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The Senate and House are in session today. The Senate convenes at 10 a.m. ET to resume consideration of S.Con.Res. 13, the concurrent budget resolution. The House will meet at 10:30 a.m. to eventually consider Senate amendments to H.R. 1388, the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act.

Noteworthy Senate Hearings

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (9:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Beyond Federal School Meal Programs: Reforming Nutrition for Kids in Schools." 328-A Russell

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the nomination of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.), to be secretary of Health and Human Services. The nominee testifies. 216 Hart.

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (10 a.m.): Meets to markup S.414, to amend the Consumer Credit Protection Act, to ban abusive credit practices, enhance consumer disclosures, protect underage consumers. 538 Dirksen.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (10 a.m.): Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Stability through Scandal: A Review of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer." Natwar Gandhi, CFO, Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia; and Charles Willoughby, inspector general, Office of the Inspector General for the District of Columbia, testify. 342 Dirksen.

Senate Finance (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) Oversight: A Six Month Update." Neil Barofsky, special inspector general for the TARP program; Elizabeth Warren, chairman of the Congressional Oversight Panel; and acting U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, of the Government Accountability Office, testify. 215 Dirksen.

Senate Foreign Relations (2:15 p.m.): Meets to markup S.384, to authorize appropriations for FY2010 through FY2014 to provide assistance to foreign countries to promote food security, to stimulate rural economies, and to improve emergency response to food crises. S-116, U.S. Capitol.

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (2:30 p.m.): Economic Policy Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Lessons from the New Deal." 538 Dirksen.

Senate Foreign Relations (2:45 p.m.): Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs Subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Return and Resettlement of Displaced Iraqis.". 419 Dirksen.

Noteworthy House Hearings

House Oversight and Government Reform (10 a.m.): National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Hearing on Afghanistan and Pakistan: Understanding and Engaging Regional Stakeholders. 2154 Rayburn .

House Education and Labor (10 a.m.): Workforce Protections Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Green Jobs and their Role in our Economic Recovery." 2175 Rayburn.

House Appropriations (10 a.m.): Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz testifies. 2358-A Rayburn.

House Appropriations (10 a.m.): Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA." Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testifies. 2362-A Rayburn.

House Appropriations (10 a.m.): Homeland Security Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Rail and Transit Security, Aviation Security Efficiency. 2362-B Rayburn.

House Rules (3 p.m.): Meets to formulate a rule on H.R.1664, to amend the executive compensation provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to prohibit unreasonable and excessive compensation and compensation not based on performance standards." H-313, U.S. Capitol.

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 31, 2009; 7:30 AM ET
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