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Hearing List for Wednesday, January 21, 2009

January 21st, 2009 by selise

Hearings scheduled for today include nomination hearings for Geithner for Secretary of the Treasury and LaHood for Secretary of Transportation are today, as well as the Senate Budget committee on fiscal challenges and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee on the financial crisis and the breakdown of financial governance. (week’s complete list)

10 am – Senate Budget
Hearing on Addressing Short- and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

  • Hon. Alice M. Rivlin, Director, Greater Washington Research, The Brookings Institution
  • Dr. Robert D. Reischauer, President, Urban Institute
  • Dr. Rudolph G. Penner, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

10 am – Senate Finance
Nomination:

  • Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury

10 am – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine the financial crisis and the breakdown of financial governance.

10 am – Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Organizational business meeting to consider committee’s rules of procedure for the 111th Congress, and any pending nominations.

Note: postponed

10 am – Senate Judiciary
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Eric H. Holder Jr. to be Attorney General of the United States

12 noon – House Appropriations
Markup of legislation on American recovery and reinvestment.

1:30 pm – House Energy and Commerce
Full Committee. Markup of H.R. ____- Digital Television Transition Extension Act.

2 pm – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearing: Where Were the Watchdogs? The Financial Crisis and the Breakdown of Financial Governance

Witnesses:

  • Gene L. Dodaro , Acting Comptroller General , U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Howell E. Jackson , James S. Reid Jr. Professor of Law , Harvard Law School
  • Steven M. Davidoff , Professor of Law , University of Connecticut School of Law

2 pm – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation
Nomination:

  • Representative Ray LaHood to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Note: this hearing was postponed from 1/14/2009

2:30 pm – Senate Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider the nomination of Susan E. Rice to be Representative to the United Nations.

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Live streaming expected at committee websites and CSPAN (direct real player links: CSPAN, CSPAN-2, CSPAN-3, CSPAN Radio).

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