Examining PFAS Chemicals and their Risks

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:00:00 GMT

The hearing will discuss GA O’s 2019 High Risk List and findings with respect to high-risk areas covered by the report. The hearing will address high-risk areas that were added to or removed from the list this year, areas that GAO identifies as needing significant attention, and other high-risk areas.

Witnesses
  • Brian K. Fitzpatrick, Member of Congress, Washington D.C.
  • Daniel T. Kildee, Member of Congress, Washington D.C.
  • Dave Ross, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment, U.S. Department of Defense
  • House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
    Environment Subcommittee 2154 Rayburn
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Our Nation's Crumbling Infrastructure And The Need For Immediate Action

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:00:00 GMT

Witnesses:

Panel 1:
  • Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Rep. Sam Graves, Ranking Member, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Panel 2:
  • Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
  • Thomas Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Gregory E. DiLoreto, P.E., 2013 ASCE Past-President, Chair of the Committee for America’s Infrastructure
  • Chris Spear, President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
  • Marc Scribner, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute

The Electricity Sector in a Changing Climate

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:00:00 GMT

  • Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee 366 Dirksen
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We’ll Always Have Paris: Filling the Leadership Void Caused by Federal Inaction on Climate Change

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:00:00 GMT

  • House Energy and Commerce Committee
    Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee 2123 Rayburn
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Clean Energy Infrastructure and the Workforce to Build It

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:30:00 GMT

The Energy Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on the Blue Collar to Green Collar Jobs Development Act of 2019, on Wednesday, February 27, at 10:30 am in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

  • House Energy and Commerce Committee
    Energy Subcommittee 2322 Rayburn
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To receive testimony from Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Department of Agriculture on "The State of the Rural Economy"

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:00:00 GMT

Witness: Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Sea Change: Impacts of Climate Change on Our Oceans and Coasts

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:00:00 GMT

Witnesses
  • Dr. Sarah Cooley, Director, Ocean Acidification Program, Ocean Conservancy
  • Dr. Radley Horton, Lamont Associate Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University Earth Institute
  • Dr. Thomas K. Frazer, Professor and Director, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Florida
  • Margaret A. Pilaro, Executive Director, Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association
  • House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
    Environment Subcommittee 2318 Rayburn
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Hearing to Examine S. 383, the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act, and the State of Current Technologies that Reduce, Capture, and Use Carbon Dioxide

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:00:00 GMT

The Denial Playbook: How Industries Manipulate Science and Policy from Climate Change to Public Health

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:00:00 GMT

The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee planned to hold a Feb. 26 hearing titled The Denial Playbook: How Industries Manipulate Science and Policy from Climate Change to Public Health. Witnesses at the hearing – part of the Natural Resources Committee’s historic month-long series of hearings on climate change – will speak to the tactics used by various industries to mislead the public about health and environmental risks and explain how to recognize the signs of a denialist misinformation campaign in any field.

However, as the hearing began with two Democrats and four Republicans present, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) was able to call the hearing out of order. The testimony continued as a forum.

Majority Witnesses

  • Chris Borland, Retired NFL player. Chris Borland is a former linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He retired early from a successful career because of concerns about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurological condition caused by repeated blows to the head and body experienced by professional, college, and early age football players.
  • Mr. Ryan Hampton, Founder, Voices Project. Ryan Hampton is a national addiction recovery advocate and person in sustained recovery from 10 years of active opioid use. He has worked with multiple non-profits and community organizing campaigns—including the nation’s top addiction recovery advocacy organizations.
  • Ms. Alexandra Precup. Ms. Precup is a native of Puerto Rico who was displaced by Hurricane Maria. She will speak to the effects of climate change on her and her family.
  • Dr. David Michaels, Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University. Dr. Michaels is the former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. He is among the nation’s top experts in disinformation campaigns, including climate denial, and will speak to the ways in which denial campaigns across industries share similar recognizable traits.

A Global Crisis: Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:00:00 GMT

Witnesses

Panel I
  • The Honorable Raul Ruiz, Member of Congress (D-CA)
Panel II
  • The Honorable Eric Schwartz, President, Refugees International, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration
  • Mr. Ryan Mace, Grassroots Advocacy and Refugee Specialist, Amnesty International
  • House Foreign Affairs Committee
    Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee 2200 Rayburn
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