Hill Tech Happenings, Week of April 16

By David Bruggeman
April 16, 2007

The House has returned from its April recess. They may consider HR 363, one of this year’s competitiveness bills, at the end of the week.

The Judiciary Committee hearing originally scheduled for April 19 has been postponed.

April 17
Hearing:
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transporation Committee will hold a hearing on the proposed merger of XM and Sirius.
10 a.m., 253 Russell Building

Briefing:
The House Research and Development Caucus is co-hosting a briefing with the Task Force on American Innovation on The Role of Basic Research in Innovation, Economic Competitiveness and National Security.
12 p.m., 2325 Rayburn Building

April 18
Hearing:
The Information Policy, Census and National Archives Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on elections and electronic voting systems.
2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn Building

April 19
Hearing:
The Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Innovation of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on U.S. competitiveness through basic research.
10 a.m., 253 Russell Building

The Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on the digital future of the United States.
10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Building

Markup:
The Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation of the House Science and Technology Committee will markup pending legislation, including the reauthorization of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Technology Innovation and Manufacturing Stimulation Act of 2007.
10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building

Hearing:
The Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology of the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on cybersecurity of federal systems and critical infrastructure.
1 p.m., 1539 Longworth Building

Markup:
The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up pending legislation, including S495, the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2007.
10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Building postponed

The Research and Science Education Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will markup reauthorization legislation for the National Science Foundation.
2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn Building