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The House meets at 10 a.m. to consider under suspension of the rules H. Res. 40 which would require periodic committee hearings on the topic of waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement in government programs. The House also will consider H.R. 2, SCHIP reauthorization and H.R. 384 TARP Reform and Accountability Act.

The Senate convenes at 9:30 a.m. to resume consideration of S. 22, the public lands bill. A cloture vote on S. 22 is expected to take place at 10:30 a.m.

Senate Confirmation Hearings

--Former Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-Iowa) for Secretary of Agriculture, 10 a.m. (Agriculture)
--Lisa Jackson for Administrator of the EPA (Environment), 10 a.m.
--Nancy Sutley for Chairman of the Council on Environmental Protection Agency, 10 a.m. (Environment)
--Eric Shinseki for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 10 a.m. (Veterans Affairs)

Key House Committee Hearing

The Small Business Committee holds a hearing on "The State of the Small Business Economy and Identifying Policies to Promote an Economic Recovery" at 10 a.m. Members of the business community testify.

--Sarah Lovenheim

By Washington Post editors  |  January 14, 2009; 7:10 AM ET
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