Hearings and Business Meetings

366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 09:30 AM

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a business meeting on Novemver 19, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. The agenda for the business meeting is:

  • S. 329. Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in the State of Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes. (Mr. Murphy).
  • S. 556, Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015, a bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes. (Ms. Murkowski).
  • S. 782, Grand Canyon Bison Management Act, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a bison management plan for the Grand Canyon National Park. (Mr. McCain).
    • Reported favorably

  • S. 1583, Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project, a bill to authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project. (Ms. Murkowski).
  • S. 1592, to clarify the description of certain Federal land under the Northern Arizona Land Exchange and Verde River Basin Partnership Act of 2005 to include additional land in the Kaibab National Forest. (Mr. Flake).
    • Reported favorably

  • S. 1694, Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Phase III Act of 2015, a bill to amend Public Law 103-434 to authorize Phase III of the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project for the purposes of improving water management in the Yakima River basin, and for other purposes. (Ms. Cantwell).
  • S. 1941/H.R. 2223, Crags, Colorado Land Exchange Act of 2015, to authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange in El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado, and for other purposes. (Mr. Gardner/Mr. Lamborn).
    • Reported favorably

  • S. 1942/H.R. 1554, Elkhorn Ranch and White River National Forest Conveyance Act of 2015, to require a land conveyance involving the Elkhorn Ranch and the White River National Forest in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes. (Mr. Gardner/Mr. Tipton).
    • Reported favorably

  • S. 2046, Mahoney Lake Hydroelectric Project, a bill to authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue an order continuing a stay of a hydroelectric license for the Mahoney Lake hydroelectric project in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.(Ms. Murkowski).

  • S. 2069, Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act, a bill to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to modify provisions relating to certain land exchanges in the Mt. Hood Wilderness in the State of Oregon. (Mr. Wyden).
  • S. 2083, W. Kerr Scott Hydroelectric Project, a bill to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project. (Mr. Burr).
    • Reported favorably

  • H.R. 373, Good Samaritan Search and Recovery Act, to direct the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to expedite access to certain Federal land under the administrative jurisdiction of each Secretary for good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, and for other purposes. (Mr. Heck).
    • Reported favorably

  • H.R. 1324, Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2015, to adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, and for other purposes. (Mr. Polis).
    • Reported favorably

  • Nomination of Suzette M. Kimball, Ph.D. to be Director of the United States Geological Survey.
    • Reported Favorably

  • Nomination of Ms. Victoria Marie Baecher Wassmer to be Under Secretary of Energy.
    • Reported favorably

  • Nomination of Cherry Ann Murray, Ph.D. to be Director of the office of Science at the
    Department of Energy.
    • Reported favorably

  • Nomination of Mr. John Francis Kotek to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy).
    • Reported favorably

Opening Remarks