Monday, July 18, 2022

Committee Hearings – Week of 7-17-22

This week, with both the House and Senate in session and the summer recess approaching there is an interesting mix of congressional hearings. We have a spending bill rule hearing in the House. On the Senate side, we will see weapons of mass destruction, hydrogen pipelines, and a TSA confirmation hearing.

Spending Bill

On Tuesday, the House Rules Committee will consider a rule for a minibus spending bill. HR 8294 will be the vehicle for the six spending bills (HR 8294-THUD, HR 8239-ARD, HR 8255-EWR, HR 8254-FSGG, HR 8262-IER, and HR 8238-MC&VA). I will be looking at possible amendments in a separate post.

This bill is scheduled to come to the floor this week, probably on Wednesday.

Weapons of Mass Destruction

On Tuesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on “Addressing Weapons of Mass Destruction and Health Security Threats to the Homeland”. The  witness list includes:

• Gary Rasicot, DHS,

• Pritesh Gandhi, DHS, and

• Tina Won Sherman, GAO

This looks like it might focus on the biological side of the CBRNE threat, but you never can tell where questions will lead.

Hydrogen Pipelines

On Tuesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will be holding a hearing on “Hearing On Federal Hydrogen Pipeline Regulatory Authorities”. The witness list includes: 

• Holly Krutka, University of Wyoming,

• Andy Marsh, Plug,

• Richard E. Powers, Jr., Venable LLP, and

• Chad Zamarin, Williams

TSA Confirmation Hearing

On Thursday, the Senate Homeland Security Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on “Nomination of the Honorable David P. Pekoske to be Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security”. Pekoske will be the sole witness. There will probably be some (not many) questions on surface transportation security, including cybersecurity.

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