• On April 23, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to consider S. 306, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act; S. 545, the Hydropower Improvement Act of 2013; H.R. 267, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013; and S. 761, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (“Shaheen-Portman”).
  • On April 24, the House Natural Resources Committee will continue the markup of H.R. 3, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline which was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week.
  • That same day, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior-EPA will hold a hearing on the president’s FY 14 budget, with testimony from Acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe and Acting EPA CFO Maryann Froehlich.
  • Also on April 24, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture will hold a hearing on USDA’s natural resources and environment programs.
  • On April 25, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to explore drought and the effects on energy and water management decisions.
  • That same day, the House Science Subcommittee on Environment will hold a hearing on policy-relevant climate issues in context.
  • Also on April 25, the House Science Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Energy will hold a joint hearing on federal hydraulic fracturing research activities.