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Congressional Hearings – May 12, 2008

May 12th, 2008 by selise

Monday, May. 12, 2008

12 pm – House Transportation and Infrastructure
The Impacts of Nutrients on Water Quality in the Great Lakes

1 pm – House Science and Technology
STEM Education Before High School: Shaping our Future Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Leaders of Tomorrow by Inspiring our Children Today

Tuesday, May. 13, 2008

9:30 am – Senate Judiciary
To hold hearings to examine the Bulletproof Vest Partnership program, focusing on protecting our nation’s law enforcement officers.

10 am – House Select Committee on Roll Call # 814
Full Committee. On the August 2, 2007 disputed House roll call vote. MC’s and House of Representatives employees.

10 am – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To hold an oversight hearing to examine the President’s proposed budget request for fiscal year 2009 for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA),

9:45 am – Senate Energy and Natural Resources
To examine the impacts of climate change on the reliability, security, economics and design of critical energy infrastructure in coastal regions.

10 am – Senate Environment and Public Works
To hold hearings to examine proposed legislation on mercury.

10 am – Senate Senate Committee on Finance
To hold hearings to examine cracking the code, focusing on tax reform for individuals.

10:15 am – Senate Foreign Relations
To receive a closed briefing on United States policy towards Sudan.

2:30 pm – Senate Indian Affairs
To hold an oversight hearing to examine the successes and shortfalls of Title IV of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, focusing on twenty years of self-governance.

2:30 pm – Senate Intelligence
To hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.

5 pm – House Rules
Full Committee. On the conference report to H.R. 2419 – Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act. H-313 Capitol.

Wednesday, May. 14, 2008

9:30 am – Senate Appropriations
Defense Subcommittee To hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2009 for the United States National Guard and Reserve.

9:30 am – Senate Foreign Relations
To hold hearings to examine responding to the global food crisis.

9:30 am – Joint Economic Committee
To hold hearings to examine United States credit crisis, focusing on how the federal government can prevent unnecessary systemic risk in the future.

10 am – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety Subcommittee
To hold hearings to examine plastic additives in consumer products.

10 am – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To hold hearings to examine the nomination of Paul A. Schneider, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.

10 am – House Armed Services
The full committee will mark up the following legislation: H.R. 5658 – To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2009, and for other purposes.

10 am – House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health Hearing
Discussion Draft of the "Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act" Legislation: Device and Cosmetic Safety Provisions.

10 am – House Financial Services
Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled, "Contributing Factors and International Responses to the Global Food Crisis".

10 am – House Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response
Hearing: “Advancing Public Alert and Warning Systems to Build a More Resilient Nation”

10 am – House Oversight and Government Reform
Should FDA Drug and Medical Device Regulation Bar State Liability Claims?

10 am – House Science and Technology
Water Supply Challenges for the 21st Century

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Amtrak Reauthorization

10:15 am – House Education and Labor
Markup on "H.R. 2744, Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act," and "H.R. 5876, Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2008."

10:30 am – House Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Health
Hearing on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Consumer Driven Health Care: Cost Containment or Cost-Shift?

10:30 am – Senate Aging
To hold hearings to examine the future of Alzheimer’s disease, focusing on current breakthroughs and challenges.

11 am – House Foreign Affairs
Full Committee
Markup of: H.R. ___, Merida Partnership to Combat Illicit Narcotics and Reduce Violence Authorization Act of 2008

11 am – House Natural Resources
Event: ‘Full Committee Markup’

1 pm – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Europe
Oversight Hearing: Improving America’s Security, Strengthening Transatlantic Relations: An Update on the Expansion of the Visa Waiver Program

2 pm – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
Oversight Hearing: U.S. Assistance to South Asia: Is there a strategy to go with all that money?

2 pm – House Financial Services
The Committee on Housing and Community Opportunity will hold a markup entitled, "H.R. 3397, the Lead Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2007 and H.R. 3329, the Homes for Heroes Act of 2007".

2 pm – House Administration
Subcommittee on Elections Hearing on “Election Contingency Plans: What Have We Learned and Is America Prepared?”
Event Title: Election Contingency Plans: What Have We Leared and Is America Ready?

2 pm – House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law and Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
Joint Hearing on Allegations of Selective Prosecution Part II: The Erosion of Public Confidence in Our Federal Justice System

2 pm – House Oversight and Government Reform
Management of Civil Rights Programs at USDA
Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement

2 pm – House Small Business
Subcommittee on Regulations, Health Care and Trade Hearing on “The Impact of CMS Regulations and Programs on Small Health Care Providers”

2 pm – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Impact of Consolidation on the Aviation Industry, with Focus on the Proposed Merger Between Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines

2 pm – House Energy Independence and Global Warming
Hearing: Building Green, Saving Green

2:30 pm – Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Children and Families Subcommittee To hold hearings to examine addressing the challenge of children with food allergies.
Witnesses:
Panel I
Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Panel II
Hugh A. Sampson, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and President, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, New York, NY
Donna Kosiorowski, RN, MS, and NCSN, Supervisor School Health, West Haven School District and Connecticut Director, National Association of School Nurses, Shelton, CT
Colene Birchfield, Parent, Ooltewah, TN

3 pm – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Subcommittee
To hold an oversight hearing to examine the National Archives, focusing on protecting our nation’s history for future generations.

3 pm – Senate Appropriations
Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee To hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2009 for the Federal Trade Commission.

Thursday, May. 15, 2008

9:30 am – Senate Indian Affairs
To hold hearings to examine S. 1080, to develop a program to acquire interests in land from eligible individuals within the Crow Reservation in the State of Montana, H.R. 2120, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to proclaim as reservation for the benefit of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians a parcel of land now held in trust by the United States for that Indian tribe, S. 2494, to provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for the production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam, H.R. 2963, to transfer certain land in Riverside County, California, andSan Diego County, California, from the Bureau of Land Management to the United States to be held in trust for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, and S. 531, to repeal section 10(f) of Public Law 93-531, commonly known as the "Bennett Freeze".

10 am – Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To hold hearings to examine the condition of our nation’s infrastructure, focusing on perspectives from our nation’s mayors.
Witnesses:
Honorable Michael Bloomberg , Mayor, New York, NY
Honorable R.T. Rybak , Mayor, Minneapolis, MN

10 am – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Business meeting to consider pending calendar business.

10 am – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To hold hearings to examine nuclear terrorism, focusing on providing medical care and meeting basic needs in an aftermath.

10 am – Senate Judiciary
To hold hearings to examine S. 2913, to provide a limitation on judicial remedies in copyright infringement cases involving orphan works, S. 2511, to amend the grant program for law enforcement armor vests to provide for a waiver of or reduction in the matching funds requirement in the case of fiscal hardship, S. 2565, to establish an awards mechanism to honor exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty by Federal law enforcement officers, H.R. 4056, to establish an awards mechanism to honor Federal law enforcement officers injured in the line of duty, S. 2774, to provide for the appointment of additional Federal circuit and district judges, S. 1738, to establish a Special Counsel for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction within the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, to improve the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, to increase resources for regional computer forensic labs, and to make other improvements to increase the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute predators, S. 2756, to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a permanent background check system, S. 1515, to establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network to represent domestic violence victims, S. 2942, to authorize funding for the National Advocacy Center, S. 2982, to amend the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act to authorize appropriations, and the nomination of G. Steven Agee, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

10 am – House Agriculture
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
Public Hearing To review the source of dramatic movements in commodity markets (agriculture and energy): a change in market fundamentals or influence of institutional investors?

10 am – House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing
In the Hands of Strangers: Are Nursing Home Safeguards Working?

10 am – House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health Hearing
H.R. 5998, Protecting Children’s Health Coverage Act of 2008

10 am – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment
Oversight Hearing: Our Forgotten Responsibility: What Can We Do To Help Victims of Agent Orange?

10 am – House Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans: Oversight Hearing on the Management of West Coast Salmon Fisheries

10 am – House Oversight and Government Reform
Defense Base Act Insurance: Are Taxpayers Paying Too Much?

10 am – House Small Business
Full Committee Hearing on “Food Prices and Small Businesses"

11 am – House Judiciary
Judiciary Committee Antitrust Task Force
Hearing on: H.R. 5546, the “Credit Card Fair Fee Act of 2008”

11 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Markup

2 pm – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
Oversight Hearing: U.N. Security Resolution 1325: Recognizing Women’s Vital Roles in Achieving Peace and Security

2 pm – Senate Appropriations
Business meeting to markup the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2008.

2 pm – Senate Foreign Relations
To hold hearings to examine United States-China relations in the era of globalization.

2 pm – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee
To hold hearings to examine the organizational structures of the State Department responsible for arms control, counterproliferation, and nonproliferation, focusing on the processes they have in place for optimizing national efforts, and how responsive those structures and processes are to the Executive Branch’s nonproliferation and counterproliferation polices.

2:30 pm – Senate Armed Services
Business meeting to consider pending military nominations.

2:30 pm – Senate Energy and Natural Resources
To hold hearings to examine development of oil shale resources.

2:30 pm – Senate Intelligence
To hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.

Friday, May. 16, 2008

1 pm – House Veterans’ Affairs
Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Transition Assistance Program for Guard and Reserve Forces
South Bend, Indiana

Tuesday, May. 20, 2008

TBA – House Oversight and Government Reform
EPA’s New Ozone Standards

10 am – Senate Energy and Natural Resources
To hold hearings to examine the Territorial Energy Assessment as updated pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-58).

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board Casuality Investigation Program

Wednesday, May. 21, 2008

9:15 am – Senate Foreign Relations
To hold hearings to examine treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation, done at Washington and London on June 21 and 26, 2007 (Treaty Doc.110-07), and treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Australia Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation, done at Sydney, September 5, 2007 (Treaty Doc.110-10).

9:30 am – Senate Veterans’ Affairs
To hold hearings to examine pending health care legislation.

10 am – Senate Judiciary
To hold hearings to examine the skyrocketing price of oil.

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Reauthorization of the Great Lakes Legacy Act

2 pm – House Veterans’ Affairs
Implementing the Wounded Warrior Provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008

Thursday, May. 22, 2008

10 am – House Veterans’ Affairs
Subcommittee on Health
Human Resources Challenges within the Veterans Health Administration

1 pm – House Veterans’ Affairs
Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Examining the Effectiveness of VBA Outreach Efforts

Monday, June 2, 2008

TBA – House Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Trade
Levin and Herger Announce Additional Bills on Technical Corrections to U.S. Trade Laws and Miscellaneous Duty Suspensions for Written Comments

Tuesday, Jun. 3, 2008

9:30 am – Senate Armed Services
To hold hearings to examine the acquisition of major weapons systems by the Department of Defense.

Thursday, Jun. 5, 2008

9:30 am – Senate Energy and Natural Resources
To hold hearings to examine off-highway vehicle management on public lands.

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