Hearings and Business Meetings

Jul 16 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Business Meeting to Consider Pending Legislation

366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 10:00 AM

The business meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. EDT in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the business meeting is to consider pending legislation.

The business meeting will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after it concludes. 

Agenda Item 1: S. 143, a bill to authorize the Department of Energy to conduct collaborative research with the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to improve healthcare services for veterans in the United States, and for other purposes. (Sen. Ernst, R-IA)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 2: S. 174, a bill to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector. (Sens. King, I-ME and Risch, R-ID)

Agenda Item 3: S. 253, a bill to coordinate the provision of energy retrofitting assistance to schools. (Sen. Collins, R-ME)

  • Passed by voice vote (Sen. Lee recorded as no)
  • With a Lee amendment

Agenda Item 4: S. 520, a bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy efficiency materials pilot program. (Sen. Klobuchar, D-MN)

Agenda Item 5: S. 715, a bill to improve the productivity and energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector by directing the Secretary of Energy, in coordination with the National Academies and other appropriate Federal agencies, to develop a national smart manufacturing plan and to provide assistance to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in implementing smart manufacturing programs, and for other purposes. (Sen. Shaheen, D-NH)

  • Passed by voice vote (Sen. Lee recorded as no)

Agenda Item 6: S. 816, a bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas, and for other purposes. (Sen. Cassidy, R-LA)

  • Passed by roll call vote (11-9)

Agenda Item 7: S. 859, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives, and for other purposes. (Sen. Gardner, R-CO)

Agenda Item 8: S. 903, a bill to direct the Secretary of Energy to establish advanced nuclear goals, provide for a versatile, reactor-based fast neutron source, make available high-assay, low-enriched uranium for research, development, and demonstration of advanced nuclear reactor concepts, and for other purposes. (Sen. Murkowski, R-AK)

Agenda Item 9: S. 983, a bill to amend the Energy Conservation and Production Act to reauthorize the weatherization assistance program, and for other purposes. (Sen. Coons, D-DE)

  • Passed by voice vote (Sen. Lee recorded as no)

Agenda Item 11: S. 1052, a bill to authorize the Office of Fossil Energy to develop advanced separation technologies for the extraction and recovery of rare earth elements and minerals from coal and coal byproducts, and for other purposes. (Sen. Manchin, D-WV)

Agenda Item 12: S. 1064, a bill to require the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study on the national security implications of building ethane and other natural-gas-liquids-related petrochemical infrastructure in the United States, and for other purposes. (Sen. Manchin, D-WV)

Agenda Item 13: S. 1085, a bill to support research, development, and other activities to develop innovative vehicle technologies, and for other purposes. (Sen. Peters, D-MI)

  • Passed by voice vote (Sens. Barrasso, Risch, and Lee recorded as no)

Agenda Item 14: S. 1201, a bill to amend the fossil energy research and development provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to enhance fossil fuel technology, and for other purposes. (Sen. Manchin, D-WV)

Agenda Item 15: S. 1245, a bill to improve energy performance in Federal buildings, and for other purposes. (Sen. Hoeven, R-ND)

Agenda Item 16: S. 1286, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to facilitate the commercialization of energy and related technologies developed at Department of Energy facilities with promising commercial potential. (Sen. Heinrich, D-NM)

  • Passed by voice vote (Sen. Lee recorded as no)

Agenda Item 17: S. 1317, a bill to facilitate the availability, development, and environmentally responsible production of domestic resources to meet national material or critical mineral needs, and for other purposes. (Sen. Murkowski, R-AK)

Agenda Item 18: S. 1685, a bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program for the research, development, and demonstration of commercially viable technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide produced during the generation of natural gas-generated power. (Sen. Cornyn, R-TX)

Agenda Item 19: S. 1706, a bill to amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to encourage the increased use of performance contracting in Federal facilities, and for other purposes. (Sen. Gardner, R-CO)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 20: S. 1857, a bill to amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to improve Federal energy and water performance requirements for Federal buildings and establish a Federal Energy Management Program. (Sen. Murkowski, R-AK)

Agenda Item 21: H.R. 347, an Act to extend the authorization of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 relating to the disposal site in Mesa County, Colorado. (Rep. Tipton, R-CO-3)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 22: H.R. 762, an Act to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide for the dissemination of information regarding available Federal programs relating to energy efficiency projects for schools, and for other purposes. (Rep. Cartwright, D-PA-8)

Agenda Item 23: H.R. 1138, an Act to reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes. (Rep. Reed, R-NY-23)

  • Passed by voice vote
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