WASHINGTON, March 24 — The U.S. House of Representatives conducted 15 committee hearings on March 23, 2021:
WOOD INNOVATION: SUSTAINABLE FOREST PRODUCTS TO REINVIGORATE RURAL ECONOMIES
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled “Wood Innovation: Sustainable Forest Products to Reinvigorate Rural Economies”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
ADDRESSING THE MATERNAL HEALTH CRISIS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled “Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis”. Testimony was heard from Lisa Asare, Assistant Commissioner, Division of Family Health Services, Department of Health, New Jersey; and public witnesses.
FUTURE DEFENSE SPENDING
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a hearing entitled “Future Defense Spending”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
LEARNING FROM AND PREVENTING FUTURE TRAINING MISHAPS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing entitled “Learning From and Preventing Future Training Mishaps”. Testimony was heard from General Joseph M. Martin, Vice Chief of Staff, Department of the Army; Admiral William K. Lescher, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Department of the Navy; General David W. Allvin, Vice Chief of Staff, Department of the Air Force; and General Gary L. Thomas, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.
FY 2022 BUDGET PRIORITIES: MEMBERS’ DAY
Committee on the Budget: Full Committee held a hearing entitled “FY 2022 Budget Priorities: Members’ Day”. Testimony was heard from Chairman Kilmer, and Representatives Cloud, Tonko, Wittman, Norton, Graves of Louisiana, Timmons, Moore of Wisconsin, Case, Boebert, Larson of Connecticut, Jackson Lee, and Gohmert.
BUILDING ON THE ACA: LEGISLATION TO EXPAND HEALTH COVERAGE AND LOWER COSTS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled “Building on the ACA: Legislation to Expand Health Coverage and Lower Costs”. Testimony was heard from Dean Cameron, Director, Department of Insurance, Idaho; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT’S AND FEDERAL RESERVE’S PANDEMIC RESPONSE
Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled “Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response”. Testimony was heard from Janet L. Yellen, Secretary, Department of the Treasury; and Jerome Powell, Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
UNITED STATES STANDING IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations, and Global Corporate Social Impact held a hearing entitled “United States Standing in International Organizations”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
RECLAIMING CONGRESSIONAL WAR POWERS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled “Reclaiming Congressional War Powers”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
BUILDING BACK BETTER: EXAMINING THE FUTURE OF AMERICA’S PUBLIC LANDS
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands held a hearing entitled “Building Back Better: Examining the Future of America’s Public Lands”. Testimony was heard from Brad Little, Governor, Idaho; and public witnesses.
A YEAR IN REVIEW: THE STATE OF COVID-19 IN AMERICAN INDIAN, ALASKA NATIVE, AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN COMMUNITIES-LESSONS LEARNED FOR FUTURE ACTION
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States held a hearing entitled “A Year in Review: The State of COVID-19 in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Communities-Lessons Learned for Future Action”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
ARTICLE I: REFORMING THE WAR POWERS RESOLUTION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing entitled “Article I: Reforming the War Powers Resolution for the 21st Century” [Original Jurisdiction Hearing]. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM AND FEDERAL ACQUISITION RULES: WHAT IT MEANS FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure held a hearing entitled “The Interaction Between the Paycheck Protection Program and Federal Acquisition Rules: What it Means for Government Contractors”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
THE WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2020: STATUS OF ESSENTIAL PROVISIONS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing entitled “The Water Resources Development Act of 2020: Status of Essential Provisions”. Testimony was heard from Matthew J. Strickler, Secretary of Natural Resources, Virginia; Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles, California; Mary Ann Bucci, Executive Director, Port of Pittsburgh Commission, Pennsylvania; and public witnesses.
VA COMPENSATION AND PENSION EXAMS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A PATH FORWARD
Committee on Veterans’ Affairs:
Subcommittee on Disability and Memorial Affairs held a hearing entitled “VA Compensation and Pension Exams During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Path Forward”. Testimony was heard from Elizabeth Curda, Director, Education, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, Government Accountability Office; David McLenachen, Executive Director, Medical Disability Examination Office, Veterans Benefit Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; Toby Mathew, Chief Officer, Office of Disability and Medical Health, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; and Brent Arronte, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits, Office of the Inspector General, Department of Veterans Affairs. MEMBER’S DAYCommittee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a hearing entitled “Member’s Day”. Testimony was heard from Chairman Deutch, and Representatives Ryan of Ohio, Sherrill, Norton, Underwood, Malinowski, Lois Frankel of Florida, Phillips, Langevin, Gottheimer, Sablan, Craig, Schrader, Brownley, Peters, Beatty, Titus, Barragan, Porter, and Bass.
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