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Hearings

106th Congress | 105th Congress


The following Senate and House Committees have held hearings in the 105th and/or the 106th Congress on issues and legislation related to global climate change.

Senate Committees House Committees
Agriculture Commerce
Energy and Natural Resources Government Reform and Oversight
Environment and Public Works International Relations
Foreign Relations Science
  Small Business


Various information (e.g., press releases, prepared witness lists and testimony, opening statements, and occasionally full transcripts) is available from these committee home pages. Some of the hearings are listed below, by committee and date.

106th Congress

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
May 27, 1999 -- Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions With The New Petroleum: S. 935, The National Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals Act of 1999.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
March 25, 1999 -- Economic Impacts of the Kyoto Protocol and the Energy and Climate Policy Act of 1999.

Senate Environment and Public Works
March 24, 1999 -- Hearing on Voluntary Activities to Reduce the Emission of Greenhouse Gases.
June 3, 1999 -- S. 547, Credit for Voluntary Reductions Act.

House Committee on Science/Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
April 14, 1999 -- Fiscal Year 2000 Climate Change Budget Authorization Request.

House Committee on Small Business
April 29, 1999 -- The Effect of the Kyoto Protocol on American Small Business.
Joint Hearing
May 20, 1999: Joint Oversight Hearing on the Administration's FY2000 Climate Budget and Compliance with FY1999 Appropriations Language. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Energy Research, Development, Production and Regulation AND House Committee on Government Reform/Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs.

105th Congress

Senate Agriculture
March 5, 1998 -- The Kyoto Treaty on Climate Change and its implications on agricultural economics.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
September 30, 1997 -- Oversight Hearing: Impacts of a new Climate Treaty on U.S. Labor, Electricity Supply, Manufacturing and the General Economy.

Senate Environment and Public Works
July 17, 1997-- Hearing on Global Climate Change.
July 10, 1997-- Hearing on Global Climate Change.

Government Reform and Oversight
April 23, 1998 -- Kyoto Protocol: Is the Clinton-Gore Administration Selling Out Americans?

House International Relations
July 25, 1997 -- Global Climate Negotiations: Obligations of Developed and Developing Countries.

House Science
October 7, 1997 -- Countdown to Kyoto, Part 1: The Science of a Global Climate Change Agreement.
October 9, 1997 -- Countdown to Kyoto, Part 2: The Economics of a Global Climate Change Agreement.
November 6, 1997 -- Countdown to Kyoto, Part 3.
February 4, 1998 -- Road from Kyoto, Part 1.
February 12, 1998 -- Road from Kyoto, Part 2.
March 5, 1998 -- Road from Kyoto: State Department Overview, Part 3.

Page last updated June 11, 1999.

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