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Both chambers are in session today. The House meets at 10 a.m. ET for legislative business, including the suspension of H.R. 1512, Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2009. The Senate convenes at 9:30 a.m. and will move into an executive session to consider Ronald Kirk to be U.S. trade representative.

The highlight of the day is the congressional testimony of AIG Chairman and CEO Edward Liddy before the House Financial Services Committee at 10 a.m.

Noteworthy Senate Hearings
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the nomination of former Gov. Gary Locke (D-Wash.), to be Commerce secretary. The nominee testifies. 253 Russell.

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (2:30 p.m.): Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Lessons Learned in Risk Management Oversight at Federal Financial Regulators." 538 Dirksen.

Senate Finance (2:30 p.m.): Health Care Subcommittee holds a hearing on "What is Health Care Quality and Who Decides?" focusing on health care quality reform. 215 Dirksen.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (2:30 p.m.): Disaster Recovery Subcommittee holds a hearing on "A New Way Home: Findings from the Disaster Recovery Subcommittee Special Report and Working with the New Administration on a Way Forward." 342 Dirksen.

Senate Armed Services (2:45 p.m.): Personnel Subcommittee holds a hearing on incidence of suicides of U.S. service members and initiatives within the Defense Department to prevent military suicides. 216 Hart.

Noteworthy House Committee Hearings
House Transportation and Infrastructure (10 a.m.): Aviation Subcommittee holds a hearing on "ATC (air traffic control) Modernization and NextGen: Near-Term Achievable Goals." 2167 Rayburn.

House Financial Services (10 a.m.): Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee holds a hearing on "America International Group's (AIG) Impact on the Global Economy: Before, During, and After Federal Intervention." AIG Chairman and CEO Edward Liddy testifies. 2128 Rayburn.

House Small Business (1 p.m.): Holds a hearing on "The President's FY2010 Budget and Medicare: How Will Small Providers be Impacted?" 2360 Rayburn.

House Homeland Security (2 p.m.): Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee holds a hearing on "100 Percent Air Cargo Screening: Can We Secure America's Skies?" 311 Cannon.

House Budget (2 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the Defense Department's FY2010 budget. 210 Cannon.

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 18, 2009; 6:35 AM ET
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