• On July 23, the Senate Agriculture Committee will consider the nomination of Krysta Harden to serve as Deputy Agriculture Secretary and Robert Bonnie to serve as Undersecretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment.
  • The same day, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to consider S. 1273, the Fixing America’s Inequities with Revenues (FAIR) Act of 2013.
  • The same day, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will consider the nominations of Kenneth Kopocis to serve as Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Water, James Jones to serve as the agency’s Assistant Administrator for Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, and Avi Garbow to serve as the agency’s General Counsel.
  • The same day, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will markup the FY14 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill.
  • The same day, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on stakeholder perspectives of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The subcommittee will hold a second hearing on the same issue the following day.
  • On July 24, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will consider the nomination of Dr. Mark E. Schaefer to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.
  • The same day, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will host a hearing on Department of Energy project management and mission performance.
  • The same day, the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittees on Environment and Energy will hold a joint hearing on Environmental Protection Agency investigations of hydraulic fracturing.
  • The same day, the House Natural Resources Committee will markup several energy bills including H.R. 555, the BLM Live Internet Auctions Act; H.R. 1394, the Planning for American Energy Act of 2013; and H.R. 1965, the PIONEERS Act.
  • The same day, the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology will host a hearing to examine technology transfers at research institutions, universities, and the National Laboratories.
  • On July 25, the Senate Armed Services Committee will consider the nomination of Dennis McGinn to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment.
  • The same day, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power will hold a hearing to examine the aging water resource infrastructure.
  • The same day, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Minerals will hold a hearing to consider H.R. 2728, Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act.
  • The same day, the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy will hold a hearing on the future of coal.