepayer Protection Act.
Date Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m.
Place 2123 Rayburn Bldg.
Draft Bill — The Ratepayer Protection Act
Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, EPA
Eugene M. Trisko, energy economist and attorney
Lisa D. Johnson, CEO and general manager, Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc.
Kevin Sunday, manager, Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
Paul Cicio, president, Industrial Energy Consumers of America
Susan F. Tierney, senior adviser, Analysis Group
Melissa A. Hoffer, chief, Energy and Environment Bureau, Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts

Rail and Pipeline Oversight
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 "Oversight of the Ongoing Rail, Pipeline and Hazmat Rulemakings."
Date Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m.
Place 2167 Rayburn Bldg.
Sarah Feinberg, acting administrator, Federal Railroad Administration
Timothy P. Butters, acting administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Christopher A. Hart, chairman, National Transportation Safety Board

Crude Oil Export Issues
House Foreign Affairs — Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee (Chairman Poe, R-Texas) of House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing titled "The Crude Oil Export Ban: Helpful or Hurtful?"
Date Tuesday, April 14, 10:15 a.m.
Place 2172 Rayburn Bldg.
Michele Flournoy, co-founder and CEO, Center for a New American Security
Jason Grumet, founder and president, Bipartisan Policy Center
Jason Bordoff, founding director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

TSCA Modernization Act
House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
Environment and the Economy Subcommittee (Chairman Shimkus, R-Ill.) of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Modernization Act of 2015.
Date Tuesday, April 14, 10:15 a.m.
Place 2322 Rayburn Bldg.
Draft Bill — TSCA Modernization Act of 2015
Jim Jones, assistant administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, EPA
Michael P. Walls, vice president, regulatory and technical affairs, American Chemistry Council
Beth Bosley, president, Boron Specialties LLC
Jennifer Thomas, senior director, federal government affairs, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Andy Igrejas, director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

Wednesday, April 15

White House Offshore Energy Plan
House Natural Resources — Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee (Chairman Lamborn, R-Colo.) of House Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing titled "Examining the Future Impacts of President Obama's Offshore Energy Plan."
Date Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m.
Place 1334 Longworth Bldg.

Ex-Im Bank Oversight
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 Committee joint hearing titled "Oversight of Efforts to Reform the Export-Import Bank of the United States."
Date Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m.
Place 2154 Rayburn Bldg.
Michael T. McCarthy, acting inspector general, Office of Inspector General, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Mark S. Thorum, assistant inspector general for inspections and evaluations, Office of Inspector General, Export-Import Bank
Nathan Sheets, undersecretary of Treasury for international affairs
Fred P. Hochberg, chairman and president, Export-Import Bank
Kimberly M. Gianopoulos, director, International Affairs and Trade Team, Government Accountability Office

Child Nutrition Program Issues
House Education and the Workforce Committee
House Education and the Workforce Committee (Chairman Kline, R-Minn.) hearing titled "Serving Students and Families Through Child Nutrition Programs."
Date Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m.
Place 2175 Rayburn Bldg.
White House Climate Change Policy
House Science, Space and Technology Committee
House Science, Space and Technology Committee (Chairman Smith, R-Texas) hearing titled "The President's U.N. Climate Pledge: Scientifically Justified or a New Tax on Americans?"
Date Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m.
Place 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
Judith Curry, professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Karen Harbert, president and CEO, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Jake Schmidt, director, International Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Margo Thorning, senior vice president and chief economist, American Council for Capital Formation

Thursday, April 16

Federal Government Workplace 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 "The Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government."
Date Thursday, April 16, 9 a.m.
Place 2154 Rayburn Bldg.

NASA Fiscal 2016 Budget
House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Space
Space Subcommittee (Chairman Palazzo, R-Miss.) of House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing on the fiscal 2016 budget request for NASA.
Date Thursday, April 16, 9 a.m.
Place 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
Charles F. Bolden Jr., administrator, NASA

Medicare Post Acute Care Issues
House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Health
Health Subcommittee (Chairman Pitts, R-Pa.) of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing titled "Medicare Post Acute Care Delivery and Options to Improve It."
Date Thursday, April 16, 10:15 a.m.
Place 2322 Rayburn Bldg.
HR 1458 — Bundling and Coordinating Post-Acute Care Act

SENATE COMMITTEES

Tuesday, April 14

Environmental and Chemical Safety Oversight
Senate Environment and Public Works — Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight
Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee (Chairman Rounds, R-S.D.) of Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing titled "Oversight of the Management of the Federal Environmental Protection, Chemical Safety and Fish and Wildlife Agencies."
Date Tuesday, April 14, 9:30 a.m.
Place 406 Dirksen Bldg.
Mary Kendall, inspector general, Department of Interior
Arthur Elkins, inspector general, EPA, Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Safety Board

FAA Reauthorization
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee (Chairman Thune, R-S.D.) hearing on key aviation funding and programmatic issues within the broader FAA reauthorization.
Date Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m.
Place 253 Russell Bldg.
Michael Huerta, administrator, Federal Aviation Administration

Education Legislation and Nominations
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (Chairman Alexander, R-Tenn.) markup to consider pending education legislation and nominations.
Date Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m.
Place 216 Hart Bldg.
Draft Bill — WIOA Technical Amendments Act
Draft Bill — No Child Left Behind Act Overhaul
Ericka Miller to be assistant secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education
Michael Yudin to be assistant secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education

Wednesday, April 15

IRS and the Affordable Care Act
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Chairman Johnson, R-Wis.) hearing titled "IRS Challenges in Implementing the Affordable Care Act."
Date Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m.
Place 342 Dirksen Bldg.
John A. Koskinen, commissioner, Internal Revenue Service

Thursday, April 16

Judiciary Issues
Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee (Chairman Grassley, R-Iowa) business meeting on judiciary issues.
Date Thursday, April 16, 10 a.m.
Place 226 Dirksen Bldg.

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