Hearings and Business Meetings

Sep 25 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 Wednesday, September 25, 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 archived webcast is available at the bottom of this page. 

Agenda Item 1: S. 334, a bill to authorize the construction of the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System and study of the Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority System in the States of Montana and North Dakota, and for other purposes. (Sen. Daines, R-MT)

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

Agenda Item 2: S. 607, a bill to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to address insufficient compensation of employees and other personnel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and for other purposes. (Sen. Cassidy, R-LA)

  • Passed by voice vote (Sens. Stabenow, Hirono, and King recorded as no)
  • With a Manchin amendment

Agenda Item 3: S. 860, a bill to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to modify the terms of the Jackson Gulch rehabilitation project in Colorado, and for other purposes. (Sen. Gardner, R-CO)

Agenda Item 4: S. 990, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the implementation of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program First Increment Extension for threatened and endangered species in the Central and Lower Platte River Basin, and for other purposes. (Sen. Barrasso, R-WY)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 5: S. 1570, a bill to provide flexibility to allow greater aquifer recharge, and for other purposes. (Sen. Risch, R-ID)

Agenda Item 6: S. 1602, a bill to amend the United States Energy Storage Competitiveness Act of 2007 to establish a research, development, and demonstration program for grid-scale energy storage systems, and for other purposes. (Sen. Collins, R-ME)

Agenda Item 7: S. 1751, a bill to amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs. (Sen. Cantwell, D-WA)

Agenda Item 9: S. 1821, a bill to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to provide for research on, and the development and deployment of, marine energy, and for other purposes. (Sen. Wyden, D-OR)

Agenda Item 10: S. 1882, a bill to make available the continued use of Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program project use power by the Kinsey Irrigation Company and the Sidney Water Users Irrigation District, and for other purposes. (Sen. Daines, R-MT)

Agenda Item 11: S. 1931, a bill to require the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for customers, and for other purposes. (Sen. McSally, R-AZ)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 12: S. 2044, a bill to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to establish an Aging Infrastructure Account, to amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to provide additional funds under that Act, to establish a review of flood control rule curves pilot project within the Bureau of Reclamation, and for other purposes. (Sen. McSally, R-AZ)

Agenda Item 13: S. 2094/H.R. 2114, a bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide Federal financial assistance to States to implement State energy security plans, and for other purposes. (Sen. Gardner, R-CO/Rep. Rush, D-IL-1)

  • Passed by voice vote (Sen. Lee recorded as no)
  • Joint staff amendment in the nature of a substitute to the Senate and House language.

Agenda Item 14: S. 2095, a bill to provide for certain programs and developments in the Department of Energy concerning the cybersecurity and vulnerabilities of, and physical threats to, the electric grid, and for other purposes. (Sen. Gardner, R-CO)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 15: S. 2137, a bill to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, and for other purposes. (Sens. Portman, R-OH/Shaheen, D-NH)

  • Passed by roll call vote (14-6)

Agenda Item 16: S. 2300, a bill to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to establish a program to incentivize innovation and to enhance the industrial competitiveness of the United States by developing technologies to reduce emissions of nonpower industrial sectors, and for other purposes. (Sen. Whitehouse, D-RI)

Agenda Item 17: S. 2332, a bill to provide for the modernization of the electric grid, and for other purposes. (Sen. Cantwell, D-WA)

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

Agenda Item 18: S. 2333, a bill to provide for enhanced energy grid security. (Sen. Cantwell, D-WA)

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

Agenda Item 19: S. 2334, a bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish the 21st Century Energy Workforce Advisory Board, and for other purposes. (Sen. Cantwell, D-WA)

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

Agenda Item 20: S. 2335, a bill to accelerate smart building development, and for other purposes. (Sen. Cantwell, D-WA)

  • Passed by voice vote

Agenda Item 21: H.R. 1420, an Act to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to promote energy efficiency via information and computing technologies, and for other purposes. (Rep. Eshoo, D-CA-18)

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