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Hearing List for week of June 9, 2008

June 9th, 2008 by selise

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.

5 pm – House Rules
H.R. 6003 – Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act.

Tuesday, Jun. 10, 2008

9 am – House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law
Hearing on Electronic Employment Verification Systems: Needed Safeguards to Protect Privacy and Prevent Misuse

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

*** 9:30 am – Senate Judiciary
“Coercive Interrogation Techniques: Do They Work, Are They Reliable, and What Did the FBI Know About Them?”
Panel I:
The Honorable Glenn A. Fine, Inspector General, Department of Justice
Valerie Caproni, General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Panel II:
Jack Cloonan, Former FBI Special Agent
Philippe Sands QC, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre of International Courts and Tribunals, University College London
Philip B. Heymann, James Barr Ames Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

10 am – House Financial Services
The Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises will hold a hearing entitled, "H.R. 5840, the Insurance Information Act of 2008".

10 am – House Energy and Commerce
Safety of Phthalates and Bisphenol-A in Everyday Consumer Products
Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection Hearing

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Financing Infrastructure Investments

10 am – Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To continue hearings to examine U.S. credit markets, focusing on the securities underwriting practices at investment banks.

10 am – Senate Finance
To hold hearings to examine issues relative to the 47 million Americans without healthcare insurance, focusing on the current health care marketplace

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 Oversight and Government Reform
Examining Grantmaking Practices at the Department of Justice
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

10 am – House Science and Techology
Hybrid Technologies for Medium- to Heavy-Duty Commercial Trucks

10 am – House Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Health
Addressing Disparities in Health and Healthcare: Issues for Reform

11 am – House Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Insular Affairs
Oversight Hearing on the "Implementation of the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 between the United States and the Federated States of Micronesia"

1 pm – House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
Hearing on Addressing Gangs: What’s Effective? What’s Not?

2 pm – House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
Hearing on H.R. 6126, the “Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2008”

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 pm – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
Oversight Hearing:
Diplomatic Assurances and Rendition to Torture: The Perspective of the State Department’s Legal Adviser
Witness:
The Honorable John B. Bellinger, III, Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State

2 pm – House Oversight and Government Reform
An Examination of Federal Employment Practices/Policies n Hiring Ex-offenders
Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia

2 pm – House Oversight and Government Reform
Oversight of U.S. Efforts to Train and Equip Police and Enhance the Justice System in Afghanistan
Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs

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.

4 pm – House Rules
H.R. 6063 – The “National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008”

Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2008

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – Homeland Security

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – Interior & the Environment

9:30 am – Senate Foreign Relations
To hold hearings to examine sovereign wealth funds, focusing on foreign policy consequences in an era of new money.
Witnesses:
Dr. Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor, Law and Economics, Columbia University, Senior Fellow, International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
Dr. Daniel W. Drezner, Professor of International Politics, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Mr. David Marchick, Managing Director and Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, The Carlyle Group

9:30 am – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
Oversight Hearing: Release and Review of the Subcommittee Report: “The Decline in America’s Reputation: Why?”
Witnesses:
Esther Brimmer, Deputy Director and Director of Research for the Center for Transatlantic Relations, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Scott W. Hibbard, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, DePaul University
John Tirman, Principal Research Scientist and Executive Director, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Frum, Esq., Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

9:30 am – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
Markup of: Subcommittee Report on “The Decline in America’s Reputation: Why?”

10 am – House Energy Independence and Global Warming
The Future of Oil: Peak Prices, Peak Production, Piqued Consumers
Witnesses:
Guy Caruso, Administrator, Energy Information Administration
Adam Sieminski, Chief Energy Economist, Deutsche Bank
Amy Myers Jaffe, Energy Studies Fellow at the James Baker Institute for Public Policy
Athan Manuel, Director of Land Protection Programs, Sierra Club

10 am – House Financial Services
The Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled, "H.R. 6078, the Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act of 2008"

10 am – Senate Judiciary
To hold hearings to examine short-change for consumers and short-shrift for Congress, focusing on the Supreme Court’s treatment of laws that protect Americans health, safety, jobs, and retirement.

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

10 am – House Education and Labor
Hearing on "H.R. 2343, Education Begins at Home Act,"

10 am – House Oversight and Government Reform
2010 Census: Assessing the Census Bureau’s Progress
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

10 am – House Veterans’ Affairs
Markup of H.R. 2818 (as amended), and H.R. 2192 (as amended)

11 am – House Natural Resources
Full Committee Markup

2 pm – House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property
Hearing on H.R. 4789, the "Performance Rights Act"

2 pm – Senate Judiciary
To hold hearings to examine the nominations of Paul G. Gardephe, and Cathy Seibel, both to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Kiyo A. Matsumoto, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, and Glenn T. Suddaby, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York.

2 pm – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Oversight Hearing: The New Challenge: China and the Western Hemisphere

3 pm – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To hold hearings to examine the impact and policy implications of spyware on consumers and businesses.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – Military Construction & Veterans Affairs

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – Commerce, Justice, & Science

9:30 am – House Foreign Affairs
Full Committee
Oversight Hearing: Russia, Iran, and Nuclear Weapons: Implications of the Proposed U.S.-Russia Agreement

***10 am – House Oversight and Government Reform
Business Meeting to mark up a report on the Committee’s investigation of contacts between the White House and former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. (Documents and Links)

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

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.

10 am – Senate Finance
To hold an oversight hearing to examine the United States Trade Preference programs.

10 am – Senate Judiciary
Business meeting to consider S. 2979, to exempt the African National Congress from treatment as a terrorist organization, H.R. 5690, to remove the African National Congress from treatment as a terrorist organization for certain acts or events, provide relief for certain members of the African National Congress regarding admissibility, S. 2892, to promote the prosecution and enforcement of frauds against the United States by suspending the statute of limitations during times when Congress has authorized the use of military force, H.R. 3480, to direct the United States Sentencing Commission to assure appropriate punishment enhancements for those involved in receiving stolen property where that property consists of grave markers of veterans, S. 1211, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide enhanced penalties for marketing controlled substances to minors, S.Res. 576, designating August 2008 as "Digital Television Transition Awareness Month", and the nominations of Helene N. White, of Michigan, and Raymond M. Kethledge, of Michigan, each to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, and Stephen Joseph Murphy III, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

10 am – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee
To hold hearings to examine supply chain security, focusing on the secure freight initiative and the implementation of 100 percent scanning.

10 am – Joint Economic Committee
To hold hearings to examine the future costs of funding the war in Iraq.

10 am – House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing
American Lives Still at Risk: When Will FDA’s Food Protection Plan Be Fully Funded and Implemented?

10 am – House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials Hearing
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5533, the Chemical Facilities Act of 2008, and H.R. 5577, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2008

10 am – House Judiciary
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Hearing on the Enforcement of the Fair Housing Act of 1968

10 am – House Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Insular Affairs
Oversight Hearing on the "Implementation of the Compact of Free Association between the United States and the Republic of Palau"

10 am – House Science and Techology
Toxic Communities:  How EPA’s IRIS Program Fails the Public

11 am – House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law
Hearing on the Need for Green Cards for Highly Skilled Workers

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

2:15 pm – Senate Energy and Natural Resources
To hold an oversight hearing to examine the relationship between United States fuels policy and food prices.

2:30 pm – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Subcommittee To hold hearings to examine addressing the United States-Pakistan strategic relationship.

2:30 pm – Senate Foreign Relations
To hold hearings to examine energy from Central Asia to Europe, focusing on oil, oligarchs, and opportunity.
Witnesses:
Panel 1:
The Honorable Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor and Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Panel 2:
Dr. Leon Fuerth, Research Professor, The Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Ms. Zeyno Baran, Director, Center for Eurasian Policy, Hudson Institute
Mr. Roman Kupchinsky, Partner, AZEast Group.

2 pm – House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment
Oversight Hearing: U.S.-Japan Relations: An Overview

Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2008

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – Financial Services

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – Energy & Water

2:30 pm – Senate Energy and Natural Resources
National Parks Subcommittee To hold hearings to examine S. 1774, to designate the John Krebs Wilderness in the State of California, to add certain land to the Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park Wilderness, S. 2255, to amend the National Trails System Act to provide for studies of the Chisholm Trail and Great Western Trail to determine whether to add the trails to the National Trails System, S. 2359, to establish the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission, S. 2943, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, S. 3017, to designate the Beaver Basin Wilderness at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, S. 3010, to reauthorize the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, S. 3045, to establish the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Forest Heritage Area in the State of Alaska, and H.R. 1143, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands in Virgin Islands National Park.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

House Appropriations
Full Committee Consideration – Subcommittee Allocations/302(b)s

House Appropriations
Full Committee Markup – Homeland Security

House Appropriations
Full Committee Markup – Interior & the Environment

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

10 am – Senate Rules and Administration
To hold hearings to examine improving energy efficiency, focusing on increasing the use of renewable sources of energy, and reducing the carbon footprint of the Capitol complex.

2 pm – Senate Energy and Natural Resources
To hold hearings to examine the preparedness of federal land management agencies for the 2008 wildfire season.

Thursday, Jun. 19, 2008

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – Labor, Health, & Education

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – Agriculture

House Appropriations
Full Committee Markup – Military Construction & Veterans Affairs

House Appropriations
Full Committee Markup – Commerce, Justice, & Science

10 am – Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee To hold hearings to examine cruise ship safety, focusing on potential steps for keeping Americans safe at sea.

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

Friday, Jun. 20, 2008

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – Transportation & Housing

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – Legislative Branch

Monday, Jun. 23, 2008

11 am – House Energy and Commerce
Energy Speculation: Is Greater Regulation Necessary to
Stop Price Manipulation? – Part II
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing

Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2008

House Appropriations
Full Committee Markup – Energy & Water

House Appropriations
Full Committee Markup – Financial Services

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

2 pm – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Comprehensive Watershed Management Planning

Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2008

House Appropriations
Full Committee Markup – Labor, Health, & Education

House Appropriations
Full Committee Markup – Agriculture

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

Thursday, Jun. 26, 2008

House Appropriations
Full Committee Markup – Transportation & Housing

House Appropriations
Full Committee Markup – Legislative Branch

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

tba – House Oversight and Government Reform
Hearing on FEMA’s Toxic Trailers
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – Defense

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – State & Foreign Operations

Wednesday, July 23, 2008
House Appropriations
Full Committee Markup – Defense

House Appropriations
Full Committee Markup – State & Foreign Operations

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