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Congressional Hearings – Oct 8, 2007

October 7th, 2007 by selise

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

9:30 am – House Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Personal Costs of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Claims

2 pm – House Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
Oversight Hearing: The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Is It Fulfilling the Nutrition and Food Security Needs of People Living with HIV/AIDS?

2 pm – House Natural Resources, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans Subcommittee
Hearing on the implementation of the National Wildlife Refuge Improvement Act.

5 pm – House Rules
Full Committee. on H.R. 2895 – National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act, and H.R. 3056 – Tax Collection Responsibility Act.

5 pm – Senate Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
U.S. Helsinki Commission to Host Screening of the Film TRADE

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

9:30 am – House Small Business
Hearing on "The Impact of the 700 Megahertz Wireless Spectrum Auction on Small Business"

*** 9:30 am – House Energy Independence and Global Warming
Full Committee. on business opportunities in the low-carbon energy economy.

10 am – House Armed Services
The full committee will meet to receive testimony on security challenges involving Pakistan and policy implications for the Department of Defense.

10 am – House Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health
Markup session to consider H.R. 1424, the "Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007"

10 am – House Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
Hearing: Six Years Later – Assessing Long-Term Threats, Risks and the U.S. Strategy for Security in a Post 9/11 World

10 am – House Science and Techonology
Assessment of the National Science Board’s Action Plan for STEM Education

10 am – House Transportation and Infrasructure, Subcommittee on Aviation
The Transition from FAA to Contractor-Operated Flight Service Stations: Lessons Learned

10 am – House Veterans Affairs
Findings of the Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission

*** 10:15 am – House Judiciary
Markup of: H.R. 3773 (HJC pdf), the "Responsible Electronic Surveillance That is Overseen, Reviewed, and Effective Act of 2007"; H.R. 3678, the "Internet Tax Freedom Act of 2007"; H.R. 2830, the "Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2007"; H.R. 3564, the "Regulatory Improvement Act of 2007"; H.R. 2405, the "Proud to Be an American Citizen Act"; H.R. 2884, the "Kendell Frederick Citizenship Assistance Act"; H.R. 1512, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for compensation to States incarcerating undocumented aliens charged with a felony or two or more misdemeanors; H.R. 1312, the "Arts Require Timely Service (ARTS) Act"; and H.R. 3387, to update and improve the codification of title 46, United States Code.

10:30 am – House Education and Labor
Hearing on "Cases of Child Neglect and Abuse at Private Residential Treatment Facilities"

*** 10:30 am – House Intelligence
Full Committee. Markup of provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

10:30 am – Senate Judiciary
Field hearing on “Economic and Community Implications of Northern Border Security” (Newport, VT).

11 am – House Natural Resources
Markup session: H.R. 53 – Virgin Islands National Park School Lease Act; H.R. 767 – Refuge Ecology Protection, Assistance, and Immediate Response Act; H.R. 830 – Denali National Park and Alaska Railroad Land Exchange Act of 2007; H.R. 3111 Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Enhancement Act of 2007; H.R. 783 Mesa Verde National Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2007; H.R. 1528 New England National Scenic Trail Designation Act; H.R. 2094 Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission; H.R. 2197 Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Boundary Adjustment Act; H.R. 523 Douglas County, Washington, PUD Conveyance Act; H.R. 1462 Platte River Recovery Implementation Program and Pathfinder Modification Authorization Act; H.R. 29 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct facilities to provide water for irrigation, municipal, domestic, military, and other uses from the Santa Margarita River, California; H.R. 135 Twenty-First Century Water Commission Act of 2007; H.R. 664 Dana Point Desalination Project Authorization Act

1:30 pm – House Foreign Affairs
Markup of: H. Res. 106, Calling upon the President to ensure that the foreign policy of the United States reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide documented in the United States record relating to the Armenian Genocide, and for other purposes.

2 pm – House Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Domestic Policy
Hearing: Professional Sports Stadiums: Do they Divert Taxpayer Funds from Public Infrastructure?

*** 2 pm – House Homeland Security
Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology Subcommittee on H.R. 2631 – Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act. Dept. and public witnesses.

*** 2 pm – House Science and Technology
Energy and Environment Subcommittee Markup of H.R. 1834 – To authorize the national ocean exploration program and the national undersea research program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, H.R. ___ – Energy Storage Technology Advancement Act, and H.R. ___ – Industrial Energy Efficiency Research and Development Act.

3 pm – House Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
Markup session to consider the following bills: H.R. 3403, the "911 Modernization and Safety Act of 2007"; and Committee Print on H.R. _____, the “Broadband Census of America Act of 2007”.

3 pm – House Rules
H.R. 2095 – Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

9 am – Senate Homeland Security
Field hearing: The State and Federal Response to Storm Damage and Erosion in Alaska’s Coastal Villages (Anchorage, Alaska).

9:30 am – House 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 III

*** postponed 9:30 am – House Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
Joint Hearing on Allegations of Selective Prosecution: The Erosion of Public Confidence in Our Federal Justice System

*** postponed 10 am – House Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law
Hearing on H.R. 750, the “Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2007”

*** postponed 10 am – House Foreign Affairs
Oversight Hearing: The Mexico City Policy/Global Gag Rule: Its Impact on Family Planning and Reproductive Health

*** postponed to 10/18 10 am – House Budget
The Tax Code and Health Insurance Coverage

*** postponed to 10/16 10 am – House Financial Services
Hearing on the Reauthorization of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

*** postponed 10 am – House Oversight and Government Reform
Hearing on Medicare Part D: Assessing Private Insurers’ Delivery of Medicare Drug Coverage

*** postponed 10 am – House Science and Techonology
Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) – Status of the Survey Program and Review of NASA’s Report to Congress

*** postponed to 10/16 10 am – House Transportation and Infrasructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Railroad-Owned Solid Waste Transload Facilities

*** postponed 10 am – House Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Oversight Hearing on U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment Training Service (VETS), Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans Employment Representative Program (LVOP)

*** postponed to 10/16 10 am – House Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health and Subcommittee on Oversight
Joint Hearing on Statutorily Required Audits of Medicare Advantage Plan Bids

10 am – Senate Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests
Field hearing to consider the major environmental threats to the Great Basin in the 21st century (Las Vegas, Nevada)

10 am – Senate Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe 
“Combating Trafficking for Forced Labor Purposes in the OSCE Region”

*** postponed 1 pm – House Small Business, Subcommittee on Regulations, Health Care and Trade
Hearing on "Medicare Reimbursement Cuts: The Potential Impact on Solo and Small Group Medical Practice

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