This week in Washington: April 11-15

Congress has slate full of hearings planned for the week on trade, transportation rules, appropriations and CFTC reauthorization markup.

The House and Senate are back in session next week and have several key agricultural hearings scheduled. Here’s a quick look at upcoming hearings for the week of April 11-15.

House ag subcommittee hearing on 4-H - Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. (ET), the House Committee on Agriculture's biotechnology, horticulture and research subcommittee will hold an event with the participants of the National 4-H Conference that's held in Washington, D.C. Witnesses will present on "The Importance of Agriculture in the United States." To watch the event live or archived afterwards via webcast, click here.

House ag appropriations markup - Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. (ET), the House ag appropriations subcommittee will mark up the Agriculture Appropriations Bill for fiscal 2017. To watch the markup live or archived afterwards via webcast, click here.

House ag committee hearing on energy and the economy - Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. (ET), the House Committee on Agriculture will hold a hearing on "Energy & the Rural Economy: The Impacts of Oil & Gas Production." To watch the hearing live or archived afterwards via webcast, click here.

Senate ag committee hearing on CFTC reauthorization - Thursday at 10:00 a.m. (ET), the Senate Agriculture Committee will mark up the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Reauthorization Bill, which needs to pass before fiscal 2017. To watch the hearing live or archived afterwards via webcast, click here.

House ways and means trade subcommittee hearing - Thursday at 2:00 PM (ET), the House ways and means trade subcommittee will hold a hearing on "Miscellaneous Tariff Bill: Helping U.S. Manufacturers through Tax Cuts." The legislation debated is concerning the process for selecting tariff waivers for inclusion in the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill package. To watch the hearing live or archived afterwards via webcast, click here.

House transportation panel hearing on shipping weight rule - Thursday at 10 a.m. (ET) the House subcommittee on the Coast Guard and maritime transportation of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure will hold a hearing on maritime transportation safety and stewardship programs, including new international shipping weight requirements and their effects on U.S. exporters. To watch the hearing live via webcast, click here.

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