On May 9, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on President Obama's offshore drilling plan. The panel will hear testimony from Tommy Beaudreau, director of the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

On May 9, the House Small Business Committee will hold a hearing on the relationship between high gasoline prices and small businesses.  

On May 9, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on H.R. 4273, which would allow compliance with an emergency order under the Federal Power Act without risk of violating any other federal, state, or local environmental law or regulation, as well as the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, designed to streamline the delivery of hydropower.

On May 10, the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment will hold a hearing on the relationship between emerging energy production technology and job creation.

Several House Agriculture Committee panels meet this week to consider provisions of the 2012 farm bill.