The Senate Agriculture Committee will mark up the Senate Farm Bill before the end of the month.
On April 16, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will mark up the Gasoline Regulations Act and the Strategic Energy Production Act. The first bill requires analyses of the Environmental Protection Agency’s rules and actions impacting gasoline and diesel fuel prices, jobs, and the economy. The second bill calls for the development of a federal plan that would increase oil and gas exploration, development, and production on federal lands.
On April 17, the Senate Environment and Public Work’s Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Tuesday morning titled "Review of Mercury Pollution's Impacts on Public Health and the Environment."
On April 17, the House Science Committee will hold a hearing on unconventional oil resource development’s impact on energy prices and jobs.
On April 18, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on budget and spending at the Department of Energy.
On April 19, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will discuss the Domestic Fuels Protection Act (H.R. 4345), which provides liability protection related to certain fuels and fuel additives.
On April 19, the Senate Energy Committee will hold a hearing on rising sea levels and domestic infrastructure.
On April 19, the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Investigation and Oversight and Subcommittee on Energy and Environment will hold a hearing on tax policies’ impact on the commercial applications of renewable energy technology.