• On May 14, the Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a business meeting to mark up the Senate Farm Bill. The legislation extends a number of Energy Title programs, such as loan guarantees for biorefineries, and also allows renewable chemicals to compete for these programs.  
  • The same day, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a forum on natural gas demands. The forum will focus on pipeline infrastructure and demands of the transportation industry.  
  • The same day, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a business meeting to mark up three bills, including H.R. 271, Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act of 2013.  
  • On May 15, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water will hold a panel on the fiscal year 2014 (FY14) requested budget for the Department of Energy.  
  • The same day, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on the future of advanced vehicle technology.  
  • The same day, the House Agriculture Committee will mark up its version of the Farm Bill. Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) confirmed this version does not contain mandatory funding. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has said the bill will get floor time this year. The bill will be brought to the floor under a modified open rule; a plethora of amendments are expected as a result.
  • The same day, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a business meeting to mark up 18 bills, including legislation on the U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement as well as on rare earths.  
  • On May 16, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a business meeting to mark up 30 bills. Bills focus on hydropower and geothermal energy as well as helium.  
  • The same day, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Environment and the Economy will hold a meeting to review the fiscal year 2014 (FY14) requested budget for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).