• The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will host an April 9 hearing to consider the nomination of Ernest Moniz to serve as Secretary of Energy.
  • The same day, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will consider the nomination of Sylvia Burwell to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
  • The House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and power will hold a Keystone XL pipeline hearing on April 10. The focus of the hearing will be on H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act.
  • The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold an April 11 hearing to consider the nomination of Gina McCarthy to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • The same day, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will review a draft bill on coal ash. The draft is identical to S. 3512 from the 112th Congress; that bill was a compromise to H.R. 2273, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act.
  • Also on April 11, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water will hold a hearing on nuclear waste programs with testimony from Assistant Energy Secretary Pete Lyons, former Blue Ribbon Commission member Susan Eisenhower, and Rodney Ewing of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.
  • On April 12, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on a draft bill, entitled the Energy Consumers Relief Act, which would prevent the Environmental Protection Energy from issuing a regulation that would cost more than $1 billion in energy costs.
  • That same day, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction will hold a hearing on the Defense Department’s installations, energy, and environment programs.