Hearings and Business Meetings

366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 10:00 AM

On Thursday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m., the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will continue its business meeting that started on Tuesday, July 28 to continue consideration of the following items on the agenda:

  • Nomination of Jonathan Elkind to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (International Affairs)
    • Approved by vote of 17-5

  • The Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, an original bill to provide for the modernization of the energy policy of the United States, and for other purposes. (Ms. Murkowski and Ms. Cantwell)
  • S. 145, a bill to require the Director of the National Park Service to refund to States all State funds that were used to reopen and temporarily operate a unit of the National Park System during the October 2013 shutdown. (Mr. Flake)
    • Approved by voice vote

  • S. 403, a bill to revise the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermont to connect with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and for other purposes. (Ms. Klobuchar)
  • S. 521, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, and for other purposes. (Mr. Cardin)
    • Approved by voice vote

  • S. 583, a bill to establish certain wilderness areas in central Idaho and to authorize various land conveyances involving National Forest System land and Bureau of Land Management land in central Idaho, and for other purposes (As modified). (Mr. Risch)
    • Approved by voice vote

  • S. 593, a bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets (As modified). (Mr. Barrasso)
    • Approved by voice vote

  • S. 610, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of P.S. 103 in West Baltimore, Maryland and for other purposes. (Mr. Cardin)
    • Approved by voice vote

  • S. 720, a bill to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, and for other purposes as modified. (Mr. Portman)
  • S. 873, a bill to designate the wilderness within the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska as the Jay S. Hammond Wilderness Area. (Ms. Murkowski)
    • Approved by voice vote

  • S. 1103, a bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Clark Canyon Dam. (Mr. Daines)
    • Approved by voice vote

  • S. 1104, a bill to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam. (Mr. Daines)
    • Approved by voice vote

  • S. 1240, a bill to designate the Cerro del Yuta and Rio San Antonio Wilderness Areas in the State of New Mexico, and for other purposes. (Mr. Heinrich)
  • S. 1305, a bill to amend the Colorado River Storage Project Act to authorize the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir. (Mr. Barrasso)
    • Approved by voice vote

  • S. 1483, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee, as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. (Mr. Alexander)
  • Offshore Production and Energizing National Security Act of 2015. An original bill to provide for reforms of the administration of the Outer Continental Shelf of the United States, and for other purposes. (Ms. Murkowski)
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Opening Remarks