Full Committee Markup of the MilCon-VA, Agriculture-FDA, and Legislative Branch Appropriations Acts and Fiscal Year 2025 Subcommittee Allocations

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 13:30:00 GMT

Full committee markup.

  • Consideration of 302(b) Subcommittee allocations.
  • Markup of the ‘Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2025.”
  • Markup of the “Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2025.”
  • Markup of the “Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2025.”

The State of Rural Infrastructure: Emergency Response, Recovery, and Resilience

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 18:30:00 GMT

Subcommittee hearing.

Witnesses:
  • Ted Brady, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns, Williston, VT
  • Julie S. Moore PE, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources, State of Vermont, Middlesex, VT
  • Kevin Paap, County Commissioner, Blue Earth County, Garden City, MN
  • Mark D. Bohlin, General Manager, Perdido Bay Water, Sewer and Fire Protection District, Foley, AL
  • Brad Kimbro, General Manager and CEO, Wiregrass Electric Cooperative, Ashford, AL
  • Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee
    Rural Development and Energy Subcommittee 328A Russell
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Classified Briefing on the Columbia River Treaty

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 18:15:00 GMT

A full committee classified briefing.

Witness:
  • Brian Nichols, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee SVC-217 Capitol Visitor Center
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EPA and Agriculture

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 18:00:00 GMT

Full committee hearing entitled “Examining the Consequences of EPA’s Actions on American Agriculture”.

Nomination of Shannon A. Estenoz to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 14:00:00 GMT

The purpose of the hearing is to consider the nomination of Shannon A. Estenoz to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

Witness:
  • Shannon A. Estenoz, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior

Estenoz is currently Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. Previously, Shannon served as Interior’s Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives and Executive Director of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force. Shannon’s twenty four-year career in conservation includes roles with the World Wildlife Fund and the National Parks Conservation Association, and appointments by three Florida Governors including to the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District. Shannon is a fifth generation native of Key West, Florida, and holds degrees in International Affairs and Civil Engineering from Florida State University.

  • Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee 366 Dirksen
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Oversight of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 14:00:00 GMT

Full committee hearing.

Witness:
  • Michael Regan, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • House Oversight and Government Reform Committee 2154 Rayburn
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Oversight of the Permitting Council: Improving Transparency and Coordination

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 14:00:00 GMT

Full committee hearing.

Witness:
  • Eric Beightel, Executive Director, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council

The Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (Permitting Council) was established in 2015 by Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41), charged with improving the transparency and predictability of the federal environmental review and authorization process for certain critical infrastructure projects. The Permitting Council is comprised of the Permitting Council Executive Director, who serves as the Council Chair; 13 federal agency council members (including deputy secretary-level designees of the Secretaries of Agriculture, Army, Commerce, Interior, Energy, Transportation, Defense, Homeland Security, and Housing and Urban Development, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Chairs of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation); and the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

The Permitting Council coordinates federal environmental reviews and authorizations for projects that seek and qualify for FAST-41 coverage. FAST-41 covered projects are entitled to comprehensive permitting timetables and transparent, collaborative management of those timetables on the Federal Permitting Dashboard. FAST-41 covered projects may be in the renewable or conventional energy production, electricity transmission, energy storage, surface transportation, aviation, ports and waterways, water resource, broadband, pipelines, manufacturing, mining, carbon capture, semiconductors, artificial intelligence and machine learning, high-performance computing and advanced computer hardware and software, quantum information science and technology, data storage and data management, and cybersecurity sectors.

  • Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee 342 Dirksen
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Full Committee Markup of Fiscal Year 2025 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration Bills and Revised Subcommittee Allocations

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 13:00:00 GMT

Full committee markup of Fiscal Year 2025 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration Bills and Revised Subcommittee Allocations.

Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

An Examination of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) In Use Locomotive Regulation

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 18:00:00 GMT

This is a hearing of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.

Witnesses:
  • Dillon Olvera, President and Chief Executive Officer, Modesto and Empire Traction Company; on behalf of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
  • Roger Nober, Director of GW Regulatory Studies Center and Professor of Practice at the Trachtenberg School, George Washington University
  • Ural Yal, Senior Vice President – Corporate Preconstruction Group, Flatiron Construction; on behalf of the Associated General Contractors of California
  • Heather Arias, Chief, Transportation and Toxics Division, California Air Resources Board
  • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee 2167 Rayburn
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Water and Wildlife Legislation

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 18:00:00 GMT

On Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:
  • Discussion Draft of H.R. ___ (Rep. Westerman), “ESA Amendments Act of 2024," to codify Trump administration rollbacks of the Endangered Species Act;
  • H.R. 7544 (Rep. Maloy), “Water Rights Protection Act of 2024”, to ensure that federal action imposes no greater restriction or regulatory requirement on water rights than under applicable state water law;
  • H.R. 8308 (Rep. Harder), “Nutria Eradication and Control Reauthorization Act of 2024”; and
  • H.R. 8811 (Rep. Wittman), “America’s Conservation Enhancement Reauthorization Act of 2024”

Hearing memo

Witnesses:
  • Stephen Guertin, Deputy Director for Program Management and Policy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC (all bills)
  • Mauricio Guardado, General Manager, United Water Conservation District, Oxnard, CA (Westerman Discussion Draft)
  • Dr. Kirk Havens, Director of the Center for Coastal Resource Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA (H.R. 881)
  • Dr. Brian Steed, Great Salt Lake Commissioner, Office of the Great Salt Lake Commissioner, Salt Lake City, UT (H.R. 7544)
  • Ellen Richmond, Senior Attorney, Biodiversity Law Center, Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, DC (ESA Discussion Draft) [Minority witness]
  • House Natural Resources Committee
    Water, Wildlife and Fisheries Subcommittee 1324 Longworth
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