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Nomination Hearings today for Vilsack, Jackson, Sutley, Shinseki, Orszag, Nabors and LaHood

January 14th, 2009 by selise

Five more Congressional Nomination Hearings are scheduled for today: Agriculture (Vilsack), EPA (Jackson), Council on Environmental Quality (Sutley), Veterans Affairs (Shinseki), OMB (Orszag and Nabors) and Transportation (LaHood).

The CSPAN schedule has not yet been posted. Webstreaming is expected at the committee website links listed. Direct CSPAN real player links are CSPAN, CSPAN-2, CSPAN-3, CSPAN Radio.

Here is today’s schedule (see here for the week’s updated list of hearings).

Wednesday, January 14, 2008

10 am – Senate Agriculture
Nomination:

  • Gov. Thomas J. Vilsack, of Iowa, to be Secretary of Agriculture

10 am – Senate Environment and Public Works
Nominations:

  • Lisa P. Jackson to be Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Nancy Helen Sutley to be Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality

10 am – House Small Business
Open Forum on “The State of the Small Business Economy and Identifying Policies to Promote an Economic Recovery.”

10 am – House Armed Services
The committee will meet to organize for the 111th Congress.

10 am – Senate Veterans Affairs (cspan video archive)
Nomination:

  • Eric Shinseki to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Note: via dosido, IVAW will be liveblogging the Shinseki nomination hearing.

11 am – House Ways and Means
The committee will meet to organize for the 111th Congress.

2 pm – House Energy and Commerce
The committee will meet to organize for the 111th Congress.

2 pm – Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs
Nominations:

  • Peter R. Orszag to be Director, Office of Management and Budget
  • Robert L. Nabors II to be Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget

2:30 pm – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation (cspan video archive)
Nomination:

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

Note: Yesterday’s House Rules Committee Hearing reported out the following rules:

H.R. 384 TARP Reform and Accountability Act of 2009

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a rule providing for consideration of H.R. 384, the TARP Reform and Accountability Act of 2009. The rule provides for two hours of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the C ommittee on Financial Services. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 of rule XXI. The rule provides that the Committee of the Whole shall rise without motion after general debate and that no further consideration of the bill shall occur except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

H.R. 2 Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization (CHIPRA) Act of 2009

The Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2, the “Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009,” under a closed rule. The rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the bill. This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure). The rule provides one motion to recommit the bill with or without instructions.

x-posted at oxdown

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