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Congressional Hearings – Sept 4, 2007

September 4th, 2007 by selise

Tuesday, Sep. 4, 2007

2 pm – Senate Committee on Armed Services
To hold closed hearings to examine issues relating to the treatment of detainees.

2 pm – Senate Foreign Relations
Iraq: An Independent Assessment
Witness: The Honorable David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2007

10 am – Senate Committee on Judiciary
To hold hearings to examine the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and its continuing importance.

10 am – Senate Foreign Relations

10 am – House Armed Services
Comptroller General’s assessment of the Iraqi government’s record of performance.
Witness: The Honorable David M. Walker, Comptroller General, U.S. Government Accountability Office

10 am – House Finance Committee
Recent Events in the Credit and Mortgage Markets and Possible Implications for U.S. Consumers and the Global Economy

10 am – House Science and Technology
The Benefits and Challenges of Producing Liquid Fuel from Coal: The Role for Federal Research

10:05 am – House Judiciary
Markup of: Resolution establishing the Task Force on Antitrust and Competition Policy

10:15 am – House Judiciary
Hearing on Warrantless Surveillance and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: The Role of Checks and Balances in Protecting Americans’ Privacy Rights
The Honorable Bob Barr, Former Member of Congress
Morton H. Halperin, Director of U.S. Advocacy Open Society Institute
Suzanne Spaulding, Managing Director The Harbour Group
Professor Robert F. Turner, University of Virginia School of Law

10:30 am – Senate Committee on Appropriations, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee
To hold hearings to examine the Utah mine disaster and preventing future coalmining tragedies.

10:30 am - House Committee on Education and Labor, Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee
Hearing on "The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007 (H.R. 2015)"

11 am – House Transportation and Infrasctructure
Full Committee – Structurally Deficient Bridges in the United States

2 pm – Senate Committee on Aging
To hold hearings to examine qualifications for those who advise seniors about financial issues.

2 pm – House Armed Services, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
The role of the Department of Defense in provincial reconstruction teams.
Ms. Ginger Cruz, Deputy Inspector General, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
Ms. Michelle Parker, International Affairs Fellow (CFR), RAND Corporation
Mr. Frederick D. Barton, Senior Advisor & Co-Director, Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project, Center for Strategic & International Studies

2 pm – House Foreign Affairs
Iraqi Benchmarks: An Objective Assessment

3 pm – House Rules
H.R. 2786 – The Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2007, H.R. 811 – Voter Confidence and Increased Accesibility Act of 2007

Thursday, Sep. 6, 2007

9 am – House Armed Services and House Foreign Affairs
Beyond the September Report: What’s Next for Iraq?
The Honorable William J. Perry, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, and Professor, Stanford University
Major General John Batiste, USA, Retired, President, Klein Steel Services, Incorporated
General John M. Keane, USA, Retired, Keane Advisors, LLC

10 am – House Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
Hearing on the Implementation of the “Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004” (Pub. L. No. 108-277) and Additional Legislative Efforts Aimed at Expanding the Authority to Carry Concealed Firearms

10 am – House Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
Hearing on American Workers in Crisis: Does the Chapter 11 Business Bankruptcy Law Treat Employees and Retirees Fairly?

10 am – Senate Committee on Armed Services
To hold hearings to examine a report on the findings of the Iraqi Security Forces Independent Assessment Commission.

10 am – Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
To hold hearings to examine the potential human health, water quality, and other impacts of the confined animal feeding operation industry.

10 am – Senate Committee on Finance
To continue hearings to examine carried interest (Part III), focusing on pension issues.

10 am – Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To hold hearings to examine the nomination of Charles E. F. Millard, of New York, to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

10 am – Senate Committee on Judiciary
Business meeting to consider S. 453, to prohibit deceptive practices in Federal elections, S. 1692, to grant a Federal charter to Korean War Veterans Association, Incorporated, S. 1845, to provide for limitations in certain communications between the Department of Justice and the White House Office relating to civil and criminal investigations, S. 772, to amend the Federal antitrust laws to provide expanded coverage and to eliminate exemptions from such laws that are contrary to the public interest with respect to railroads, S.Res. 282, supporting the goals and ideals of a National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Week to raise public awareness and understanding of polycystic kidney disease and to foster understanding of the impact polycystic kidney disease has on patients and future generations of their families, S.Res. 134, designating September 2007 as “Adopt a School Library Month”, and the nominations of Richard A. Jones, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, Sharion Aycock, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi, and Jennifer Walker Elrod, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

10 am – House Finance Committee
H.R. 2930, the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act of 2007

10 am – House Science and Technology
NASA’s Astronaut Health Care System—Results of an Independent Review

10 am – House Ways and Means
Hearing on Fair and Equitable Tax Policy for America’s Working Families

1 pm – House Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law
Hearing on H.R. 1645, the “Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act of 2007 (STRIVE Act)”

1:30 pm – Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To hold hearings to examine a Department of Homeland Security status report, focusing on assessing challenges and measuring progress.

2 pm – House Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Veterans Preference

*** 2 pm – House Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Markup of: H.R. 2826, "To amend titles 28 and 10, United States Code, to restore habeas corpus for individuals detained by the United States at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and for other purposes."

2:30 pm – House Armed Services
Independent Assessment of Iraqi Security Forces.
Witness: General James Jones, USMC (Ret.)

3 pm – House Rules
H.R. 1908 – Patent Reform Act of 2007

Friday, Sep. 7, 2007

9 am – Senate Committee on Armed Services
To receive a report on the Government Accountability Office’s assessment of 18 Iraq benchmarks.

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