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Hearing List for Wednesday, January 28, 2009

January 28th, 2009 by selise

Today Al Gore comes to the hill to testify before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations committee on "Addressing Global Climate Change: The Road to Copenhagen." For recent news on the climate crisis don’t miss Kirk’s post: Old King Coal Indeed: Global Warming Could Last “1,000 Years”

Below is a list of today’s Congressional Committee hearings (or see complete list). Live streaming is expected at committee websites (see links below) and CSPAN (schedule). Direct realplayer links are: CSPAN, CSPAN-2, CSPAN-3, CSPAN Radio.

9:30 am – Senate Veterans’ Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine veteran’s disability compensation, focusing on the appeals process.

9:30 am – Senate Foreign Relations
Business meeting to consider the nominations of James B. Steinberg, to be Deputy Secretary, and Jacob J. Lew, to be Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources, both of the Department of State.

10 am – Senate Foreign Relations
Addressing Global Climate Change: The Road to Copenhagen


  • The Honorable Albert A. Gore, Jr, Former Vice President of the United States, Nashville, TN

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

10 am – House Transportation and Infrastructure
Freight and Passenger Rail: Present and Future Roles, Performance, Benefits, and Needs


  • Joseph Boardman, President and CEO, Amtrak

10 am – Senate Budget
Hearings to examine federal response to the housing and financial crisis.


  • Dr. Douglas W. Elmendorf — Director Designate, Congressional Budget Office

10 am – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine lessons from the Mumbai, India terrorist attacks, Part II.

10 am – House Armed Services
The Military Personnel Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on Sexual Assault in the Military: Victim Support and Advocacy.


  • Dr. Kaye Whitley, Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, Department of Defense
  • Ms. Suzanne Brown-McBride, Executive Director, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

10 am – House Foreign Affairs
Organizational Meeting

10 am – House Science and Technology
Organizational Meeting

11 am – House Agriculture
Organizational Meeting

1 pm – House Small Business
Open organizational meeting.

2:30 pm – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
The Impact of the Economic Crisis on the U.S. Postal Service

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