Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 22, 2016

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 22, 2016

February 18, 2016  | Jeff Davis

Tuesday, February 23 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security – subcommittee hearing on passenger rail and the Amtrak National Network (witness list here)- 9:45 a.m., SR-253 Russell.

Wednesday, February 24 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment – subcommittee hearing on Corps of Engineers reports to Congress on water resources projects – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Wednesday, February 24 – House Appropriations – Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing – subcommittee hearing on the FY 2017 budget request for USDOT (Sec. Foxx to testify) – 2:00 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Thursday, February 25 – House Transportation and Infrastructure –  Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Material – subcommittee hearing on reauthorization of the pipeline safety program – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Friday, February 26 – House Appropriations – Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development – subcommittee hearing on the FY 2017 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water resources program – 9:30 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

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