Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee  hearing on “Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.” Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m. Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg. Witnesses: T. Kenneth Mapp, governor of the United States Virgin Islands Ricardo Rossello Nevares, governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Assistant Energy Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Bruce Walker Maj. View Full Post
House Ways and Means Committee markup of H.R.1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Date: Monday, Nov. 6, Noon Place: 1100 Longworth Bldg. HR 1 — House Republican Tax Overhaul House Natural Resources Committee hearing on “Examining Challenges in Puerto Rico’s Recovery and the Role of the Financial Oversight and Management Board.” Date: Tuesday, Nov. View Full Post
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on “Efficiency in Building Management and Control Systems.” Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg. Witnesses: Daniel Simmons of the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Jud Virden, associate laboratory director for energy and environment in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Bruno Grunau, chief programs officer of the Cold Climate Housing Research Center Tracy Hawkins West, director of End-use, Power Delivery and Fleet R&D, Southern Company Services John Wallace, director of innovation for Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the potential for oil and gas exploration and development in the non-wilderness portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, known as the “1002 Area” or Coastal Plain. View Full Post
House Science, Space and Technology Energy Subcommittee and Research and Technology Subcommittee joint hearing on “American Leadership in Quantum Technology.” Date: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg. Witnesses: Carl Williams, acting director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Physical Measurement Laboratory Jim Kurose, assistant director of the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate John Stephen Binkley, acting director of science in the Energy Department Scott Crowder, vice president and CTO for quantum computing in the IBM Systems Group Christopher Monroe, professor in the University of Maryland’s Department of Physics, and founder and chief scientist at IonQ, Inc. View Full Post
The House is not in session this week. The Senate is in session. Senate Appropriations — Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies markup of the “Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018.” Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m. Place: 124 Dirksen Bldg.| Draft Bill — Fiscal 2018 Interior-Environment Appropriations (Senate) Note:  Full Committee markup will be on Oct 19 Senate Environment and Public Works Committee markup to vote on the nominations of Michael Dourson to be assistant EPA administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention; William Wehrum to be assistant EPA administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation; Matthew Leopold to be assistant EPA administrator for the Office of General Counsel; David Ross to be assistant EPA administrator for the Office of Water; Paul Trombino III to be administrator for the Federal Highway Administration; and Jeffery Baran to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. View Full Post
The Senate is not in session this week.  They will return to session on Oct 16 House Natural Resources — Subcommittee on Federal Lands hearing on H.R.219, the “Swan Lake Hydroelectric Project Boundary Correction Act”: H.R.2630, the “La Paz County Land Conveyance Act”; H.R.3373, to amend the District of Columbia Stadium Act of 1957 to extend for an additional 50 years the lease under which the government of the District of Columbia uses the ground under and the parking facilities association with Robert F. View Full Post
House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing on “Resiliency: The Electric Grid’s Only Hope.” Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. Witnesses: William Sanders, department head at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Carl Imhoff, manager of the Electricity Market Sector at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Gavin Dillingham, program director of clean energy policy at the Houston Advanced Research Center Walt Baum, executive director of the Texas Public Power Association Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee markup to vote on the nominations of Bruce Walker to be assistant Energy secretary for electricity delivery and energy reliability; and Steven Winberg to be an assistant Energy secretary for fossil energy. View Full Post
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Bruce Walker to be assistant Energy secretary for electricity delivery and energy reliability; and Steven Winberg to be an assistant Energy secretary for fossil energy. Date: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg. View Full Post