RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is the U.S. Senate committee schedule for Thursday, April 23, 2015. It can be found online at http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/committees/b_three_sections_with_teasers/committee_hearings.htm.
Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
Hearings to examine Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization, focusing on airport issues and infrastructure financing.
Appropriations: Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the Department of Health and Human Services.
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine surface transportation reauthorization, focusing on building on the successes of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) to deliver safe, efficient, and effective public transportation services and projects.
Finance: Subcommittee on Health Care
Hearings to examine the impact of the medical device tax on jobs, innovation, and patients.
Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
Hearings to examine the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
Business meeting to consider S.993, to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, veterans treatment services, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems, and the nominations of Sally Quillian Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice, Kara Farnandez Stoll, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit, and Roseann A. Ketchmark, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri.
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Business meeting to consider S.552, to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to provide for increased limitations on leverage for multiple licenses under common control, S.957, to increase access to capital for veteran entrepreneurs to help create jobs, S.958, to amend the Small Business Act to provide for team and joint venture offers for certain contracts, S.966, to extend the low-interest refinancing provisions under the Local Development Business Loan Program of the Small Business Administration, S.967, to require the Small Business Administration to make information relating to lenders making covered loans publicly available, S.999, to amend the Small Business Act to provide for improvements to small business development centers, S.1001, to establish authorization levels for general business loans for fiscal years 2015 and 2016, and an original bill entitled, "SCORE for Small Business Act of 2015".
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Hearings to examine the Armenian genocide and the ongoing quest for justice.
Hearings to examine the nominations of Anne Elizabeth Wall, of Illinois, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury, Brodi L. Fontenot, of Louisiana, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of the Treasury, and Rafael J. Lopez, of California, to be Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.
Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest
Hearings to examine the Administration's Central American minors refugee/parole program.
IntelligenceTo receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters.