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The House and Senate are in session today. The Senate convenes at 10 a.m. ET and will eventually resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.146, the vehicle for the Omnibus Lands bill.The House meets at 10:30 a.m. for an hour of morning debate, then meet again at noon for legislative business.

Noteworthy Senate Hearings
Senate Finance (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Tax Issues Related to Ponzi Schemes and an Update on Offshore Tax Evasion Legislation." Douglas Shulman, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service testify. 215 Dirksen.

Senate Armed Services (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the United States Southern Command, United States Northern Command, United States Africa Command, and United States Transportation Command. Navy Adm. James Stavridis, commander of the United States Southern Command. 216 Hart.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on energy development on public lands and the outer Continental Shelf. 366 Dirksen.

Senate Judiciary (10:30 a.m.): Crime and Drugs Subcommittee and Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hold a joint hearing on "Law Enforcement Responses to Mexican Drug Cartels. 226 Dirksen.

Noteworthy House Committee Hearings

House Science and Technology (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "New Directions for Energy Research and Development at Energy Department." Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies. 2318 Rayburn .

House Financial Services (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Perspectives on Regulation of Systemic Risk in the Financial Services Industry. 2128 Rayburn.

House Appropriations (10 a.m.): Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on the "Status of Climate Change Science." H-309, U.S. Capitol.

House Budget (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Budgeting for Transportation: Financing Investments in Highways and Mass Transit. 210 Cannon.

House Homeland Security (10 a.m.): Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response Subcommittee holds a hearing on "PKEMRA (Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act) Implementation: An Examination of FEMA's (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Preparedness and Response Mission." 311 Cannon.

House Judiciary (2 p.m.): Courts and Competition Policy Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Too Big to Fail?: The Role of Antitrust Law in Government-Funded Consolidation in the Banking Industry. 2141 Rayburn.

House Rules (2:30 p.m.): Meets to formulate a rule on H.R.1388, the "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act." H-313, U.S. Capitol.

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 16, 2009; 3:38 PM ET
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I would like to see Congress meeting about foreign policy affairs. Foreign policy is a key development that will help the U.S. with homeland security and even our economy. There are 963 million people that go to sleep hungry every day and 25,000 that die due to hunger and malnutrition, according to the borgen project (www.borgenproject.org). There is a bill that is being introduced into the Senate soon called the Global Food Security Act (S 384). I hope that Congress will see the need to make a change and vote yes for this bill.

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