Hearings and Business Meetings

366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 10:00 AM

The business meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 10:00 am. EST in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the business meeting is to consider pending nominations and 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: Mr. Dan R. Brouillette, to be Secretary of Energy. 

  • Favorably reported by roll call vote (16-4)

Agenda Item 2: Mr. James P. Danly, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. 

  • Favorably reported by roll call vote (12-8)

Agenda Item 3: Ms. Katharine MacGregor, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior. 

  • Favorably reported by roll call vote (14-6)

Agenda Item 6: S. 500, a bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, and for other purposes. (Sens. Portman, R-OH, and Warner, D-VA) 

Agenda Item 7: S. 876, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to prepare veterans for careers in the energy industry, including the solar, wind, cybersecurity, and other low-carbon emissions sectors or zero-emissions sectors of the energy industry, and for other purposes. (Duckworth, D-IL) 

Agenda Item 9: S. 1081, a bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and for other purposes. (Manchin, D-WV) 

  • Passed by roll call vote (13-7)
  • With a Manchin amendment (Sen. Risch recorded as no)

Agenda Item 11: S. 1739, a bill to enable projects that will aid in the development and delivery of related instruction associated with apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs that are focused on serving the skilled technical workforce at the National Laboratories and certain facilities of the National Nuclear Security Administration, and for other purposes. (Duckworth, D-IL) 

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

Agenda Item 12: S. 2368, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to support nuclear energy research, development, and demonstration, and for other purposes. (Sen. Coons, D-DE) 

Agenda Item 13: S. 2418, a bill to amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 to modify a definition and the disposition and authorized uses of qualified outer Continental Shelf revenues under that Act and to exempt State and county payments under that Act from sequestration, to provide for the distribution of certain outer Continental Shelf revenues to the State of Alaska, and for other purposes. (Sen. Cassidy, R-LA)

Agenda Item 14: S. 2425, a bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish the CHP Technical Assistance Partnership Program, and for other purposes. (Sen. King, I-ME) 

Agenda Item 15: S. 2508, a bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a council to conduct a survey and analysis of the employment figures and demographics in the energy, energy efficiency, and motor vehicle sectors of the United States, and for other purposes. (Sen. Shaheen, D-NH) 

Agenda Item 16: S. 2556, a bill to amend the Federal Power Act to provide energy cybersecurity investment incentives, to establish a grant and technical assistance program for cybersecurity investments, and for other purposes. (Sen. Murkowski, R-AK) 

Agenda Item 17: S. 2657, a bill to support innovation in advanced geothermal research and development, and for other purposes. (Sen. Murkowski, R-AK) 

Agenda Item 18: S. 2668, a bill to establish a program for research, development, and demonstration of solar energy technologies, and for other purposes. (Sen. Sinema, D-AZ) 

Agenda Item 19: S. 2688, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to establish an Office of Technology Transitions, and for other purposes. (Sen. Cassidy, R-LA) 

Agenda Item 20: S. 2702, a bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an integrated energy systems research, development, and demonstration program, and for other purposes. (Sens. Risch, R-ID, and Manchin, D-WV) 

Agenda Item 21: S. 2714, a bill to amend the America COMPETES Act to reauthorize the ARPA-E program, and for other purposes. (Sen. Van Hollen, D-MD) 

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

Agenda Item 22: S. 2799, a bill to require the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary of the Interior to establish a joint Nexus of Energy and Water Sustainability Office, and for other purposes. (Sen. Murkowski, R-AK)

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