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Congressional Hearings – Dec 17, 2007

December 17th, 2007 by selise

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007

10 am – Senate Armed Services
To hold hearings to examine the nominations of Mary Beth Long, of Virginia, and James Shinn, of New Jersey, both to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Craig W. Duehring, of Minnesota, and John H. Gibson, of Texas, both to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, all of the Department of Defense.

10 am – Senate Judiciary
To hold hearings to examine the nominations of Ondray T. Harris, of Virginia, to be Director, Community Relations Service, David W. Hagy, of Texas, to be Director of the National Institute of Justice, Cynthia Dyer, of Texas, to be Director of the Violence Against Women Office, Department of Justice, and Nathan J. Hochman, of California, to be an Assistant Attorney General, all of the Department of Justice, and Scott M. Burns, of Utah, to be Deputy Director of National Drug Control Policy.

10 am – House Judiciary
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Oversight Hearing on the Legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

10:30 am – Senate Energy and Natural Resources
To hold hearings to examine the nomination of Jon Wellinghoff, of Nevada, to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

11 am – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To hold hearings to examine the nominations of Carl T. Johnson, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Francis Mulvey, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board, and Denver Stutler, Jr., of Florida, Nancy A. Naples, of New York, and Thomas C. Carper, of Illinois, all to be a Members of the Reform Board (Amtrak).

1 pm – House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
Hearing on H.R. 4175, the “Privacy and Cybercrime Enforcement Act of 2007”

2:30 pm – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee To hold hearings to examine oil spills from non-tank vessels, focusing on threats, risks, and vulnerabilities.

*** 3 pm – House Energy and Commerce
Markup of: H.R. 4040, the "Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act", amended; and H.R. 1216, the "Cameron Gulbransen Kids and Cars Safety Act of 2007".

3:30 pm – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To hold hearings to examine the nomination of Steven H. Murdock, of Texas, to be Director of the Census, Department of Commerce.

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007

9:30 am – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Business meeting to designate the facility names of a number of the United States Postal Service buildings, and the nominations of Harvey E. Johnson, Jr., of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Jeffrey William Runge, of North Carolina, to be Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, both of the Department of Homeland Security, and Steven H. Murdock, of Texas, to be Director of the Census, Department of Commerce.

*** 9:30 am – Senate Foreign Relations
To hold hearings to examine the nominations of Charles W. Larson, Jr., of Iowa, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Latvia, and Mary Ann Glendon, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Holy See.

10 am – Senate Judiciary
To hold hearings to consider the nomination of Mark R. Filip, of Illinois, to be Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice.

10 am – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee To hold an oversight hearing to examine the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, focusing on truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) rules and truck safety.

10 am – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
Oversight Hearing: The Extension of the United Nations Mandate for Iraq: Is the Iraqi Parliament Being Ignored?

10 am – Senate Environment and Public Works
Business meeting to designate the names of various Federal buildings and the nominations of Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, and Gregory B. Jaczko, of the District of Columbia, both to be Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

10:15 am – House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
Hearing on "Enforcement of Federal Criminal Law to Protect Americans Working for U.S. Contractors in Iraq"

11 am – Senate Foreign Relations
To receive a closed briefing on Kosovo, focusing on future challenges.

11:30 am – Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Jon Wellinghoff, of Nevada, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

*** 12 noon – House Energy Independence and Global Warming
Hearingon the UN conference in Bali and the impact on international climate change policy.
Witnesses:
- Christiana Figueres, Official Negotiator, U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, Costa Rica
- Philip Clapp, Deputy Managing Director, Pew Environment Group
- Alden Meyer, Director of Strategy and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
- Ned Helme, President, Center for Clean Air Policy
- Myron Ebell, Director, Energy and Global Warming Policy, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007

10 am – House Judiciary
Hearing on Applicability of Federal Criminal Laws to the Interrogation of Detainees

2:30 pm – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To hold hearings to examine the nominations of Robert A. Sturgell, of Maryland, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, and Simon Charles Gros, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary, both of the Department of Transportation.

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