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Congressional Hearings – July 16, 2007

July 16th, 2007 by selise

here are my picks for the week:

Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2007

9:30 am – Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Diminished Capacity: Can the FDA Assure the Safety and Security of the Nation’s Food Supply? – Part 2

10 am – House Financial Services
Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy
Witnesses: James K. Galbraith, Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Benjamin Friedman, Professor, Harvard University

10 am – Senate Foreign Relations, African Affairs Subcommittee
To hold hearings to examine the efficacy of democratic developments in Sub-Saharan Africa.

10 am – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To hold hearings to examine federal acquisition, focusing on ways to strengthen competition and accountability.

10 am – Senate Judiciary
To hold hearings to examine the prosecution of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

10:30 – House Foreign Affairs
U.S. Policy Options in the Iraq Crisis

2:30 pm – Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Retirement and Aging Subcommittee
To hold hearings to examine the federal response to the Alzheimer’s epidemic

7 pm – Senate Committee on Finance
Executive Session to Consider the "Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2007"
*Postponed (until Thursday)

Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2007

9:30 am – Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To hold hearings to examine modernization of Federal Housing Administration programs.

10 am – House Financial Services
Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy
Witnesses: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

10 am – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To hold an oversight hearing to examine the federal response to ensuring the safety of Chinese imports.

10 am – Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Business meeting to consider S.625, to protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products, S.1183, to enhance and further research into paralysis and to improve rehabilitation and the quality of life for persons living with paralysis and other physical disabilities, S.1551, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to making progress toward the goal of eliminating tuberculosis, and S.579, to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to make grants for the development and operation of research centers regarding environmental factor11s that may be related to the etiology of breast cancer, and other pending calendar business.

10 am – House Armed Services
The full committee will meet to receive testimony on Iraq: Trends and Recent Security Developments.

2 pm – House Armed Services
The Strategic Forces Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on U.S. nuclear weapons policy.

2 pm – House Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement
Hearing on Federal Contracting: Do Poor Performers Keep Winning?

2 pm – House Foreign Affairs
Reconstruction in Iraq’s Oil Sector: Running on Empty?

3 pm – House Armed Services
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on A Third Way: Alternatives for Iraq’s Future (Part 2 of 3).

Thursday, Jul. 19, 2007

9 am – Senate Committee on Finance
Executive Session to Consider the "Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2007"

9:30 am – Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
To hold hearings to examine the semiannual monetary policy report to the Congress.
Witness: Honorable Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System

9:30 am – Senate Energy and Natural Resources
To hold hearings to examine S.1634, to implement further the Act approving the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America.

9:30 am – Senate Foreign Relations
To hold hearings to examine the war in Iraq, focusing on an update from the field.
Witness: The Honorable Ryan C. Crocker, Ambassador to Iraq, Department of State (Via Video Conference From Baghdad, Iraq)

9:30 am – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To hold hearings to examine the military’s role in disaster response, focusing on progress since Hurricane Katrina.

10 am – House Foreign Affairs
Beyond Iraq: Envisioning a New U.S. Policy in the Middle East

10 am – House Science and Technology
Tracking the Storm at the National Hurricane Center

1pm – House Judiciary
Meeting to consider the Executive Privilege claims asserted by White House Counsel in response to the subpoena for the production of documents issued to Joshua Bolten, White House Chief of Staff, or appropriate custodian of records.

2:45 pm – Senate Judiciary
Judicial Nominations

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