Hearings and Business Meetings

366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 10:00 AM

The business meeting will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 10:00 EST in Room 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

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

1. S. 79, a bill to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector. (Sen. King, I-ME) 2. S. 186, a bill to amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the Commission for purposes of rehearing and court review. (Sen. Markey. D-MA)
3. S. 1059, a bill to extend the authorization of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 relating to the disposal site in Mesa County, Colorado. (Sen. Gardner, R-CO)
  • Passed by voice vote
4. S. 1160, a bill to include Livingston County, the city of Jonesboro in Union County, and the city of Freeport in Stephenson County, Illinois, to the Lincoln National Heritage Area, and for other purposes. (Sen. Duckworth, D-IL)
  • Passed by voice vote (Sen. Lee recorded as no)
5. S. 1181, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to expedite access to certain Federal land under the administrative jurisdiction of each Secretary for good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, and for other purposes. (Sen. Heller, R-NV)
6. S. 1260/H.R. 2615, a bill to authorize the exchange of certain Federal land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore for certain non-Federal land in Jackson County, Mississippi, and for other purposes. (Sen. Cochran, R-MS/Rep. Palazzo, R-MS-4)
7. S. 1335/H.R. 2888, a bill to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site in the State of Missouri, and for other purposes. (Sen. Blunt, R-MO/Rep. Smith, R-MO-8)
  • Passed by voice vote
8. S. 1336, 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)
  • Passed by voice vote (Sen. Lee recorded as no)
9. S. 1337, a bill to amend the  Energy Policy Act of 2005 to make certain strategic energy infrastructure projects eligible for certain loan guarantees, and for other purposes. (Sen. Manchin, D-WV)
10. S. 1446/H.R. 1135, a bill to reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program. (Sen. Flake, R-AZ/Rep. Clyburn, D-SC-6)
  • Passed by voice vote
11. S. 1457, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out demonstration projects relating to advanced nuclear reactor technologies to support domestic energy needs. (Sen. Flake, R-AZ)
12. S. 1563, 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)
  • Passed by voice vote (Sen. Lee recorded as no)
13. S. 1602, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating certain land as the Finger Lakes National Heritage Area, and for other purposes. (Sen. Gillibrand, D-NY)
  • Passed by voice vote
14. S. 1692, a bill to authorize the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes. (Sen. Coons, D-DE)
  • Passed by voice vote
15. S. 1799, 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
16. H.R. 1109, a bill to amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act. (Rep. Walberg, R-MI-7)
17. S. 1981, 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 (13-10)
18. S. 2213/H.R. 4300, a bill to authorize Pacific Historic Parks to establish a commemorative display to honor members of the United States Armed Forces who served in the Pacific Theater of World War II, and for other purposes. (Sen. Hirono, D-HI/Rep. Hanabusa, D-HI-1)
  • Passed by voice vote
19. S. 2325, a bill to incentivize the hiring of United States workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and for other purposes. (Sen. Murkowski, R-AK)
20. H.R. 589/S. 2503, an Act to establish Department of Energy policy for science and energy research and development programs, and reform National Laboratory management and technology transfer programs, and for other purposes. (Rep. Smith, R-TX-21/Sen. Murkowski, R-AK)
  • Passed by voice vote
21. H.R. 648, an Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir. (Rep. Cheney, R-WY-At Large)
  • Passed by voice vote
22. H.R. 1397, an Act to authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes. (Rep. Comstock, R-VA-10)
  • Passed by voice vote
23. H.R. 1404, an Act to provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. (Rep. Grijalva, D-AZ-3)
  • Passed by voice vote
24. H.R. 1500, an Act to redesignate the small triangular property located in Washington, DC, and designated by the National Park Service as reservation 302 as `Robert Emmet Park', and for other purposes. (Rep. Crowley, D-NY-14)
  • Passed by voice vote

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