9 a.m. PROTECTING CHILDREN POST-KATRINA — Ten years after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc along the U.S. Gulf Coast, leaving 1,833 dead, Save the Children and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) are convening a high-profile U.S. Senate briefing to assess the federal government's current capacity to help states protect children from a major disaster. New research has identified important areas of progress as well as major gaps that remain in the federal governments efforts to address 81 recommendations made in the 2010 final report of the bipartisan National Commission on Children and Disasters formed after Katrina. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) will join Sen. Cassidy in offering opening remarks.

Location: G-11 Dirksen.

Contacts: Tanya Weinberg, tweinberg@savechildren.org, 202-640-6647

11:15 a.m. BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS — Media conference call. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) will host a media conference call to call for bipartisan budget negotiations to ensure Congress fully funds the agencies and programs responsible for protecting the nation's electric grid from severe weather and physical and cyber-attacks.

Contacts: Rachel McCleery (Sen. Stabenow), 202-224-1473

Whitney Potter (Sen. Heinrich), 202-228-1578

Notes: Media Dial-in: (800) 230-1085. Confirmation : 364872

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. THIRD WAY - ADVANCED BIOFUELS — Third Way hosts briefing "Advanced Biofuels: Why we want them. How we get them", with Amy Davis, Novozymes; Jeff Navin, Boundary Stone Partners; Jessie Stolark, Environmental and Energy Study Institute; Aaron Whitesel, DuPont; Ryan Fitzpatrick, Third Way.

Location: 328A Russell.

Contacts: Whitney Mitchell (wmitchell@thirdway.org), 202-768-4414

Notes: Lunch will be served. RSVP to wmitchell@thirdway.org

2 p.m. 'SCHEDULES THAT WORK ACT' — Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Al Franken (D-Minn.), Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.), and women's and labor groups will hold a press conference to mark the introduction of the Schedules that Work Act in the Senate and House.

Location: G-11 Dirksen.

Contacts: Lacey Rose, 202-224-2292



9:30 a.m. — The Senate convenes and resumes consideration of S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act.



9:30 a.m. ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS — Hearings to examine the nominations of Kristen Marie Kulinowski, of New York, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years, and Gregory Guy Nadeau, of Maine, to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation. http://www.epw.senate.gov/public/

Location: 406 Dirksen.

10 a.m. BANKING, HOUSING, URBAN AFFAIRS — Hearings to examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's semi-annual report to Congress. Witness: Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. http://www.banking.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=7cac453a-bd43-4f4c-b071-9aba43c80946

Location: 538 Dirksen.

10 a.m. COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION — Business meeting to consider pending calendar business. http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Hearings

Location: 253 Russell.

10 a.m. HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS — Hearings to examine securing the border, focusing on understanding threats and strategies for the maritime border. http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/securing-the-border-understanding-threats-and-strategies-for-the-maritime-border

Location: 342 Dirksen.

10:30 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Markup of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

Location: 106 Dirksen

2:15 p.m. AGING — Committee hearing titled "Diabetes Research: Improving Lives on the Path to a Cure." The hearing will be held in conjunction with the JDRFs "Childrens Congress" and will examine how diabetes affects people of all ages.

Location: G50 Dirksen.

2:15 p.m. INDIAN AFFAIRS — An oversight hearing to examine juvenile justice in Indian Country, focusing on challenges and promising strategies. http://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/oversight-hearing-juvenile-justice-indian-country-challenges-and-promising-strategies

Location: 628 Dirksen.

2:30 p.m. COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION — Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security hearings to examine the governance and integrity of international soccer. http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Hearings

Location: 253 Russell.

2:30 p.m. FOREIGN RELATIONS — Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's Issues holds a hearing on U.S. policy toward Haiti prior to the elections. Witness: Thomas C. Adams, special coordinator for Haiti, U.S. Department of State.

Location: 419 Dirksen.

2:30 p.m. JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE — Hearings to examine what lower labor force participation rates tell us about work opportunities and incentives. Witnesses: Dr. Scott Winship, Walter B. Wriston Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, New York, NY; Dr. Aparna Mathur, Resident Scholar and Jacobs Associate, American Enterprise Institute; Dr. Elisabeth Jacobs, Senior Director for Policy and Academic Programs, Washington Center for Equitable Growth. http://www.jec.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings-calendar?ID=479F3EB8-BE84-4670-9789-7511D37F3928

Location: 562 Dirksen.

Notes: If you plan to attend, please email Kristine_Michalson@jec.senate.gov.