Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 23

By David Bruggeman
March 24, 2015

(March 25, edited to add new House Intelligence Committee markup on March 26)

March 24

Hearing:
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing on “Continuing America’s Leadership: Advancing Research and Development for Patients.”
10 a.m., 430 Dirksen Building

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing on “The Use of Data to Stop Medicare Fraud.”
10 a.m., B-318 Rayburn Building

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will hold a hearing on “The Internet of Things: Exploring the Next Technology Frontier.”
11 a.m., 2123 Rayburn Building

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government will hold a budget hearing on the Federal Communications Commission.
11 a.m., 2359 Rayburn Building

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security will hold a hearing on “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Considerations Regarding Safety, Innovation, Economic Impact, and Privacy.”
2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building

Markup:
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will hold a markup on the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015.
5 p.m., 2123 Rayburn Building
(Will continue at noon on March 25)

March 25

Hearing:
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet will hold a hearing on “Patent Reform: Protecting American Innovators and Job Creators from Abusive Patent Litigation.”
10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn Building

Markup:
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade continues a markup on the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015.
12 p.m., 2123 Rayburn Building

Hearing:
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on “Wrecking the Internet to Save It? The FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules.”
2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn Building

Markup:
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will markup pending legislation and consider nominations.  On the agenda is S. 766, the Driver Privacy Act.  This bill is expected to cover limits on retrieving data from vehicle event data recorders.
2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building

March 26

Markup:
The House Intelligence Committee will markup the Protecting Cyber Networks Act.
9 a.m., HVC-304 Capitol