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Hearing List for Tuesday, February 10, 2009

February 10th, 2009 by selise

The big hearings today are Ben Bernanke at the House Financial Services committee, and Timothy Geithner at the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committee. My apologies for being a little late with today’s list. The full week’s list should be up later today.

Live streaming is expected at most committee websites (see links below) and CSPAN (schedule). Direct realplayer links are: CSPAN, CSPAN-2, CSPAN-3, CSPAN Radio.

10 am – House Energy and Commerce
Organizational meeting

1 pm – House Financial Services
Hearing: "An Examination of the Extraordinary Efforts by the Federal Reserve Bank to Provide Liquidity in the Current Financial Crisis:


  • Ben Bernanke, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

4:30 pm – House Rules
On S.22 – Omnibus Public Land Management Act.

10 am – Senate Budget
Key Issues and Budget Options for Health Reform


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

10 am – Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine renewable electricity standards proposal.

  • Dr. Ralph Izzo , Public Service Enterprise Group
  • Mr. Don Furman , Senior Vice President for Business Development, Transmission and Policy, Iberdrola Renewables, Inc.
  • The Honorable David Wright , Commissioner, Representing SEARUC
  • Mr. Scott Jones , Executive Vice President, Forest Landowners Association
  • Dr. Lester Lave , Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

10 am – Senate Judiciary
Nomination Hearings:

  • Elena Kagan, of Massachusetts, to be Solicitor General of the United States, Department of Justice
  • Thomas John Perrelli, of Virginia, to be Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice.

2:30 pm – Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Business meeting to consider the nominations of Austan Dean Goolsbee, of Illinois, and Cecilia Elena Rouse, of California, both to be Members of the Council of Economic Advisers; and an original resolution authorizing expenditures for committee operations, committee’s rules of procedure for the 111th Congress, and subcommittee assignments; to be followed by an oversight hearing to examine the financial rescue program, focusing on a new plan for the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP).


  • Honorable Timothy Geithner , Secretary, United States Department of the Treasury

2:30 pm – Senate Foreign Relations
To receive a closed briefing on North Korea.

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