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Both chambers of Congress are in session today. The Senate meets at 9:30 to resume debate on the D.C. Voting Rights Act. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies at 10 a.m. in front of the House Homeland Security Committee.

Noteworthy Senate Committee Hearings

Armed Services, 9:30 a.m. -- Holds a closed briefing on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Environment and Public Works, 10 a.m. ET -- A review of the latest science to track and research global warming.

Finance, 10 a.m. ET -- Holds a hearing on "Scoring Health Care Reform." Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies.

Noteworthy House Committee Hearings

Appropriations, 9:30 a.m. ET -- State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Building a 21st Century Workforce."

Armed Services, 1 p.m. ET -- Strategic Forces Subcommittee holds a hearing on the future of missile defense testing.

Education and Labor, 10 a.m. ET -- Holds a hearing on "Improving America's Commitment to Service and Volunteerism."

Energy Independent and Global Warming, 9:30 a.m. ET -- Holds a hearing on smart grid technology.

Financial Services, 10 a.m. ET -- Holds a hearing on "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy." Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies.

Judiciary, 2 p.m. ET -- Meets to markup H.R.157, the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009.

Natural Resources, 10 a.m. ET -- Holds a hearing on "Offshore Drilling: Industrial Perspectives." Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas); Marvin Odum, president of the Shell Oil Company; Lamar McKay, chairman and president of BP America, Inc. and more testify.

Transportation and Infrastructure, 10 a.m. ET -- Holds a hearing on "Post-Katrina Disaster Response and Recovery: Evaluating FEMA's Continuing Efforts in the Gulf Coast and Response to Recent Disasters." Acting Deputy FEMA Administrator David Garratt, James Stark and more to testify.

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 25, 2009; 12:06 AM ET
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