Monday, July 20, 2015

Committee Hearings – Week of 7-19-15

This week both the House and Senate will be in Washington, but the hearing schedule looks pretty light as Congress marches on towards its summer break. Only two hearings of potential specific interest to readers of this blog; both in the Senate.

PHMSA Nomination

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will be holding a nomination hearing on Tuesday to look at Marie Therese Dominguez who has been nominated to be the next Administrator of the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration.

EMP and Solar Storms

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will be holding a hearing on Tuesday to look at “Protecting the Electric Grid from the Potential Threats of Solar Storms and Electromagnetic Pulse”. The witness list includes:

∙ R. James Woolsey, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
∙ Joseph H. McClelland, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
∙ Richard L. Garwin, PhD, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
∙ Christopher P. Currie, GAO
∙ Bridgette L. Bourge, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

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