Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2015-09-16; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 132
(Daily Digest - September 15, 2015)

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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                           SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, to 
hold hearings to examine the Food and Drug Administration's efforts 
to ensure the safety of the food supply and protect American 
consumers, 2 p.m., SD-192.
  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine United 
States military operations to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and 
the Levant; with the possibility of a closed session in SVC-217, 
following the open session, 10 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold an oversight 
hearing to examine the cause, response, and impacts of EPA's Gold 
King Mine spill, 10 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the 
United States role and strategy in the Middle East, focusing on 
Syria, Iraq, and the fight against ISIS, 2:30 p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold 
hearings to examine achieving the promise of health information 
technology, focusing on improving care through patient access to 
their records, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold 
hearings to examine regulatory reform proposals, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold an oversight hearing to 
examine EPA's Gold King Mine disaster, focusing on the harmful 
impacts to Indian country, 2:15 p.m., SD-628.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine reforming 
the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 10:15 a.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine S. 
290, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the 
accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 
S. 563, to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish the 
Physician Ambassadors Helping Veterans program to seek to employ 
physicians

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at the Department of Veterans Affairs on a without compensation 
basis in practice areas and specialties with staffing shortages and 
long appointment waiting times, S. 564, to amend title 38, United 
States Code, to include licensed hearing aid specialists as eligible 
for appointment in the Veterans Health Administration of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 1450, to amend title 38, United 
States Code, to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modify 
the hours of employment of physicians and physician assistants 
employed on a full-time basis by the Department of Veterans Affairs, 
S. 1451, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adjudicate and pay survivor's 
benefits without requiring the filing of a formal claim, S. 1460, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the Yellow Ribbon G.I. 
Education Enhancement Program to cover recipients of the Marine 
Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry scholarship, S. 1693, to amend title 
38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for reimbursement for 
emergency medical treatment to certain veterans that were unable to 
receive care from the Department of Veterans Affairs in the 24-month 
period preceding the furnishing of such emergency treatment, S. 
1856, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for 
suspension and removal of employees of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs for performance or misconduct that is a threat to public 
health or safety and to improve accountability of employees of the 
Department, S. 1938, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
improve the approval of certain programs of education for purposes 
of educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans 
Affairs, and other pending calendar business, 2:30 p.m., SR-418.


                                 House

  Committee on Agriculture, Full Committee, hearing to review USDA 
organization and program administration, Part II, 10 a.m., 1300 
Longworth.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and 
the Economy, hearing entitled ``Oversight of Federal Facility 
Cleanup under CERCLA'' (continued), 4 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Full Committee, markup on the ``North American Energy Security and 
Infrastructure Act of 2015''; and H.R. 702, to adapt to changing 
crude oil market conditions, 5 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 348, the 
``RAPID Act''; H.R. 758, the ``Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 
2015''; H.R. 3134, the ``Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015''; 
and H.R. 3504, the ``Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act'', 
7 p.m., H-313 Capitol.