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HOUSE FLOOR

Tuesday, April 21

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 consider a measure (HR 1195) that would formally establish three advisory boards with which the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) must consult on matters regarding small businesses, credit unions and community banks and would limit the amount of direct funding that CFPB may request from the Federal Reserve for two future fiscal years. Roll call votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
S 535 — Energy Efficiency Improvement Act
HR 1195 — Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards Act
 
Wednesday, April 22

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 1560) that would provide liability protections for companies that share information on cyber attack threats with other companies and with the government, so long as personal information is removed before the sharing of such information.
HR 1560 — Protecting Cyber Networks Act
 
Thursday, April 23

The House reconvenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 1731) that would encourage the sharing of information with the Homeland Security Department by protecting entities from civil liabilities.
HR 1731 — National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act

Friday, April 24

No votes are expected.

SENATE FLOOR

Monday, April 20
The Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. and resumes consideration of the human trafficking measure (S 178). At 5 p.m. the Senate is expected to move into executive session to consider a judicial nomination, with a vote to confirm expected around 5:30 p.m.
S 178 — Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act
George C. Hanks, Jr., of Texas, to be U.S. district judge for the Southern District of Texas

Tuesday, April 21

The Senate is expected to be in session.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

Wednesday, April 22

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
House Science, Space and Technology Committee
House Science, Space and Technology Committee (Chairman Smith, R-Texas) markup to consider the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Date Wednesday, April 22, 10:15 a.m.
Place 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
HR 1806 — A bill to provide for technological innovation through the prioritization of Federal investment in basic research, fundamental scientific discovery, and development to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes.

Army Corps of Engineers, TVA Fiscal 2016 Budget
House Transportation and Infrastructure — Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee (Chairman Gibbs, R-Ohio) of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on the president's fiscal 2016 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Date Wednesday, April 22, 10 a.m.
Place 2167 Rayburn Bldg.
Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army, Civil Works
Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, chief of engineers, Army Corps of Engineers
William Johnson, president and CEO, Tennessee Valley Authority

Human Trafficking Issues
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 titled "Accountability and Transformation: Tier Rankings in the Fight Against Human Trafficking."
Date Wednesday, April 22, 1:30 p.m.
Place 2200 Rayburn Bldg.
Mark Lagon, president, Freedom House
Matt Smith, executive director, Fortify Rights
Shay Cullen, president/CEO, PREDA Foundation

U.S. Trade Issues
House Ways and Means Committee
House Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Ryan, R-Wis.) hearing titled "Expanding American Trade With Accountability and Transparency."
Date Wednesday, April 22, 3 p.m.
Place 1100 Longworth Bldg.

Thursday, April 23

Mine Worker Safety Issues
House Education and the Workforce — Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
Workforce Protections Subcommittee (Chairman Walberg, R-Mich.) of House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing titled "Protecting America's Workers: An Enforcement Update From the Mine Safety and Health Administration."
Date Thursday, April 23, 9 a.m.
Place 2175 Rayburn Bldg.
Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of Labor for mine safety and health, Department of Labor

Hydraulic Fracturing Issues
House Science, Space and Technology Committee
House Science, Space and Technology Committee (Chairman Smith, R-Texas) hearing titled "Hydraulic Fracturing: Banning Proven Technologies on Possibilities Instead of Probabilities."
Date Thursday, April 23, 9 a.m.
Place 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
Christi Craddick, chairwoman, Railroad Commission of Texas
Donald Siegel, chairman, Earth Sciences, Syracuse University
Simon Lomax, western director, Energy in Depth
Elgie Holstein, senior director, Strategic Planning, Environmental Defense Fund

Financial Regulatory Issues
House Financial Services — Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee (Chairman Neugebauer, R-Texas) of House Financial Services Committee hearing titled "Examining Regulatory Burdens: Regulator Perspective."
Date Thursday, April 23, 9:15 a.m.
Place HVC-210 Capitol Visitor Center

21st Century Workforce
House Energy and Commerce — Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Energy and Power Subcommittee (Chairman Whitfield, R-Ky.) of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing titled "Title II: 21st Century Workforce."
Date Thursday, April 23, 10 a.m.
Place 2123 Rayburn Bldg.
Tracy Brundage, vice president, Workforce Development and Continuing Education, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Rick Jarvis, vice president, Field Construction, Morrow-Meadows Corp.
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, CEO, University of Houston
Monica Martinez, president, Hispanics in Energy
Felix W. Ortiz III, founder, chairman and CEO, Viridis Learning
Charles Wilson, senior reactor operator trainer, and managing partner, CW Consulting Group LLC

SENATE COMMITTEES

Tuesday, April 21

Surface Transportation Reauthorization
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee (Chairman Shelby, R-Ala.) hearing titled "Surface Transportation Reauthorization: Building on the Successes of MAP-21 to Deliver Safe, Efficient and Effective Public Transportation Services and Projects."
Date Tuesday, April 21, 10 a.m.
Place 538 Dirksen Bldg.
Therese W. McMillan, acting administrator, Federal Transit Administration

Congressional Trade Priorities
Senate Finance Committee
Senate Finance Committee (Chairman Hatch, R-Utah) hearing titled "Congress and U.S. Tariff Policy."
Date Tuesday, April 21, 10 a.m.
Place 215 Dirksen Bldg.
Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Richard L. Trumka, president, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization

FAA Regulatory Certification Process
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: Certification and U.S. Aviation Manufacturing Competitiveness."
Date Tuesday, April 21, 2:30 p.m.
Place 253 Russell Bldg.
Dorenda Baker, director of Aircraft Certification Service, Federal Aviation Administration
Gerald Dillingham, director of Civil Aviation Issues, Government Accountability Office
Pete Bunce, president, General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Wednesday, April 22

Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Nomination
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Chairman Inhofe, R-Okla.) hearing to consider the nomination of Vanessa Sutherland to be a member and chairwoman of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.
Date Wednesday, April 22, 9:30 a.m.
Place 406 Dirksen Bldg.

Thursday, April 23

Medical Device Tax Impact
Senate Finance — Subcommittee on Health Care
Health Care Subcommittee (Chairman Toomey, R-Pa.) of Senate Finance Committee hearing titled "A Fresh Look at the Impact of the Medical Device Tax on Jobs, Innovation and Patients."
Date Thursday, April 23, 10 a.m.
Place 215 Dirksen Bldg.

Judiciary Nominations
Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee (Chairman Grassley, R-Iowa) markup to consider judiciary nominations.
Date Thursday, April 23, 10 a.m.
Place 226 Dirksen Bldg.
Sally Quillian Yates to be deputy attorney general
Kara Stoll to be a U.S. circuit judge for the Federal Circuit
Roseann A. Ketchmark to be a U.S. district judge for the Western District of Missouri

Airport 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: Airport Issues and Infrastructure Financing."
Date Thursday, April 23, 10 a.m.
Place 253 Russell Bldg.
Gerald Dillingham, director of Civil Aviation Issues, Government Accountability Office
Sharon Pinkerton, senior vice president, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Airlines for America
Todd Hauptli, president and CEO, American Association of Airport Executives
Mark Reis, managing director, Aviation Division, Port of Seattle
Michael J. Minerva, vice president, Government and Airport Affairs, American Airlines

Surface Transportation Reauthorization (hearing continued)
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee (Chairman Shelby, R-Ala.) hearing titled "Surface Transportation Reauthorization: Building on the Successes of MAP-21 to Deliver Safe, Efficient and Effective Public Transportation Services and Projects."
Date Thursday, April 23, 10 a.m.
Place 538 Dirksen Bldg.
Michael Melaniphy, president and CEO, American Public Transportation Association
Janet Kavinoky, executive director, Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and vice president, Americans for Transportation Mobility Coalition
Barbara Cline, upper Midwest regional director, Community Transportation Association of America and executive director, Prairie Hills Transit
Harry Lombardo, international president, Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO

Central American Immigration Issues
Senate Judiciary — Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest
Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee (Chairman Sessions, R-Ala.) of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing tilted "Eroding the Law and Diverting Taxpayer Resources: An Examination of the Administration's Central American Minors Refugee/Parole Program."
Date Thursday, April 23, 2:30 p.m.
Place 226 Dirksen Bldg.

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