Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 23

By Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy
June 23, 2014

6/24 updated to include cellphone unlocking on Thursday

Monday, June 23, 2014

The House Committee on Homeland Security will hold a field hearing on “Mass Gathering Security: A Look at the Coordinated Approach to Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey and Other Large Scale Events.”
10 am, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on “21st Century Cures Roundtable: Digital Health Care.”
10 am, 2123 Rayburn

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law will hold a hearing on “The Proposed Merger of AT&T and DirecTV.”
10:30 am, 2141 Rayburn

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet will hold a hearing on “Protecting American Innovation, Competitiveness, and Market Access in Foreign Markets.”
1:30 pm, 2141 Rayburn

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on “Pathways to Exploration: A Review of the Future of Human Space Exploration.”
10 am, 2318 Rayburn

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will consider the “Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014,” the “National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Act of 2014,” and the H.R.1232 – Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act during its Business Meeting.
10 am, SD-342 Dirksen

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet will hold a hearing on “Music Licensing Under Title 17 Part Two.”
10 am, 2141 Rayburn

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies will hold a joint hearing on “How Data Mining Threatens Student Privacy.”
11 am, 311 Cannon

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology and Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a joint hearing on “Technology for Patient Safety at Veterans Hospitals.”
9 am, 2318 Rayburn

The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, S. 517, and a Managers’ Amendment during its Business Meeting.
9:30 am, 226 Dirksen

NSF, DISCOVER Magazine, UC Berkeley and NSF’s Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC) will present a Congressional briefing on “Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Biotech.” The briefing will cover the vital role of computing in this emerging field of research.
Noon, B-339 Rayburn

Friday, June 27, 2014
No hearings are scheduled. No votes are expected in the House.

Save the Date – July 11
On Friday, July 11, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee will hold a lunchtime briefing on “The NSA Surveillance Programs: Assessing The Damage to U.S. Commerce, Confidence & Credibility.” The Congressional briefing is open to the public. Advance registration is requested.