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Congressional Hearings – Feb 04, 2008

February 6th, 2008 by selise

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008

9:30 am – Senate Veterans’ Affairs
To continue oversight hearings to examine veterans disability compensation

10 am – Senate Budget
To hold hearings to examine the President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2009

10 am – Senate Finance
To hold hearings to examine the President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2009.

10 am – Senate Intelligence
To hold hearings to examine the world threat.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

9:30 am – Senate Armed Services
To hold hearings to examine the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2009, the future years defense program, and for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

9:30 am – Senate Foreign Relations
To hold hearings to examine the Six Party Talks for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

10 am – Senate Budget
To hold hearings to examine the President’s Fiscal Year 2009 budget and revenue proposals.
Witness:
The Hon. Henry M. Paulson, Secretary of the Treasury

10 am – Senate Environment and Public Works
To hold hearings to examine perspectives on the Surface Transportation Commission report.

10 am – Senate Finance
To hold hearings to examine the President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2009.

10:00 am – House Foreign Affairs
Africa and Global Health Subcommittee on the political crisis in Kenya.
Witnesses:
Mia Farrow, Goodwill Ambassador, United Nation’s Children Fund.

10:05 am – Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Business meeting to consider S. 2146, to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to accept, as part of a settlement, diesel emission reduction Supplemental Environmental Projects.

1 pm – Senate Foreign Relations
To hold hearings to examine the nominations of Margaret Scobey, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, James Francis Moriarty, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, and Deborah K. Jones, of New Mexico, to be Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, all of the Department of State.

1 pm – House Armed Services
FY 2009 National Defense Budget Request from the Department of Defense.
Witnesses:
Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense;
Michael Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.

2:00 pm – House Natural Resources
H.R. 2176 – To provide for and approve the settlement of certain land claims of the Bay Mills Indian Community, and H.R. 4115 – To provide for and approve the settlement of certain land claims of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. MC’s and public witnesses.

5:00 pm House Rules
H.R. 4137 – College Opportunity and Affordability Act.

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

9:30 am – Senate Foreign Relations
African Affairs Subcommittee To hold hearings to examine the immediate and underlying causes and consequences of Kenya’s flawed election.

9:30 am Senate Armed Services
To hold hearings to examine the final report of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves.

9:30 am – Senate Energy and Natural Resources
To hold hearings to examine the President’s proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2009 for the Department of Energy.

9:30 am – Senate Indian Affairs
To hold hearings to examine the nomination of Robert G. McSwain, of Maryland, to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services.

9:30 am – House Financial Services
Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2007

9:30 am – House Ways and Means
Hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2009 Budget
Witness:
Henry Paulson, U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary

10 am – Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To hold hearings to examine ways to reform the regulation of government sponsored enterprises.

10 am – 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 for Governmental Affairs, both of the Department of Transportation.

10 am – Senate Finance
To hold hearings to examine selling to seniors, focusing on the need for accountability and oversight of marketing and sales by Medicare private plans.

10 am – Senate Judiciary
To hold hearings to examine the Founding Fathers papers, focusing on ensuring public access to our national treasures.

10 am – House Appropriations
Interior Subcommittee
Department of Interior Budget

10 am – House Appropriations
Legislative Branch Subcommittee
Capitol Visitor Center Oversight

10 am – House Energy and Commerce
Department of Energy’s Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Proposal
Witness:
Honorable Samuel W. Bodman, Secretary of the Department of Energy

10 am – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Oversight Hearing: U.S. Obligations under the Merida Initiative

10 am – House Judiciary
Oversight Hearing of the Department of Justice

10 am – House Small Business
Full Committee Hearing on “The Small Business Administration’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2009"

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Aviation
The President’s FY09 Federal Aviation Administration Budget

10:30 am – House Agriculture
Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry
To review the National Veterinary Medical Service Act.

11 am – House Budget
The President’s Fiscal Yeaer 2009 Budget
Witness:
The Honorable Jim Nussle, Director, Office of Management and Budget

1 pm – House Appropriations
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee
Department of Transportation Budget

1 pm – House Foreign Affairs
Full Committee Markup Hearing

1:30 pm – House Appropriations
Defense Subcommittee
Force Health Protection (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury)
Witnesses:
Dr. Ward Casscells, Undersecretary of Defense Health Affairs
Ellen Embrey, Undersecretary of Force Health Protection

2 pm – House Appropriations
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
Quality of Life

2 pm – House Science and Technology
Visas for Foreign Scholars and Students

2 pm – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Agency Budgets and Priorities for FY 2009

2:30 pm – Senate Foreign Relations
To hold hearings to examine the nominations of Hector E. Morales, of Texas, to be Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the Organization of American States, with the rank of Ambassador, Department of State, Larry Woodrow Walther, of Arkansas, to be Director of the Trade and Development Agency, and Ana M. Guevara, of Florida, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

2:30 pm – Senate Armed Services
Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee
To hold hearings to examine business transformation and financial management at the Department of Defense.
Witnesses to included:
Honorable David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States

2:30 pm – Senate Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
To continue hearings to examine anti-Semitism in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) region.

2:30 pm – House Appropriations
Defense Subcommittee
Surgeons General of the Armed Services (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury)
Witnesses:
Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson, Jr., Chief of Navy Medical Corps
Lt. Gen. (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, Surgeon General of the Air Force
Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, Surgeon General of the Army

2:30 pm – House Financial Services
Diversity in the Financial Services Sector

3 pm – House Armed Services
Military Personnel Subcommittee
Hearing on beneficiary advocacy overview.

Friday, Feb. 8, 2008

9:00 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
Government Accountability Office’s Review of the Federal Protective Service: Preliminary Findings

9:30 am – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
The November 26 Declaration of Principles: Implications for UN Resolutions on Iraq and for Congressional Oversight

9:30 am – House Judiciary
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Oversight Hearing on Voter Suppression

9:30 am – House Veterans’ Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2008

9:30 am – Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Full Committee Hearing: Conditions in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

10 am – House Financial Services
Negative Implications of the President’s Signing Statement on the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act

10 am – House Oversight and Government Affairs
Subcommittee Hearing on "Military Base Realignment: Contracting Opportunities for Impacted Communities"
Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement

11 am – House Judiciary
Judiciary Committee Antitrust Task Force
Hearing on the State of Competition on the Internet

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