Republican News

Washington, D.C. – The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will conduct two hearings next week. The committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, July 15, at 2:30 p.m. in SD-366 to receive testimony regarding the Compact of Free Association with the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The invited witnesses are: Panel One Mr. Albert V. Short Director Office of Compact Negotiations Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs U.S. Department of State David B. Cohen Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs U.S. Department of Interior Ms. Susan S. Westin Managing Director International Affairs and Trade General Accounting Office Panel Two President Joseph Urusemal or his designee Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM President Kessai Note or his designee Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands The committee will hold a hearing on Thursday, July 17, at 10:00 a.m.. in SD-366 devoted to the improved understanding of the governance of the Department of Energy laboratories and approaches for optimizing their ability to respond to national needs. The invited witnesses are: Dr. Victor H. Reis Senior Vice President Hicks and Associates Washington, DC Dr. John H. Gibbons President Resource Strategies The Plains, VA Dr. William J. Spencer Chairman Emeritus International SEMATECH Austin, TX Dr. William Schneider Jr. President International Planning Services, Inc. Arlington, VA ###