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HOUSE FLOOR

Tuesday, July 7

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 continue consideration of a bill (HR 2822) that would provide appropriations for the Interior Department, EPA and related agencies for FY 2016. Roll call votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
HR 1531 — Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
HR 2822 — Fiscal 2016 Interior-Environment Appropriations
 
Wednesday, July 8

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business and is expected to complete consideration of a bill (HR 2822) that would provide appropriations for the Interior Department, EPA and related agencies for FY 2016. The chamber is also expected to complete consideration of a bill (HR 5) that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and make fundamental changes to many of its programs.
HR 2822 — Fiscal 2016 Interior-Environment Appropriations
HR 5 — Student Success Act
 
Thursday, July 9

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 2647) that would modify federal forest management practices.
HR 2647 — Resilient Federal Forests Act
 
Friday, July 10

The House reconvenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 6) that would authorize funds for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration for the development of drugs and other disease treatments.
HR 6 — 21st Century Cures Act

SENATE FLOOR

Tuesday, July 7

The Senate reconvenes at 2:30 p.m. and is expected to begin consideration of a No Child Left Behind overhaul (S 1177). At 5:30 p.m., the Senate is expected to hold a confirmation vote on a judicial nomination.
Kara Farnandez Stoll of Virginia to be a U.S. circuit judge for the Federal Circuit.
S 1177 — No Child Left Behind Act Overhaul

HOUSE COMMITTEES

Tuesday, July 7

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, July 7, 5 p.m.
Place H-313 Capitol Bldg.
HR 5 — Student Success Act
HR 2647 — Resilient Federal Forests Act

Wednesday, July 8

Crude Oil Exports and Rural Economics
House Agriculture Committee
House Agriculture Committee (Chairman Conaway, R-Texas) hearing titled "Energy and the Rural Economy: The Economic Impact of Exporting Crude Oil."
Date Wednesday, July 8, 10 a.m.
Place 1300 Longworth Bldg.

Fiscal 2016 Appropriations: 302(b) Allocations
House Appropriations Committee
House Appropriations Committee (Chairman Rogers, R-Ky.) markup of draft fiscal 2016 appropriations 302(b) allocations to the subcommittees.
Date Wednesday, July 8, 10:15 a.m.
Place 2359 Rayburn Bldg.

Medicaid Program Assessment
House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Health
Health Subcommittee (Chairman Pitts, R-Pa.) of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing titled "Medicaid at 50: Strengthening and Sustaining the Program."
Date Wednesday, July 8, 10:15 a.m.
Place 2322 Rayburn Bldg.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
House Veterans' Affairs — Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Economic Opportunity Subcommittee (Chairman Wenstrup, R-Ohio) of House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing to review the Veterans Affairs Department's vocational rehabilitation and employment program.
Date Wednesday, July 8, 2 p.m.
Place 334 Cannon Bldg.

OPM Data Breach Incident
House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Research and Technology
House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Oversight
Research and Technology Subcommittee (Chairman Comstock, R-Va.) and Oversight Subcommittee (Chairman Loudermilk, R-Ga.) of House Science, Space and Technology Committee joint hearing titled "Is the OPM [Office of Personnel Management] Data Breach the Tip of the Iceberg?"
Date Wednesday, July 8, 2 p.m.
Place 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
Michael R. Esser, assistant inspector general, Audits, OPM
Charles Romine, director, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce
Gregory Wilshusen, director, Information Security Issues, Government Accountability Office

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 Wednesday, July 8, 3 p.m.
Place H-313 Capitol Bldg.
HR 6 — 21st Century Cures Act

Thursday, July 9

U.S. International Food Assistance
House Agriculture — Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee (Chairman Rouzer, R-N.C.) of House Agriculture Committee hearing titled "U.S. International Food Aid Programs: Oversight and Accountability."
Date Thursday, July 9, 9:30 a.m.
Place 1300 Longworth Bldg.

EPA Regulations
House Science, Space and Technology Committee
House Science, Space and Technology Committee (Chairman Smith, R-Texas) hearing titled "Examining EPA's Regulatory Overreach."
Date Thursday, July 9, 10 a.m.
Place 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
Gina McCarthy - administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

Crude Oil Export Measure
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 legislation to prohibit restrictions on crude oil exports.
Date Thursday, July 9, 10 a.m.
Place 2123 Rayburn Bldg.
HR 702 — A bill to adapt to changing crude oil market conditions.

Financial Institution Bankruptcy Bill
House Judiciary — Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee (Chairman Marino, R-Pa.) of House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2015.
Date Thursday, July 9, 10 a.m.
Place 2141 Rayburn Bldg.
Draft Bill — Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2105
Donald S. Bernstein, partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Stephen E. Hessler, partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Richard Levin, partner, Jenner & Block LLP

SENATE COMMITTEES

Tuesday, July 7

Transportation Technologies
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation — Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee (Chairwoman Fischer, R-Neb.) of Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing titled "Technologies Transforming Transportation: Is the Government Keeping Up?"
Date Tuesday, July 7, 10 a.m.
Place 253 Russell Bldg.
Susan Alt, senior vice president of public affairs, Volvo Group North America
Paul E. Misener, vice president of global public policy, Amazon
Gregory C. Fox, executive vice president of operations, BNSF Railway
Michael R. Christensen, senior executive lead, Supply Chain Optimization, Port of Long Beach

Unaccompanied Minors at the Border
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Chairman Johnson, R-Wis.) hearing titled "The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later."
Date Tuesday, July 7, 10 a.m.
Place 342 Dirksen Bldg.
Juan P. Osuna, director, Executive Office of Immigration Review, Department of Justice
Mark H. Greenberg, acting assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Philip T. Miller, assistant director of field operations, Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security
Joseph E. Langlois, associate director, Refugee, Asylum and International Operations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security

Small Business Health Care
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions — Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
Primary Health and Retirement Security Subcommittee (Chairman Enzi, R-Wyo.) of Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing titled "Small Business Health Care Challenges and Opportunities."
Date Tuesday, July 7, 2 p.m.
Place 430 Dirksen Bldg.

Wednesday, July 8

International Climate Agenda
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Chairman Inhofe, R-Okla.) hearing titled "Road to Paris: Examining the President's International Climate Agenda and Implications for Domestic Environmental Policy."
Date Wednesday, July 8, 10 a.m.
Place 406 Dirksen Bldg.
Jeff Holmstead, partner, Bracewell and Giuliani
David Bookbinder, partner, Element VI Consulting, and former general counsel, Sierra Club
Jeremy Rabkin, professor of law, George Mason University School of Law
Karl Hausker, senior fellow, Global Climate Program, World Resources Institute
Sarah O. Ladislaw, director and senior fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Role of Financial Stability Board
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee (Chairman Shelby, R-Ala.) hearing titled "The Role of the Financial Stability Board in the U.S. Regulatory Framework."
Date Wednesday, July 8, 10 a.m.
Place 538 Dirksen Bldg.
Dirk Kempthorne, president and CEO, American Council of Life Insurers
Eugene Scalia, partner, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher
Paul Schott Stevens, president and CEO, Investment Company Institute
Peter Wallison, fellow, Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Thursday, July 9

U.S. Fiscal Future
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Chairman Johnson, R-Wis.) hearing titled "Understanding America's Long-Term Fiscal Picture."
Date Thursday, July 9, 10 a.m.
Place 342 Dirksen Bldg.

Judicial Nominations and Measures
Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee (Chairman Grassley, R-Iowa) markup to consider various judicial nominations and legislation.
Date Thursday, July 9, 10 a.m.
Place 226 Dirksen Bldg.
S 1482 — A bill to improve and reauthorize provisions relating to the application of the antitrust laws to the award of need-based educational aid.
S 1300 — A bill to amend the section 221 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide relief for adoptive families from immigrant visa feeds in certain situations.
Luis Felipe Restrepo to be a U.S. circuit judge for the Third Circuit
Travis Randall McDonough to be a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr. to be a U.S. district judge for the Middle District of Tennessee

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