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The Senate convenes at 11 a.m. ET and will eventually move to an executive session to consider the nomination of Peter Ogden to be deputy attorney general. The House is in session meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Seven bills, including the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, are under suspension.

Noteworthy Senate Committee Hearings

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (9:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Violent Islamist Extremism: al-Shabaab Recruitment in America." 342 Dirksen.

Senate Rules and Administration (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Voter Registration: Assessing Current Problems." 301 Russell.

Senate Judiciary (10 a.m.): Senate Judiciary Committee Constitution Subcommittee and House Judiciary Committee Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee hold a joint hearing on "S.J.Res.7 and H.J.Res.21: A Constitutional Amendment Concerning Senate Vacancies." 216 Hart.

Senate Budget (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "The President's FY2010 Budget for the Energy Department." Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies. 608 Dirksen.

Joint Economic (10:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) accountability and oversight. 106 Dirksen.

Noteworthy House Committee Hearings

House Financial Services (9:30 a.m.): Meets to markup S.383, to provide for a special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program; and the views and estimates of the Committee on Financial Services on matters to be set forth in the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY2010. 2128 Rayburn.

House Armed Services (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on security challenges arising from the global financial crisis. 2118 Rayburn.

House Oversight and Government Reform (10 a.m.): Domestic Policy Subcommittee holds a hearing on "TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) Oversight: Assessing Treasury's Efforts to Prevent Waste and Abuse of Taxpayer Funds." 2154 Rayburn.

House Judiciary (10 a.m.): Senate Judiciary Committee Constitution Subcommittee and House Judiciary Committee Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee hold a joint hearing on "S.J.Res.7 and H.J.Res.21: A Constitutional Amendment Concerning Senate Vacancies." 216 Hart.

House Appropriations (10 a.m.): Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Actions Relating to the Financial Crisis." SEC Chairman Mary Shapiro testifies. 2220 Rayburn.

House Energy and Commerce (10 a.m.): Health Subcommittee holds a hearing on "How Do You Fix Our Ailing Food Safety System?" 2123 Rayburn.

Joint Economic (10:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) accountability and oversight. 106 Dirksen.

House Science and Technology (10 a.m.): Energy and Environment Subcommittee holds a hearing on "FutureGen and the Department of Energy's Advanced Coal Programs." 2318 Rayburn.

House Ways and Means (10:30 a.m.): Meets to consider the committee's Views and Estimates Letter to Budget Committee; and hearing on "Health Reform in the 21st Century: Expanding Coverage, Improving Quality and Controlling Costs." 1100 Longworth.

House Budget (10:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing to receive testimony from members of Congress on their principal interests regarding the FY2010 Budget Resolution. 210 Cannon.

House Appropriations (1:30 p.m.): Defense Subcommittee closed hearing on "Army and Marine Corps Readiness." H-140, U.S. Capitol.

House Financial Services (2:30 p.m.): Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Mortgage Lending Reform: A Comprehensive Review of the American Mortgage System." 2128 Rayburn.

House Armed Services (3:30 p.m.): Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Tracking and Disrupting Terrorist Financial Networks: A Potential Model for Inter-agency Success?" 2118 Rayburn.

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 11, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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