On August 2, the Senate Environment Committee will hold a hearing on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's report on enhancing reactor safety, which will be a review following the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident in Japan.

On August 3, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures and Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a joint hearing that will “focus on the dual priorities of comprehensive tax reform and a sustainable energy policy that address our economic, security, and environmental needs.”

On August 3 the House Appropriations Committee will convene for a business meeting to consider the fiscal 2012 funding measure for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related agencies.