Senate committees to examine disaster recovery, domestic energy, defense of marriage

Among next week’s Senate committee hearings:

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Jul 19,  "Hearings to examine enhanced consumer financial protection after the financial crisis"

10 a.m., Dirksen Senate Office Building 538  

Energy and Natural Resources

Jul 19, "Hearings to examine the recent report of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) energy initiative entitled 'The Future of Natural Gas'"

10 a.m.,  Dirksen Senate Office Building 366        

Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs

Jul 19, "Hearings to examine United States policy in Yemen"

2:30 p.m., Dirksen Senate Office Building  419 

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Intergovernmental Affairs

Jul 19, "Hearings to examine 2011 spring storms, focusing on picking up the pieces and building back stronger"

2:30 p.m., Dirksen Senate Office Building 342

Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure

July 20, "An oversight hearing to examine the Yellowstone River oil spill"

10 a.m., Dirksen Senate Office Building 406     

Judiciary

July 20, "Hearings to examine S.598, to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for State regulation of marriage, focusing on assessing the impact of the Defense of Marriage Act on American families"

10 a.m., Dirksen Senate Office Building 226       

Energy and Natural Resources

July 21, "Meeting to consider S.916, to facilitate appropriate oil and gas development on Federal land and waters, to limit dependence of the United States on foreign sources of oil and gas, and S.917, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to reform the management of energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf"

10 a.m.,  Dirksen Senate Office Building  366 

Indian Affairs

July 21, "An oversight hearing to examine floods and fires, focusing on emergency preparedness for natural disasters in the native communities"

10 a.m., Dirksen Senate Office Building 628

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