Democratic News

Week of June 21-25
 
 
     On Tuesday, June 22, the full committee will review policies to reduce oil consumption through the promotion of accelerated deployment electric-drive vehicles, as proposed in S. 3495. Witnesses will include Patrick Davis, program manager, Office of Vehicle Technologies, Department of Energy; Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president, and CEO, FedEx Corp., Memphis; Kathryn Clay, director of research, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Washington; Brian Wynne, president, Electric Drive Transportation Association, Washington; David Friedman, research director, Clean Vehicles Program, Union of Concerned Scientists, Oviedo, FL; and Alan Crane, senior program officer, National Research Council, Washington.  (Dirksen 366, 10:00 a.m.)
 
 
     On Thursday, June 24, the full committee will consider bills related to Minerals Management Service (MMS) reform and to offshore drilling: S. 3497, a bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require leases entered into under that Act to include a plan that describes the means and timeline for containment and termination of an ongoing discharge of oil; S. 3431, a bill to improve the administration of the Minerals Management service; and other legislation which will be added to the agenda next week.  Witnesses will be posted on the Senate Energy Committee website.  (Dirksen 366, 9:30 a.m.)
 
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