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Associated Press Daybook-Thursday-Congress-Senate for Thursday, Sep. 13.

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Thursday, Sep. 13 9:45 AM Senate convenes for a pro forma session, with no votes scheduled

Weblinks: http://www.senate.gov/

Contacts: Senate, 1 202 224 3121

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM Dem Rep. John Larson and Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders announce Expand Social Security Congressional Caucus – Democratic Rep. John Larson and Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders announce the Expand Social Security Congressional Caucus – to ‘not just protect Social Security, but to strengthen it for all American workers’ – via public event with Caucus co-chairs Democrats Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Reps. Terri Sewell and Debbie Dingell, plus Social Security Works’ Alex Lawson, Alliance for Retired Americans’ Richard Fiesta, Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Susan Prokop, Latinos for a Secure Retirement’s Abigail Zapote, American Federation of Government Employees’ Witold Skwierczynski, Global Policy Solutions’ Maya Rockeymoore, Center for Responsible Lending’s Cheye-Ann Corona, The Arc of the United States’ TJ Sutcliffe, Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s Stephanie Taylor, and National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare’s Webster Phillips

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 430, Washington, DC

Weblinks: https://larson.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/RepJohnLarson

Contacts: Owen Dodd, Office of Rep. John Larson, Owen.Dodd@mail.house.gov, 1 202 870 7670

RSVP to Josh_Miller-Lewis@sanders.senate.gov

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on trade – Hearing on ‘Perspectives on U.S. Agricultural Trade’, with testimony from Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Chief Agricultural Negotiator Gregg Doud; Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney; and U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Dr Robert Johansson

Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Rm 328A, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://agriculture.senate.gov/

Contacts: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, 1 202 224 2035

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM Senate Energy Committee hearing on LNG and European energy demand – Hearing ‘To Examine the Role of U.S. LNG in Meeting European Energy Demand’, with testimony from Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg; ClearView Energy Partners Managing Director Kevin Book; Argonne National Laboratory Associate Dr Agnia Grigas; Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Mark Mills; and Public Citizen Energy Program Director Tyson Slocum

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 366, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://energy.senate.gov/public/

Contacts: Senate Energy Committee, 1 202 224 4971

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM Senate Transportation Committee hearing on ‘Transportation of Tomorrow’ – Hearing on ‘Transportation of Tomorrow: Emerging Technologies That Will Move America’, with testimony from Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada General Manager Tina Quigley; Virgin Hyperloop One Business Strategy Director Josh Raycroft; Rolls-Royce Marine North America Naval Ship Intelligence & Technologies Campaigns Lead Davis Sanford; and GE Transportation Chief Digital Officer Laurie Tolson

Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Rm 253, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://commerce.senate.gov, https://twitter.com/SenateCommerce

Contacts: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation press, 1 202 224 4546

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM Senate Public Works Committee hearing on advanced nuclear technology – Hearing on ‘Advanced Nuclear Technology: Safety and Associated Benefits of Licensing Accident Tolerant Fuels for Commercial Nuclear Reactors’, with testimony from Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research Director Raymond Furstenau; Electric Power Research Institute Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer and Senior Director of Research & Development Tina Taylor; Southern Nuclear Company Nuclear Fuels & Analysis Director John Williams; and General Atomics Vice President for Nuclear Technologies and Materials Dr Christina Back

Location: Rm 406, Dirksen Senate Office Bldg, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://epw.senate.gov/public/

Contacts: Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, 1 202 224 8832

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM Senate Judiciary Committee could vote on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh – Executive Business Meeting, with agenda including nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, although with the Committee having noted that it is expecting the nomination to be held over until a subsequent meeting. Agenda also includes ‘S. 2961, Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2018’, ‘S. 3354, Missing Children’s Assistance Act of 2018’, ‘S. 3170, CyberTipline Modernization Act of 2018’, ‘S.2785, DETER Act’, and ‘S. 3178, Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018’ and nominations including Ryan Douglas Nelson to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, Richard Sullivan to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, Jonathan Kobes to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, Gary Richard Brown, Diane Gujarati, Eric Ross Komitee, and Rachel Kovner to be U.S. District Judges for the Eastern District of New York, and Stephen Clark Sr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 226, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://judiciary.senate.gov/

Contacts: Senate Judiciary Committee press, 1 202 224 7703

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:15 AM Senate Foreign Relations Committee Business Meeting, hearing and top secret briefing on Russia, Syria, and the Middle East – Business Meeting, with agenda including consideration of nominations including Lynda Blanchard to be U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia; Earl Robert Miller to be U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh; Daniel Rosenblum to be U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan; Kip Tom for the rank of ambassador during his tenure of service as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture; Karen Williams to be U.S. Ambassador to Suriname; Donald Yamamoto to be U.S. Ambassador to Somalia; Kevin Sullivan to be U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua; and Mark Rosen to be U.S. Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund * Immediately followed by hearing and Closed / Top Secret briefing on ‘Russia’s Role in Syria and the Broader Middle East’, with testimony from Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield; Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Robert Karem; and USAID Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Jeanne Pryor

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 419, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://foreign.senate.gov/

Contacts: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 1 202 224 4651

Hearing on ‘Russia’s Role in Syria and the Broader Middle East’ held in Rm 419, Dirksen Senate Office Bldg, briefing in SVC-217, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:30 AM Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on evolving threats – Hearing on ‘Evolving Threats to the Homeland’, with testimony from FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia; NFL Senior Vice President of Security Cathy Lanier; Idaho National Laboratory Infrastructure Security Department Manager Scott McBride; and lnteros Solutions President and CEO Jennifer Bisceglie

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 342, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://hsgac.senate.gov/, https://twitter.com/SenateHSGAC

Contacts: Senate Committee on Homeland Security, 1 202 224 2627

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:30 AM Senate Budget Committee hearing on CBO transparency – Hearing on ‘An Update on Transparency at the Congressional Budget Office’, with testimony from CBO Director Dr Keith Hall

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 608, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://budget.senate.gov/, https://twitter.com/SenateBudget

Contacts: Senate Budget Committee, 1 202 224 0642

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Thursday, Sep. 13 11:30 AM House / Senate conference committee meeting on minibus appropriations package – Conference committee meeting on ‘H.R. 6157’ – the minibus appropriations package which includes the Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Defense; and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Acts

Location: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, HC-5, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://appropriations.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/HouseAppropsGOP

Contacts: Senate Appropriations Committee, 1 202 224 7257; House Committee on Appropriations, 1 202 225 3481;

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Thursday, Sep. 13 1:00 PM House / Senate conference committee meeting on minibus appropriations package – Conference committee meeting on ‘H.R. 6147’ – the minibus appropriations package which includes the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Acts

Location: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, HC-5, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://appropriations.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/HouseAppropsGOP

Contacts: Senate Appropriations Committee, 1 202 224 7257; House Committee on Appropriations, 1 202 225 3481;

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Thursday, Sep. 13 2:00 PM Senate Finance Committee nominations hearing and Executive Session – Nominations hearing considers Gail Ennis to be Social Security Administration Inspector General * Executive Session held during the hearing to consider the nominations of Michael Faulkender to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; and Elizabeth Darling to be Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 215, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://finance.senate.gov

Contacts: Senate Committee on Finance communications, 1 202 224 4515

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Thursday, Sep. 13 2:00 PM Closed Briefing: Intelligence Matters

Location: Rm 219, Hart Senate Office Bldg, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://intelligence.senate.gov

Contacts: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 1 202 224 1700

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Friday, Sep. 14 10:00 AM Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee field hearing on access to capital for minority-owned firms – Field hearing on ‘Strengthening Access to Capital for Minority-Owned Small Businesses’, with testimony from Small Business Administration Associate Administrator for Capital Access Bill Manger; FSC First Vice President of Business Finance Programs Dawn Medley; Harbor Bank of Maryland Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer John Lewis; Latino Economic Development Center Executive Director Marla Bilonick; Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council’s Kenneth Clark; Meridian Management Group Senior Vice President, CFO, and co-founder Tim Smoot; Johns Hopkins University 21st Century Cities Initiative Senior Fellow Mary Miller; and Morgan State University Director of Outreach for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Will Holmes

Location: Morgan State University, 1600 Havenwood Road, Baltimore, MD

Weblinks: http://sbc.senate.gov/

Contacts: Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 1 202 224 5175

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