• On September 17, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will consider the nominations of Ron Binz to serve as Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman, Beth Robinson to serve as Under Secretary of Energy for Management and Performance, and Michael Connor to serve as Deputy Secretary of Interior.
  • The same day, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will consider a committee funding resolution for the period October 1, 2013 through February 28, 2015.
  • On September 18, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing to review President Obama’s climate action strategy.
  • The same day, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on pre-emption under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
  • On September 19, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will consider the nominations of Dr. Jo Emily Handelsman to serve as Associate Director for Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Robert Simon to serve as Associate Director for Environment and Energy in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Dr. Kathryn Sullivan to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • The same day, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to examine Alaskan wildlife management authority.
  • The same day, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will examine bureaucracy associated with the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • The same day, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats will mark-up H.Res. 284, expressing the sense of the House with respect to promoting energy security of European allies through opening up the Southern Gas Corridor.
  • The same day, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power will hold a hearing to look into hydropower investments and development.
  • The same day, the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittees on Environment and Oversight will hold a joint hearing to examine management of weather and climate satellites.
  • On September 20, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Minerals will hold a hearing to look into energy independence opportunities in California.