Week of June 18, 2012

Jun 18, 2012
Hill Happenings

Washington, Jun 20 - Tuesday, June 19

House convenes for legislative business.

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION Hearing on - Best Practices in Transforming Research into Innovation: Creative Approaches to the Bayh-Dole Act. 2318 Rayburn

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS AND OVERSIGHT Hearing on - The Science of How Hunting Assists Species Conservation and Management. 2318 Rayburn


Wednesday, June 20

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - The Office of Science and Technology Policy: Examining Priorities and Effectiveness of the Nation's Science Policies; Witness is Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy. 2318 Rayburn

Rep. Rohrabacher scheduled to testify before the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, on behalf of his bill, H.R. 2899, the "Chinese Media Reciprocity Act of 2011". 2141 Rayburn HOB

FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE MIDDLE EAST AND SOUTH ASIA Hearing on - Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt, Part II; Witnesses: Mr. David Schenker, Director, Program on Arab Politics, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Michele Dunne, Ph.D., Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council; and Jon B. Alterman, Ph.D., Director, Middle East Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies. 2200 Rayburn 

Rep. Rohrabacher will present the Congressional Award Gold Medal to Constituents -- siblings, Ellen and Hilton Beckham(Long Beach). Earning The Congressional Award Gold Medal requires a significant commitment. Each participant must spend two years or more completing at least 400 hours of community service, 200 hours of both personal development and physical fitness activities, and a four-night Expedition or Exploration. (Cannon Caucus Room) 345 Cannon


Thursday, June 21

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Hearing on - Department of Energy User Facilities: Utilizing the Tools of Science to Drive Innovation through Fundamental Research; Witnesses: Dr. Antonio Lanzirotti, Chairman, National User Facility Organization; Dr. Persis Drell, Director, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; Dr. Stephen Wasserman, Senior Research Fellow, Translational Science & Technologies, Ely Lilly and Company; Ms. Suzy Tichenor, Director, Industrial Partnerships Program, Computing and Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Dr. Ernest Hall, Chief Scientist, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering/Materials Characterization, GE Global Research. 2318 Rayburn

House adjourns until June 26th