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Hearings & Meetings


Displayed below are brief descriptions of each committee meeting and hearing scheduled to take place today, and on days thereafter. The time and location of each meeting/hearing is identified. Meetings that have been canceled or postponed are also noted.
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Time-Room
CommitteeTopic
080309:30 AMTuesday, Aug 03, 2021
9:30 AM – SD-G50
Armed Services
Hearings to examine the nomination of Lieutenant General Laura J. Richardson, USA, to be general and Commander, United States Southern Command, Department of Defense.
080310:00 AMTuesday, Aug 03, 2021
10:00 AM – SD-538
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Damon Y. Smith, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine regulators and our financial system.
080310:00 AMTuesday, Aug 03, 2021
10:00 AM – SD-366
Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the nominations of Geraldine Richmond, of Oregon, to be Under Secretary for Science, and Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, of California, to be Director of the Office of Science, both of the Department of Energy, and Cynthia Weiner Stachelberg, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
080310:00 AMTuesday, Aug 03, 2021
10:00 AM – SD-342/VTC
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine domestic terrorism and violent extremism, focusing on the threat of racially, ethnically, religiously, and politically motivated attacks.
080310:00 AMTuesday, Aug 03, 2021
10:00 AM – SD-226
Judiciary
Hearings to examine student loan bankruptcy reform.
080310:10 AMTuesday, Aug 03, 2021
10:10 AM – SD-106/VTC
Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine authorizations of use of force, focusing on administration perspectives.
080312:00 PMTuesday, Aug 03, 2021
12:00 PM – S-207
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Business meeting to consider S.1486, to eliminate discrimination and promote women's health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition, S.1543, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide best practices on student suicide awareness and prevention training and condition State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and tribal educational agencies receiving funds under section 520A of such Act to establish and implement a school-based student suicide awareness and prevention training policy, S.2425, to amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure the provision of high-quality service through the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, S.2401, to reauthorize the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, the nominations of David Weil, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor, Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Javier Ramirez, of Illinois, to be Federal Mediation and Conciliation Director, and other pending calendar business.
08031400 PMTuesday, Aug 03, 2021
2:00 PM – SH-219
Intelligence
To receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.
08031430 PMTuesday, Aug 03, 2021
2:30 PM – SD-538
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
Hearings to examine protecting consumers from financial fraud and scams in the pandemic recovery economy.
08031430 PMTuesday, Aug 03, 2021
2:30 PM – SR-253
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security
Hearings to examine toxic marketing claims and their dangers.
08031430 PMTuesday, Aug 03, 2021
2:30 PM – SD-226
Judiciary
Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights
Hearings to examine principles and practice of congressional oversight and executive privilege.
080409:30 AMWednesday, Aug 04, 2021
9:30 AM – SD-106
Appropriations
Business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, an original bill making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and an original bill making appropriations for Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022.
080410:00 AMWednesday, Aug 04, 2021
10:00 AM – SR-253
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Business meeting to consider S.451, to require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to help facilitate the adoption of composite technology in infrastructure in the United States, S.1790, to ensure that the Federal Communications Commission does not approve radio frequency devices that pose a national security risk, S.1880, to direct the Federal Trade Commission to submit to Congress a report on unfair or deceptive acts or practices targeted at Indian Tribes or members of Indian Tribes, S.2068, to require the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce to promote and administer programs in the public and private sectors to assist the development of minority business enterprises, to ensure that such Agency has the necessary supporting resources, particularly during economic downturns, S.2299, to modify the age requirement for the Student Incentive Payment Program of the State maritime academies, S.2333, to amend chapter 2205 of title 36, United States Code, to ensure equal treatment of athletes, and the nominations of Jennifer L. Homendy, of Virginia, to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, Karen Jean Hedlund, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board, and Robert Cornelius Hampshire, of Michigan, and Carol Annette Petsonk, of the District of Columbia, both to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation.
080410:15 AMWednesday, Aug 04, 2021
10:15 AM – SH-216
Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider S.J.Res.10, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq, and the nominations of Gentry O. Smith, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Diplomatic Security), Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Rena Bitter, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Consular Affairs), Marc Evans Knapper, of California, to be Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Brian A. Nichols, of Rhode Island, to be an Assistant Secretary (Western Hemisphere Affairs), Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs), Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary (African Affairs), and to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation, Anne A. Witkowsky, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary (Conflict and Stabilization Operations), and to be Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, Kenneth Lee Salazar, of Colorado, to be Ambassador to the United Mexican States, Jessica Lewis, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary (Political-Military Affairs), Donald Lu, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs, Rufus Gifford, of Massachusetts, to be Chief of Protocol, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service, and Lee Satterfield, of South Carolina, to be an Assistant Secretary (Educational and Cultural Affairs), all of the Department of State, Isobel Coleman, of New York, and Paloma Adams-Allen, of the District of Columbia, both to be a Deputy Administrator, and Marcela Escobari, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Administrator, all of the United States Agency for International Development, routine lists in the Foreign Service, and other pending calendar business.
080410:30 AMWednesday, Aug 04, 2021
10:30 AM – SD-342
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Business meeting to consider S.2559, to establish the National Deepfake and Digital Provenance Task Force, S.2551, to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to establish or otherwise provide an artificial intelligence training program for the acquisition workforce, S.2520, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for engagements with State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments, S.2541, to authorize the reclassification of the tactical enforcement officers (commonly known as the "Shadow Wolves") in the Homeland Security Investigations tactical patrol unit operating on the lands of the Tohono O'odham Nation as special agents, S.1514, to expedite detainee transport to border patrol processing facilities, S.2305, to enhance cybersecurity education, S.2439, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for the responsibility of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to maintain capabilities to identify threats to industrial control systems, S.2540, to make technical corrections to title XXII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, S.2525, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require research and development to identify and evaluate the extent to which critical domain risks within the United States supply chain pose a substantial threat to homeland security, and the nominations of Robert Luis Santos, of Texas, to be Director of the Census, Department of Commerce, and Ed Gonzalez, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security.
08041400 PMWednesday, Aug 04, 2021
2:00 PM – SD-G50
Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider pending calendar business.
08041445 PMWednesday, Aug 04, 2021
2:45 PM – SH-216
Intelligence
Hearings to examine threats to U.S. national security, focusing on Beijing's long arm.
08041500 PMWednesday, Aug 04, 2021
3:00 PM – SD-628
Indian Affairs
Business meeting to consider S.989, to establish a Native American language resource center in furtherance of the policy set forth in the Native American Languages Act, and S.1402, to amend the Native American Languages Act to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.
080509:00 AMThursday, Aug 05, 2021
9:00 AM – SD-G50
Judiciary
Business meeting to consider S.1787, to amend title 28 of the United States Code to prevent the transfer of actions arising under the antitrust laws in which a State is a complainant, and the nominations of Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, Jia M. Cobb, of Virginia, and Florence Y. Pan, both to be a United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, Sarah A.L. Merriam, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut, Karen McGlashan Williams, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, and Matthew G. Olsen, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice.
080510:00 AMThursday, Aug 05, 2021
10:00 AM – SR-301
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Hearings to examine the nomination of Homer L. Wilkes, of Mississippi, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment.
080510:00 AMThursday, Aug 05, 2021
10:00 AM – SD-538
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine the nominations of Julia Ruth Gordon, of Maryland, David Uejio, of California, and Solomon Jeffrey Greene, of the District of Columbia, each to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
080510:00 AMThursday, Aug 05, 2021
10:00 AM – SD-366
Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the role of and programs within the Department of Energy's Office of Science.
080510:00 AMThursday, Aug 05, 2021
10:00 AM – SH-216/VTC
Foreign Relations
Hearings to examine the nominations of Michael Raynor, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Marc Ostfield, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay, and Troy Damian Fitrell, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea, all of the Department of State, and other pending nominations.
080510:15 AMThursday, Aug 05, 2021
10:15 AM – SD-342/VTC
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine domestic terrorism and violent extremism, focusing on the threat of racially, ethnically, religiously, and politically motivated attacks.

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