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The Senate convenes at 10:30 a.m. ET to resume consideration of amendments to H.R.1, the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Amendment votes are scheduled throughout the day. The House will meet briefly at 10 a.m., then recess before hearing an address by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at 11 a.m.

Noteworthy Senate Hearings:

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (9 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Where Were the Watchdogs? Systemic Risk and the Breakdown of Financial Governance."

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (9:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Improving Nutrition for America's Children in Difficult Economic Times."

Senate Finance (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "The President's FY2010 Budget Proposal: Part I." Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies.

Noteworthy House Hearings:

House (Select) Energy Independence and Global Warming (9:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Preparing for Copenhagen: How Developing Countries Are Fighting Climate Change."

House Energy and Commerce (10 a.m.): Meets to markup the "Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act."

House Oversight and Government Reform (10 a.m.): National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Afghanistan and Pakistan: Understanding a Complex Threat Environment."

House Ways and Means (2 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the president's FY2010 budget. Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag testifies.

House Financial Services (2:30 p.m.): Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Oversight: Is TARP Working for Main Street?"

By  |  March 4, 2009; 7:45 AM ET
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