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The House is in session and meets at 10 a.m. ET for legislative business. Of note, the House will debate the Water Quality Investment Act of 2009 and its ten amendments.The Senate convenes at 11 a.m. and will resume consideration of the nominations of David Ogden as deputy attorney general and Thomas Perrelli, to be associate attorney general. Following debate on both, the Senate will conduct roll call votes on the nominations.

Noteworthy Senate Hearings

Senate Finance (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Workforce Issues in Health Care Reform: Assessing the Present and Preparing for the Future. During the hearing, a vote will occur on the nomination of Ron Kirk to be U.S. Trade Representative will occur at some point during the hearing. 215 Dirksen.

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Climate Science - Empowering Our Response to Climate Change Science." 253 Russell.

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Sustainable Transportation Solutions: Investing in Transit to Meet 21st Century Challenges." 538 Dirksen.

Senate Budget (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "The President's FY2010 Budget and Revenue Proposals." Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies. 608 Dirksen.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources (2:30 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the nomination of David Hayes to be deputy secretary of the Interior Department. The nominee testifies. 366 Dirksen.

Senate Judiciary (10 a.m.): Meets to markup S.49, the "Public Corruption Prosecution Improvements Act.' 226 Dirksen.

Noteworthy House Committee Hearings

House Foreign Affairs (10:30 a.m.): Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee holds a hearing on "U.S. Foreign Economic Policy in the Global Crisis." 2172 Rayburn.

House Budget (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the "Education Department FY2010 Budget." Education Secretary Arne Duncan testifies. 210 Cannon.

House Appropriations (10 a.m.): Homeland Security Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Securing the Nation's Rail and Transit System." 2362-A Rayburn .

House Appropriations (10 a.m.): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Transportation Challenges of Rural America." 2358-A Rayburn.

House Financial Services (10 a.m.): International Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Iran Sanctions Enabling Act of 2009." 2220 Rayburn.

House Homeland Security (10 a.m.): Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Border Violence: An Examination of DHS (Homeland Security Department) Strategies and Resources. 311 Cannon.

By  |  March 12, 2009; 7:15 AM ET
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