Energy Hearings This Week

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

House Ways and Means Committee markup of H.R.1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”
Date: Monday, Nov. 6, Noon
Place: 1100 Longworth Bldg.
HR 1 — House Republican Tax Overhaul

House Natural Resources Committee hearing on “Examining Challenges in Puerto Rico’s Recovery and the Role of the Financial Oversight and Management Board.”
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.
Place: 1324 Longworth Bldg.
Witnesses: TBA

Energy Subcommittee of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the “Energy Star Reform Act of 2017” and H.R.3477, the “Ceiling Fan Energy Conservation Harmonization Act.”
Date      Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.
Place     2123 Rayburn Bldg.
Agenda and Witnesses  HR 3477 — Ceiling Fan Energy Conservation Harmonization Act
Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy
Christopher Drew, chairman of the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute
Douglas Johnson, vice president of technology policy for the Consumer Technology Association
Joseph McGuire, president and CEO of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
Greg Merritt, vice president of marketing and public affairs at Cree

Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee of House Natural Resources Committee hearing on “Outer Continental Shelf Discussion Draft,” to distribute revenues from oil and gas leasing on the outer Continental Shelf to certain coastal states, to require sale of approved and scheduled offshore oil and gas leases, to establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, and to empower states to manage the development and production of oil and gas on available federal land.
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2 p.m.
Place: 1324 Longworth Bldg.
Witnesses: TBA

House Natural Resources Committee markup of H.R.995, the “21st Century Respect Act”; H.R.1532, the “Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act”; H.R.1800, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain Federal land to facilitate scientific research supporting Federal space and defense programs; H.R.2504, to ensure fair treatment in licensing requirements for the export of certain echinoderms; H.R.2907, the “Planning for American Energy Act of 2017”; H.R.3469, to designate the bridge located in Blount County, Tennessee, on the Foothills Parkway (commonly known as “Bridge 2”) as the “Dean Stone Bridge”; H.R.3905, the “Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act”; H.R.4239, the “Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand (SECURE) American Energy Act”; and S.140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
Note: For opening statements only. Markup continues on November 8.

Energy Subcommittee and Environment Subcommittees of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee joint hearing on “Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology.”
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.
Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg.
Douglas MacMartin, senior research associate at Cornell University
Joseph Majkut, director of climate policy at the Niskanen Center
Phil Rasch, chief scientist for climate science and laboratory fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kelly Wanser, principal director of the Marine Cloud Brightening Project in the University of Washington’s Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean

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