Full Committee Hearing To Consider Pending Legislation

March 1, 2022
10:00 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 10:00 am in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills: 

  • S. 3699, to provide guidance for and investment in the research and development activities of the Department of Energy Office of Science and for other purposes (Department of Energy Science for the Future Act of 2022).
  • S. 3428, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to provide Federal financial assistance to support advanced nuclear reactors and associated supply chain infrastructure, and for other purposes (Fission for the Future Act of 2021).
  • S. 2733, to terminate the United States Enrichment Corporation Fund and transfer remaining amounts to the Treasury (United States Enrichment Corporation Fund Termination and Transfer Act).
  • S. 2896, to amend the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to clarify whistleblower rights and protections, and for other purposes (Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Whistleblower Protection Act).
  • S. 2232, to direct the Secretary of Energy to fund projects to restore and modernize National Laboratories, and for other purposes (Restore and Modernize Our National Laboratories Act of 2021).
  • S. 2302, to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to assign certain functions to the Assistant Secretaries of Energy relating to energy emergencies and energy security, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3119, to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act with respect to functions assigned to Assistant Secretaries, and for other purposes (Energy Emergency Leadership Act).

The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. 

The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Joe Manchin

    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • Sen. John Barrasso

    Ranking Member
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Geraldine Richmond

    Undersecretary for Science and Innovation
    U.S. Department of Energy