Today on the Hill
The House is not in session. The Senate will continue consideration of H.R.1, the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Senate is also full of committee hearings. Among the most noteworthy are two regarding Obama Cabinet nominations: a vote on Rep. Hilda Solis to lead the Labor department and a confirmation hearing for Leon Panetta to head the CIA. Details are below.
Key Senate Committee Hearings
Agriculture -- On "Examination of Federal Food Safety Oversight in the Wake of Peanut Products Recall," 10 a.m. Director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Stephen Sundlof is among those to testify.
Banking -- on "Pulling Back the Troubled Asset Relief Program: Oversight of the Financial Rescue Program," 10 a.m. Special inspector general for TARP Neil Barofsky and chairman of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP Elizabeth Warren are among those to testify.
Foreign Relations -- On the state of Iran's nuclear and political activities, 4:30 p.m. Leaders from the National Intelligence Council testify.
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions -- Markup to vote on the nomination of Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) for Labor secretary, 2 p.m.
Senate (Select) Intelligence -- On the nomination of Leon Panetta to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 2:30 p.m.
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