Currently this coming week is the last scheduled full week for both house of congress to be in Washington before the November elections (that may change), but there is currently only one hearing scheduled that might be of interest to readers of this blog; a markup hearing in the Senate.
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold an executive session on Wednesday where they will amend and/or vote on a number of bills. Two of those may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:
• S 2444, the Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016
• S 2777, Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2014
NOTE: The STB bill does not currently contain any provisions specifically targeted at chemical transportation matters or that would be expected to affect consideration of chemical transportation matters.
The House Majority Leader’s web site does say that HJ Res 124 will be considered on the floor this week under a rule. There is not currently a Rules Committee hearing set for that rule. I expect that we will see such a meeting on Monday or Tuesday.