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Look Ahead: Committee Announces Activity for the Week of July 27


07.24.15

Committee to Continue Oversight of FCC and Recent Anthrax Blunders, Will Consider Six Bills to Build Upon Bipartisan #RecordOfSuccess


WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its schedule for the week of July 27.

On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will continue its review of the Federal Select Agent Program, looking specifically at the recent reports of the shipments of live anthrax from a Department of Defense laboratory. Members will hear from the Department of Defense, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, and Government Accountability Office. The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony will be available here.

Also on Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will continue its oversight of the Federal Communications Commission, hearing from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Ajit Pai. The Majority Memorandum and witness testimony will be available here.

Also on Tuesday, the Energy and Power Subcommittee is hosting a roundtable discussion on the potential impacts of EPA’s proposed ozone rule on U.S. manufacturing and jobs. The public event will be held from 2-3 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. For additional information and a list of panelists, click here

On Tuesday afternoon members will deliver opening statements for a Full Committee Markup that will reconvene on Wednesday morning. The committee will consider:

  • H.R. 1344, the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act,
  • H.R. 1462, the Protecting Our Infants Act,
  • H.R. 1725, the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) Reauthorization Act,
  • H.R. 2820, the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act,
  • H.R. 985, the Concrete Masonry Products, Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015, and
  • H.R. 3154, the E-Warranty Act of 2015

Learn more about these bipartisan bills online here. A background memo and electronic copies of the bills can be found online here. Amendments and votes will be available at the same link as they are posted.

Hearing, Vote, and Roundtable Details:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
10 AM
2123 Rayburn HOB
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Hearing on “Continuing Concerns with the Federal Select Agent Program: Department of Defense Shipments of Live Anthrax”

10:15 AM
2322 Rayburn HOB
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Hearing on “Continued Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission”

2:00 PM
2123 Rayburn HOB
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Roundtable Discussion: “EPA’s Proposed Ozone Rule: Potential Impacts on Manufacturing and Jobs”

5:00 PM
2123 Rayburn HOB
Full Committee Markup of H.R. 985, H.R. 3154, H.R. 1344, H.R. 1462, H.R. 1725, H.R. 2820
Opening Statements Only

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10 AM
2123 Rayburn HOB
Reconvene Full Committee Markup of Full Committee Markup of H.R. 985, H.R. 3154, H.R. 1344, H.R. 1462, H.R. 1725, H.R. 2820

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