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Congressional Hearings – June 25, 2007

June 25th, 2007 by selise

highlights and lowlights:

1) William W. Mercer’s nomination has been withdrawn… so no hearing.

2) on tuesday, a House Judiciary subcommittee will hold an Oversight Hearing on Habeas Corpus and Detentions at Guantanamo Bay

Monday, Jun. 25, 2007

1 pm House Judiciary – Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Oversight Hearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Response to Air Quality Issues Arising from the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001: Were There Substantive Due Process Violations?

3 pm Senate Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
To hold hearings to examine pipeline politics, focusing on conflict prevention and the security of supply and transit of oil and natural gas.

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2007

9:30 am Senate Budget
To continue hearings to examine health care and the budget, focusing on the Healthy Americans Act and other options for reform.

10 am Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To hold hearings to examine the impact of media violence on children.
[leave the kids alone - the problem is the grown ups who think 24 isn't fantasy]

10 am House Armed Services
The full committee will meet to receive testimony on structure, process and tools for improving Department of Defense management.

10 am House Committee on Energy and Commerce – Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing
Predatory Sales Practices in Medicare Advantage

1 pm House Armed Services
The Military Personnel Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on the findings of the Independent Review Group and an in-progress review of actions at Walter Reed.

2 pm House Budget
Foreign holding of U.S. debt: Is our economy vulnerable?

2 pm House Judiciary – Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Oversight Hearing on Habeas Corpus and Detentions at Guantanamo Bay

2 pm House Financial Services
A Review of Investor Protection and Market Oversight with the Five Commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2007

9:30 am Senate Judiciary – Constitution Subcommittee
To hold an oversight hearing to examine the federal death penalty.

10 am Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To continue hearings to examine violent Islamist extremism, focusing on the European experience.

10 am Committee on Energy and Commerce
The Committee will consider the following Committee prints related to energy legislation that were approved by the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality: #1, To promote greater energy efficiency; #2, To facilitate the transition to a smart electricity grid; #3, To clarify the amount of loans to be guaranteed under title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005; #4, To promote the development of renewable fuels infrastructure; #5, To promote advanced plug-in hybrid vehicles and vehicle components; and #6, To enhance availability of energy information.

10 am House Oversight and Government Reform – National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee
"International Perspectives on Strengthening the Nonproliferation Regime."

10:30 am Senate Aging
To hold hearings to examine the relationship between doctors and the drug industry.

Thursday, Jun. 28, 2007

10 am Senate Environment and Public Works
To hold hearings to examine global warming issues in the power plant sector.

10 am House Budget
Medicare Advantage and the Federal Budget

10 am House Judiciary – Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Oversight Hearing on: The Impact of Ledbetter v. Goodyear on the Effective Enforcement of Civil Rights Laws

10 am House Science and Technology
NASA’s Earth Science and Applications Programs: Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request and Issues

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