Committee members will discuss benefits and risks of advanced driver assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping systems, partially and fully self-driving vehicles, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, as well as communications and entertainment devices for drivers. 

Lawmakers will decide if federal laws are needed to regulate or restrict such advances. Some states are questioning whether to allow self-driving cars.

On Tuesday morning, the Senate Agriculture Committee will begin marking-up a new farm bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidDems walk tightrope on Pompeo nomination The Memo: Teens rankle the right with gun activism Dems to party: Go on offense with Trump’s alleged affairs MORE (D-Nev.) has said he’d like to move the farm bill to the Senate floor this month.

Last year, the Senate passed a bipartisan farm bill that reduced spending by $23 billion over 10 years. But the House failed to take up their farm bill, which cut $35 billion mostly from the food stamps program.

On Friday, the House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) unveiled a new farm bill that would reduce spending by $39.7 billion over the next decade

Details on these and other committee hearings follow:

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

- May 14, “Markup: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013”

10 a.m., 328A Russell Senate Office Building

Senate Armed Services

- May 14, “Oversight: Situation in Syria”

2:30 p.m., 217 Senate Visitors Center

- May 16, “Oversight: The Law of Armed Conflict, the Use of Military Force, and the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force”

9:30 a.m., 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Budget

- May 16, “Silo Busting: Effective Strategies for Government Reorganization”

10 a.m., 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation

Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet

- May 14, “State of Video”

10:30 a.m., 253 Russell Senate Office Building

- May 15, “The Road Ahead: Advanced Vehicle Technology and its Implications”

2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Senate Office Building

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

- May 14 “Infrastructure, Transportation, Research and Innovation

10 a.m., 216 Hart Senate Office Building

Senate Environment and Public Works

- May 15, “The President's Proposed Budget request for FY 2014 for the Environmental Protection Agency”

10 a.m., 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Finance

- May 14, “Advancing Reform: Medicare Physicians Payments”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Foreign Relations

- May 14, “Business Meeting on S. 793 and S. 579”

2:15 p.m., 116 Capitol Building

- May 15, “U.S. Policy Toward Iran”

9:30 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

- May 14, “The ADA and Entertainment Technologies: Improving Accessibility from the Movie Screen to Your Mobile Device”

2:30 p.m., 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- May 16, “Nomination of Thomas PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE to be Secretary of Labor”

9:15 a.m., 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- May 16, “Pending Nominations to the National Labor Relations Board”

10 a.m., 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

- May 15, “Performance Management and Congressional Oversight: 380 Recommendations to Reduce Overlap and Duplication to Make Washington More Efficient”

9:30 a.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Indian Affairs

- May 15, “To Receive the Views and Priorities of Interior Secretary Jewell with Regard to Matters of Indian Affairs”

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

Senate Veterans Affairs

- May 15, “Pending Benefits Legislation”

10 a.m., 418 Russell Senate Office Building