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Tuesday July 29, 2014
 
9:30 AM Judiciary
Hearing to examine certain nominations.
SD-226
Coverage: SRS (channel 10)
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10:00 AM Budget
Hearing to examine the economic and budgetary consequences of climate change, focusing on the cost of inaction.
SD-608
Coverage: SRS (channel 8)
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10:00 AM Finance
Hearing to examine tobacco, focusing on taxes owed, avoided, and evaded.
SD-215
Coverage: SRS (channel 11)

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10:00 AM Foreign Relations
Hearing to examine Iran, focusing on the status of the P-5+1 negotiations with Iran.
SD-419
Coverage: C-SPAN, SRS (channel 12)

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10:30 AM Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Hearing to examine revisiting the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies (RESTORE) Act, focusing on progress and challenges in Gulf restoration post-Deepwater Horizon.
SR-253
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2:00 PM Foreign Relations
Business meeting followed by a hearing to examine the nomination of John Francis Tefft, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Department of State.
SD-419
Coverage: C-SPAN, SRS (channel 12)

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2:30 PM Energy and Natural Resources
Hearing to examine breaking the logjam at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), focusing on ways to more efficiently process permits for energy production on Federal lands, and understanding the obstacles in permitting more energy projects on Federal lands, including S.279, to promote the development of renewable energy on public land, and S.2440, to expand and extend the program to improve permit coordination by the Bureau of Land Management.
SD-366
Coverage: SRS (channel 13)

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2:30 PM Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
Hearing to examine the threats posed by climate change.
SD-406
Coverage: SRS (channel 14)

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2:30 PM Finance: Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
Hearing to examine the United States-Korea free trade agreement, focusing on lessons learned two years later.
SD-215
Coverage: SRS (channel 11)

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2:30 PM Intelligence
Closed business meeting to consider pending calendar business.
SH-219
 
2:30 PM Joint Economic Committee
Hearing to examine increasing economic opportunity for African Americans, focusing on local initiatives that are making a difference.
SD-G50
Coverage: SRS (channel 8)

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3:00 PM Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
Hearing to examine opportunities and challenges for improving truck safety on our highways.
SR-253
Coverage: C-SPAN, SRS (channel 9)

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Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014
 
9:30 AM Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
Hearing to examine S.1049 and H.R.2166, bills to direct the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to expedite access to certain Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of each Secretary for good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, S.1437, to provide for the release of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land conveyed in 1954 by the United States, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, to the State of Oregon for the establishment of the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center of Oregon State University in Hermiston, Oregon, S.1554, to direct the heads of Federal public land management agencies to prepare reports on the availability of public access and egress to Federal public land for hunting, fishing, and other recreational purposes, to amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 to provide funding for recreational public access to Federal land, S.1605, for the relief of Michael G. Faber, S.1640, to facilitate planning, permitting, administration, implementation, and monitoring of pinyon-juniper dominated landscape restoration projects within Lincoln County, Nevada, S.1888 and H.R.1241, bills to facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest, S.2123, to authorize the exchange of certain Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Minnesota, S.2616, to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Idaho County in the State of Idaho, H.R.1684, to convey certain property to the State of Wyoming to consolidate the historic Ranch A, and H.R.3008, to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in Los Padres National Forest in California.
SD-366
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10:00 AM Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
Hearing to examine flood insurance claims process in communities after Sandy, focusing on lessons learned and potential improvements.
SD-538
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10:00 AM Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Business meeting to consider H.R.4007, to recodify and reauthorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program, S.1618, to enhance the Office of Personnel Management background check system for the granting, denial, or revocation of security clearances or access to classified information of employees and contractors of the Federal Government, S.1347, to provide transparency, accountability, and limitations of Government sponsored conferences, S.1396, to authorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency to award mitigation financial assistance in certain areas affected by wildfire, S.2640, to amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations, S.2547, to establish the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Subcommittee under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Advisory Council to provide recommendations on emergency responder training and resources relating to hazardous materials incidents involving railroads, S.2323, to amend chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be included with mothers of such veterans as preference eligibles for treatment in the civil service, S.2664, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Authorization Act of 2014, S.2651, DHS OIG Mandates Revision Act of 2014, H.R.4197, to amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the period of certain authority with respect to judicial review of Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers, S.2665, Emergency Information Improvement Act of 2014, S.1898, to require adequate information regarding the tax treatment of payments under settlement agreements entered into by Federal agencies, S.2247, to prohibit the awarding of a contract or grant in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold unless the prospective contractor or grantee certifies in writing to the agency awarding the contract or grant that the contractor or grantee has no seriously delinquent tax debts, H.R.606, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 815 County Road 23 in Tyrone, New York, as the “Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building”, H.R.1671, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6937 Village Parkway in Dublin, California, as the “James ‘Jim’ Kohnen Post Office”, H.R.2291, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York, New York, as the “Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office”, H.R.3472, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13127 Broadway Street in Alden, New York, as the “Sergeant Brett E. Gornewicz Memorial Post Office”, H.R.3765, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 198 Baker Street in Corning, New York, as the “Specialist Ryan P. Jayne Post Office Building”, and the nominations of Joseph L. Nimmich, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Anne E. Rung, of Pennsylvania, to be Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, and James C. Miller, III, of Virginia, Stephen Crawford, of Maryland, David Michael Bennett, of North Carolina, and Victoria Reggie Kennedy, of Massachusetts, all to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service.
SD-342
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10:00 AM Judiciary
Hearing to examine the next steps for the “Violence Against Women Act” (VAWA), focusing on protecting women from gun violence.
SD-106
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10:15 AM Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee on Children and Families
Hearing to examine paid family leave, focusing on the benefits for businesses and working families.
SD-430
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10:30 AM Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
Hearing to examine domestic challenges and global competition in aviation manufacturing.
SR-253
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2:00 PM Finance
Hearing to examine “The African Growth and Opportunity Act” at 14, focusing on the road ahead; to be immediately followed by a business meeting to consider the nominations of Robert W. Holleyman II, of Louisiana, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, D. Nathan Sheets, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary, and Ramin Toloui, of Iowa, to be Deputy Under Secretary, both of the Department of the Treasury, Maria Cancian, of Wisconsin, to be Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Sevices for Family Support, and Cary Douglas Pugh, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court.
SD-215
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2:15 PM Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
Hearing to examine pricing policies and competition in the contact lens industry.
SD-226
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2:15 PM Aging
Hearing to examine the impact of Medicare observation status on seniors.
SR-418
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2:30 PM Indian Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine responses to natural disasters in Indian country.
SD-628
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2:30 PM Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Hearing to examine wireless phone bills, focusing on a review of consumer protection practices and gaps.
SR-253
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Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014
 
10:00 AM Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearing to examine financial products for students, focusing on issues and challenges.
SD-538
 

10:00 AM Finance
Hearing to examine the nomination of Carolyn Watts Colvin, of Maryland, to be Commissioner of Social Security.
SD-215
 

10:00 AM Judiciary
Business meeting to consider pending calendar business.
SD-226
 

2:00 PM Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
Hearing to examine the Government Accountability Office report on expectations of government support for bank holding companies.
SD-538