Your Daily Fucking Planner – Jan. 19, 2017

9:45am — Energy secretary nominee Rick Perry discovers that a Republican lobbyist told the New York Times last night that Perry at first thought his job would be to travel the globe talking about how great Exxon is
10am —
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing for Energy secretary nominee Rick Perry to determine his qualifications to succeed actual physicists in overseeing nuclear weapons, power plants and the storage of nuclear waste
10am — Senate Finance Committee hearing for Treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin to determine his qualifications to oversee federal economic policy in the event of an economic crisis such as Wall Street discovering that Rick Perry will oversee nuclear weapons, power plants and the storage of nuclear waste
10am — Senate Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on improving small-business input on federal regulations, with the following witnesses:

  • Karen Harned of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, which is dependent on big businesses, such as the Koch empire, for its funding
  • LaJuanna Russell, whose left-leaning group Small Business Majority has no members
  • Jerry Hietpas, whose small business has more than 50 employees and makes more than $10 million annually
  • Rosario Palmieri of the National Association of Manufacturers, which is run by representatives of small businesses including Exxon, Goodyear, Ingersoll-Rand, Pfizer, Toyota, GE, Eli Lilly, Koch, Clorox, Microsoft, Harley-Davidson, Boeing, 3M, Whirlpool, ADM, Bayer, ConocoPhillips, Westinghouse, BP, Lockheed Martin, Ford, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Honda, Procter & Gamble, Volvo, and UnitedHealth Group

To recap: Two right-wing, big-business advocacy groups, one left-wing advocacy group, and one business owner whose company takes in more than $10 million every year will give input on how small business can give input on federal regulations, which largely don’t affect and/or exempt real small businesses
(all times EDT because fuck the Heartland)