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Committee Assignments for the 111th Congress
Committee Hearings & Meetings Scheduled


  
 
 

Thursday, Mar. 05, 2015

10:00 AM
    Energy and Natural Resources
        Hearings to examine opportunities for the United States to build on its status as an Arctic nation for the betterment of the nation and those who live in the Arctic.
SD-366        
    

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015

9:30 AM
    Armed Services
        Hearings to examine the posture of the Department of the Navy in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program.
SD-G50        
    
10:00 AM
    Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
        Hearings to examine venture exchanges and small-cap companies.
SD-538        
    
10:00 AM
    Finance
        Hearings to examine tax complexity, compliance, and administration, focusing on the merits of simplification in tax reform.
SD-215        
    
10:00 AM
    Foreign Relations
        Hearings to examine United States policy in Ukraine, focusing on countering Russia and driving reform.
SD-419        
    
10:00 AM
    Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
        Hearings to examine continuing America's leadership in medical innovation for patients.
SD-430        
    
10:00 AM
    Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
        Hearings to examine the antitrust decrees that govern the market for music.
SD-226        
    
2:30 PM
    Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
        Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the Veterans Health Administration.
SD-124        
    
2:30 PM
    Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
        To receive a closed briefing on Iran's military and intelligence activities and impact on regional security.
SVC-217        
    
3:00 PM
    Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
        Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the Congressional Budget Office and the Government Accountability Office.
SD-138        
    

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015

9:00 AM
    Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
        Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the National Nuclear Safety Administration.
SD-138        
    
9:30 AM
    Armed Services: Subcommittee on SeaPower
        Hearings to examine Marine Corps ground modernization in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program.
SR-222        
    
9:30 AM
    Foreign Relations
        Hearings to examine the President's request for authorization to use force against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), focusing on military and diplomatic efforts.
SD-419        
    
10:00 AM
    Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
        Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for Indian Health Service.
SD-124        
    
10:00 AM
    Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
        Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
SD-562        
    
10:00 AM
    Commerce, Science, and Transportation
        Hearings to examine a nationwide public safety wireless broadband network.
SR-253        
    
10:00 AM
    Environment and Public Works
        Hearings to examine state regulators' perspectives on the clean power plan.
SD-406        
    
10:00 AM
    Judiciary
        Hearings to examine certain nominations.
SD-226        
    
10:30 AM
    Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense
        Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the Army.
SD-192        
    
10:30 AM
    Budget
        Hearings to examine benefits of a balanced budget.
SD-608        
    
2:00 PM
    Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
        Hearings to examine protecting religious freedom abroad.
SD-124        
    
2:30 PM
    Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
        Hearings to examine military construction, environmental, energy, and base closure programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program.
SH-216        
    

Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015

9:30 AM
    Armed Services
        Hearings to examine U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program; with the possibility of a closed session in SVC-217 following the open session.
SD-G50        
    
9:45 AM
    Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
        Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the Secretary of the Senate, the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Capitol Police.
SD-124        
    
10:00 AM
    Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
        Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2016 for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; to be followed by a closed session in SVC-217 at approximately 12:00 p.m.
SD-192        
    
10:00 AM
    Energy and Natural Resources
        Hearings to examine S.556, to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting.
SD-366        
    
10:00 AM
    Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
        Hearings to examine the Visa Waiver Program, focusing on implications for United States national security.
SD-342        
    
10:30 AM
    Aging
        Hearings to examine how prepared Americans are for retirement.
SD-562        
    
2:30 PM
    Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
        To receive a closed briefing on missile defense programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program.
SVC-217        
    

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015

10:00 AM
    Energy and Natural Resources
        Hearings to examine the state of technological innovation related to the electric grid.
SD-366        
    

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2015

10:00 AM
    Veterans' Affairs
        A joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation from multiple veterans service organizations.
SD-G50        
    
2:30 PM
    Commerce, Science, and Transportation
        An oversight hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission.
SR-253        
    

Thursday, Mar. 19, 2015

9:30 AM
    Armed Services
        Hearings to examine U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Transportation Command, and U.S. Cyber Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program.
SD-G50        
    
10:00 AM
    Energy and Natural Resources
        Hearings to examine U.S. crude oil export policy.
SD-366        
    
2:30 PM
    Armed Services: Subcommittee on Airland
        Hearings to examine Air Force force structure and modernization in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program.
SR-222        
    

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015

10:00 AM
    Energy and Natural Resources
        Hearings to examine management reforms to improve forest health and socioeconomic opportunities on the nation's forest system.
SD-366        
    

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015

2:30 PM
    Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
        Hearings to examine ballistic missile defense programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program.
SR-222        
    

Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015

10:00 AM
    Energy and Natural Resources
        Hearings to examine the Administration's Quadrennial Energy Review.
SD-366        
    
 
  

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