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The Senate convenes at 10:30 a.m. ET to resume consideration of H.R.1, the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Roll call votes are expected in the afternoon.

The House meets at 10 a.m. to address legislative business.

Noteworthy Senate Hearing
Banking -- On "Modernizing the U.S. Financial Regulatory System" at 3 p.m. Paul Volcker, chairman of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board and former Federal Reserve Board chairman is among those to testify.

Noteworthy House Hearing
Budget -- On "Long-term Sustainability of Current Defense Plans." Michael Gilmore, the assistant director for national security at the Congressional Budget Office is among the policy experts testify.

By Washington Post editors  |  February 4, 2009; 6:30 AM ET
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The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.

$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$550 billion: U.S. Defense budget

Posted by: atsegga | February 4, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

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