Puerto Rico Sovereignty and Self-Determination

Tue, 18 Jun 2024 18:30:00 GMT

The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills:
  • S. 2944, to enable the people of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to determine the political status of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and for other purposes (Wicker);
  • S. 3231, to enable the people of Puerto Rico to choose a permanent, nonterritorial, fully self-governing political status for Puerto Rico and to provide for a transition to and the implementation of that permanent, nonterritorial, fully self-governing political status, and for other purposes (Heinrich).

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Chair

  • Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
    Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittee 366 Dirksen
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Unlocking Department of Transportation Financing for More Transit-Oriented Housing Development

Tue, 18 Jun 2024 14:00:00 GMT

Subcommittee hearing.

Witnesses:
  • Dr. Tracy Hadden Loh, Fellow, Brookings Institute
  • Adhi Nagraj, Chief Development Officer, McCormack Baron Salazar
  • Dr. Morteza Farajian, Executive Director, Build America Bureau at the U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Senate Appropriations Committee
    Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee 138 Dirksen
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California Air Resources Board's Rail Industry Pollution Standards

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 18:00:00 GMT

Investigations & Oversight Subcommittee hearing entitled “Environmentalism Off the Rails: How CARB will Cripple the National Rail Network.”

Hearing memo

Witnesses:
  • Ian Jefferies, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads
  • Chuck Baker, President, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
  • Dr. Tyler Dick, Professor, Texas Railway Analysis & Innovation Node (TRAIN), University of Texas Austin
Background info on CARB’s net-zero-by-2030 rail emissions policy:
  • House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
    Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee 2318 Rayburn
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National Parks and Immigration Policy: Floyd Bennett Field

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:00:00 GMT

On Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 11 a.m., in room 1334 Longworth House Office Building, the Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold an oversight hearing titled “Destroying America’s Best Idea: Biden’s Border Crisis, Desecrating National Park Lands and Damaging Communities.”

The hearing was originally scheduled to begin at 10:15 am, but was rescheduled to allow Republicans to attend a breakfast meeting with Donald Trump.

Witnesses:
  • Jaime Williams, Assemblymember, 59th District, New York State Assembly
  • Paul King, President, Belle Harbor Property Owners Association, Belle Harbor, NY
  • Elizabeth Morrissey, President, Madison Marine Park Homecrest Civic Association, Brooklyn, NY
  • Amy Fischer, Director of Refugee and Migrant Rights, Amnesty International USA, Washington, DC [Minority Witness]

Hearing memo

  • House Natural Resources Committee
    Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee 1334 Longworth
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Revenue, Ridership, and Post-Pandemic Lessons in Public Transit

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:00:00 GMT

This is a hearing of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

Witnesses:
  • MJ Maynard, CEO, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, on behalf of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
  • Laura Hendricks, CEO, Transdev U.S., on behalf of the North American Transit Alliance (NATA)
  • Marc Scribner, Senior Transportation Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation
  • Greg Regan, President, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO
  • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    Highways and Transit Subcommittee 2167 Rayburn
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A Review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Requests for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 14:00:00 GMT

Subcommittee hearing on the SEC budget request and the CFTC budget request. Chaired by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).

Witnesses:
  • Gary Gensler, Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Rostin Behnam, Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Senate Appropriations Committee
    Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee 138 Dirksen
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Securing America’s Critical Materials Supply Chains and Economic Leadership

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 14:00:00 GMT

Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee hearing on securing our critical materials supply chains and reducing our dependence on foreign adversaries, like China.

  • House Energy and Commerce Committee
    Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee 2322 Rayburn
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Nominations for Ambassadors to Libya, Algeria, Senegal, Dominican Republic, and Iraq

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 14:00:00 GMT

Nomination hearing for:

  • Jennifer D. Gavito, of Colorado, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Libya
  • Joshua M. Harris, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Peter W. Lord, of Florida, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Senegal, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Juan Carlos Iturregui, of Maryland, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Dominican Republic
  • Tracey Ann Jacobson, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iraq

Oversight of the Bureau of Land Management

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 13:30:00 GMT

The purpose of this hearing is to conduct oversight of the Bureau of Land Management.

Witness:
  • Tracy Stone-Manning, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee 366 Dirksen
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Markup Fiscal Year 2025 Defense, Financial Services and General Government, and Legislative Branch Bills

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 13:00:00 GMT

Full committee markup.

Defense: Financial Services and General Government:
  • Fact sheet, Democratic
  • Bill summary, Democratic
  • Subcommittee mark
  • Prohibits the SBA from funding climate change initiatives to help small businesses cut energy costs and reduce carbon emissions
  • Prohibits the use of funds to implement several Executive Orders put in place to combat or mitigate the risks of the climate crisis.
Legislative Branch:

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