congress watch

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Congressional Hearings – June 11, 2007

June 11th, 2007 by selise

the big day is wednesday with Luirita Doan testifying before Henry Waxman’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

i’m still working on what to include and how to present these weekly updates – suggestions welcome. there are many more hearings than those listed here (i go through ever committee’s schedule in the house and senate)… anyone interested in looking for more detail can find it here.

Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2007

9 am
House Armed Services
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on the development of the Iraqi Security Forces.

9:30 am
House Science and Technology
The duPont Aerospace DP-2 Aircraft
[background from laura rozen: Check out ABC World News for a feature tonight on the DP-2 is "an unwanted and unnecessary Office of Naval Research/NASA aviation program ... that owes its birth and ongoing existence to almost 20 years worth of earmarks from current Reps Duncan Hunter and Dana Rohrabacher and former Rep (now SEC Commissioner) Chris Cox, among others."

1:30 pm
House Education and Labor
Hearing on "Justice Denied? The Implications of the Supreme Court's Ledbetter v. Goodyear Employment Discrimination Decision"
Witness: Lilly Ledbetter
[this could be interesting... see here for background]

2:30 pm
Senate Intelligence
To hold hearings to examine terrorist ideology
[there's no witness list yet - it is too much to hope it might be robert pape? or will it be some idiot feeding congress bs on "islamofascism"?] [edit - 06/12/07, was just told the witnesses are: Stephen Ulph, Kim Kagan and Daniel Kimmage]

Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2007

10 am
House Oversight and Government Reform
to examine statements made by GSA Administrator Lurita Doan that impugn the reputation of federal officials who cooperated with a Committee investigation into Ms. Doan’s conduct at the General Services Administration.
Witness: Luirita Doan

10 am
Rules and Administration
To hold hearings to examine nominations to the Federal Election Commission
Witnesses: Steven Walther, Robert Lenhard, David Mason, Hans von Spakovsky
[Hans von Spakovsky's voter fraud background from TPM - "Voter Suppression Showdown, Round 2"]

2 pm
House Armed Services
The Military Personnel Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on Walter Reed progress review and results of the Independent Review Group.

Thursday, Jun. 14, 2007

10 am
Senate Judiciary
Business meeting to consider [several bills and] possible authorization of subpoenas in connection with the investigation of the legal basis for the warrantless wiretap program.

10 am
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To hold hearings to examine public safety and competition issues, focusing on the 700MHz auction.
[if you've been following matt stoller's posts on this, you already know how critically important the 700MHz auction is to the future of the internet.]

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