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Congressional Hearings – June 2, 2008

June 3rd, 2008 by selise

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.

10 am – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To hold hearings to examine energy market manipulation and federal enforcement regimes.

Witnesses:

  • Terrence A. Duffy, Executive Chairman, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group, Inc.
  • George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management
  • Michael Greenburger, Professor, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Mark N. Cooper, Director of Research, Consumer Federation of America
  • Lee Ann Watson, Deputy Director, Division of Investigation, Office of Enforcement, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Gerry Ramm, President, Inland Oil Company on behalf of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America

10 am – Senate Finance
Rising Costs, Low Quality in Health Care: The Necessity for Reform

2:30 pm – Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To hold hearings to examine the nominations of Neel T. Kashkari, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Christopher R. Wall, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Michael E. Fryzel, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board, Donald B. Marron, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers, Sheila McNamara Greenwood, of Louisiana, and Susan D. Peppler, of California, both to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Joseph J. Murin, of Pennsylvania, to be President, Government National Mortgage Association, Luis Aguilar, of Georgia, Troy A. Paredes, of Missouri, and Elisse Walter, of Maryland, each to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

3 pm – Senate Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
To hold hearings to examine the challenges to minority communities in Kosovo.

5 pm – House Rules
Full Committee. on H.R. 3021 – 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, and H.R. 5540 – Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Continuing Authorization Act.

Wednesday, Jun. 4, 2008

9:30 am – Senate Veterans’ Affairs
To hold an oversight hearing to examine systemic indifference to invisible wounds.

9:30 am – Senate Foreign Relations
African Affairs Subcommittee To hold hearings to examine China in Africa, focusing on the implications for the policy of the United States.

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Assuring Public Alert Systems Work

10 am – House Oversight and Government Reform
Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
Oversight of the State Department’s Antiterrorism Assistance Program

10 am – House Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans: Markup of H.R. 2964, H.R. 5350, 5451, and H.R. 5741

10 am – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
Oversight Hearing: City on the Hill or Prison on the Bay? Part III: Guantanamo – the Role of the FBI
Witness:
The Honorable Glenn A. Fine, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice

10 am – House Financial Services
Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity and the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response will hold a joint hearing entitled, "Examining the Roles and Responsibilities of HUD and FEMA in Responding to the Affordable Housing Needs of Gulf Coast States following Emergencies and Natural Disasters".

10 am – House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health Hearing
Discussion Draft of Health Information Technology and Privacy Legislation

10 am – Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
To hold hearings to examine the nominations of Walter Lukken, of Indiana, to be Chairman, and Bartholomew H. Chilton, of Delaware, and Scott O’Malia, of Michigan, each to be a Commissioner, all of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

10 am – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety Subcommittee
To hold an oversight hearing to examine passenger vehicle roof strength safety.

10 am – Senate Judiciary
To hold hearings to examine ways to improve the detainee policy, focusing on handling terrorism detainees within the American justice system.

10 am – Senate Appropriations
Defense Subcommittee To hold hearings to receive testimony from outside witnesses.

10 am – House Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response
and House Financial Services
Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
Joint Hearing entitled “Examining the Roles and Responsibilities of HUD and FEMA in Responding to the Affordable Housing Needs of Gulf Coast States following Emergencies and Natural Disasters

2 pm – House Oversight and Government Reform
Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives
Does Federal Statistical Data Adequately Serve People Living with Disabilities?

2 pm – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
Briefing: The Future of U.S.-Iraqi Relations: The Perspective of the Iraqi Parliament
Witnesses:
The Honorable Nadeem Al-Jaberi, The Council of Representatives of Iraq
The Honorable Khalaf Al-Ulayyan, The Council of Representatives of Iraq

2 pm – House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law
Hearing on: Problems with Immigration Detainee Medical Care

Thursday, Jun. 5, 2008

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

9:30 am – Senate Indian Affairs
To hold an oversight hearing to examine predatory lending in Indian country.

9:30 am – House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
Hearing on: H.R. 3652, the “Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2007”

10 am – House Veterans’ Affairs
Subcommittee on Health
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4089, H.R. 4463, H.R. 5888, H.R. 6114 and H.R. 6122

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Maintaining our Nation’s Highway and Transit Infrastructure

10 am – House Small Business
Full Committee Hearing on “The Housing Crisis – Identifying Tax Incentives to Stimulate the Economy"

10 am – House Science and Technology
The Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act: H.R. 4174

10 am – House Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources: Oversight Hearing on "How Should the Federal Government Address the Health and Environmental Risks of Coal Combustion Waste?"

10 am – House Natural Resources
Legislative Hearing: H.R. 2306 and H.R. 3699

10 am – House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health Hearing
Committee Prints on Administration Legislative Proposals
on the Animal Drug User Fee Act Amendments of 2008 and the Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act of 2008

10 am – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee
To hold hearings to examine National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reauthorization.

10 am – Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To continue hearings to examine the state of the banking industry.

10 am – Senate Finance
To hold hearings to examine the choices for small business in advance of tax reform, focusing on Internal Revenue Service Form 1040 Schedule C, Form 1065 Schedule K-1, and Schedule S.

10 am – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
Oversight Hearing: More Than Just Enrichment: Iran’s Strategic Aspirations and the Future of the Middle East

10:30 am – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
and House Judiciary
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Joint Hearing on: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Report OIG-08-18, The Removal of a Canadian Citizen to Syria
Joint Oversight Hearing: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Report OIG-08-18: The Removal of a Canadian Citizen to Syria
Witnesses:
The Honorable Richard L. Skinner, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Clark Kent Ervin, Esq., Director, Homeland Security Initiative, The Aspen Institute (Former Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

10:30 am – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration Subcommittee
To hold hearings to examine community preparedness for disasters.

2 pm – House Natural Resources
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands: Oversight Hearing on H..R. 573, H.R. 3702, H.R. 3809, H.R. 4199, H.R. 4828, and H.R. 5583

2 pm – House Oversight and Government Reform
Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement
Oversight of Federal Financial Management

2 pm – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Historic Preservation of Railroad Property and Facilities

Friday, Jun. 6, 2008

9:30 am – Joint Economic Committee
To hold hearings to examine the employment-unemployment situation for May 2008.

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Making the GSA Lease and Construction Process Effecient, Transparent, and User-friendly

10 am – House Financial Services
The Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology will hold a hearing entitled, "Examining the Administration’s Proposal to Establish a Multilateral Clean Technology Fund".

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

Monday, June 9, 2008

10:30 am – House Education and Labor
Workforce Protections Subcommittee
Field hearing on "Family-Friendly Leave Policies: Improving How Workers Balance Home and Family," scheduled at 10:30 a.m. in the Rose Y. Caracappa Legislative Auditorium, William H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY.

Tuesday, Jun. 10, 2008

9:30 am – House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Hearing
Status of the DTV Transition: 252 Days and Counting

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Financing Infrastructure Investments

2 pm – House Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans: Oversight Hearing on the Annual International Whaling Commission (IWC) Meeting that will be held in Santiago, Chile from June 23-27, 2008

2:30 pm – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee
To hold hearings to examine national strategies for efficient freight movement.

Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2008

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Air Traffic Control Facility Staffing

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Rebuilding Vessels Under the Jones Act

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

Thursday, June 12, 2008

10 am – House Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources: Oversight Hearing on "Spinning Straw Into Black Gold: Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Carbon Dioxide"

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of a Commercial Vessel

2 pm – House Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Water and Power: Oversight Hearing on "Hydropower: Providing 75% of America’s Current Renewable Energy. Exploring its role as a continued source of Clean, Renewable Energy for the Future"

2 pm – House Veterans’ Affairs
Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1197, H.R. 3008, H.R. 3070, H.R. 3795, H.R. 4274, H.R. 5155, H.R. 5448, H.R. 5454, H.R. 5709, H.R. 5954, H.R. 5985, and H.R. 6032

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Congestion Management in the New York Airspace

Thursday, Jun. 19, 2008

2 pm – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Federal Maritime Commission Management and Regulation of International Shipping

Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2008

10:30 am – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To hold hearings to examine climate change impacts on the transportation sector.

Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2008

2 pm – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Implementation of the Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement and Safety Act of 2006

Thursday, Jun. 26, 2008

9:30 am – Senate Veterans’ Affairs
Business meeting to markup pending calendar business.

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