Today on the Hill
Both the House and Senate are in session today. The Senate convenes at 10 a.m. ET. After morning business, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.386, the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act. The House meets at 10 a.m., with last votes predicted to fall between 4 and 5 p.m. Several cabinet members, including Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Sec. of Energy Steven Chu, and General David Petraeus will testify before various House Committees. See below for details.
Noteworthy Senate Hearings
Senate Armed Services (9:30 a.m.): Strategic Forces Subcommittee holds a hearing on environmental management stimulus funding. Acting Assistant Energy Secretary for Environmental Management Ines Triay testifies. 222 Russell.
Senate Foreign Relations (9:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Global Climate Change: U.S. Leadership for a New Global Agreement." Todd Stern, special envoy for climate change at the State Department; Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE; Ned Helme, president of the Center for Clean Air Policy; and Paul Camuti, president and CEO of Siemens Corporate Research, testify. 419 Dirksen.
Senate Armed Services (10 a.m.): Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee holds a hearing on the current readiness of U.S. ground forces. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, vice chief of staff of the Army; and Gen. James Amos, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, testify. 232-A Russell.
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the following nominations: Craig Fugate to be administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency; and John Morton to be assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Homeland Security Department. The nominees testify. 342 Dirksen.
Senate Veterans' Affairs (2:30 p.m.): Holds a hearing on pending health related legislation. 418 Russell.
Senate Foreign Relations (2:30 p.m.): European Affairs Subcommittee holds a hearing on the nominations of Susan Burk to be special representative of the president to the State Department; and Ivo Daalder, to be U.S. permanent representative to the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The nominees testify. 419 Dirksen.
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (3 p.m.): Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Subcommittee holds a hearing titled, "Eliminating Waste and Fraud in Medicare and Medicaid. 342 Dirksen.
Noteworthy House Committee Hearings
House Energy and Commerce (9:30 a.m.): Energy and Environment Subcommittee holds a hearing on "The American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009, Day Two." Energy Secretary Stephen Chu; Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; and Environmental Protection Agency Administration Lisa Jackson; Charles Holliday, chairman of DuPont; Red Cavaney, senior vice president of government and public affairs for ConocoPhillips; Jim Rogers, chairman, president, and CEO of Duke Energy Corp.; Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council; et al testify. 2123 Rayburn.
House Financial Services (9:30 a.m.): Meets to markup H.R.527, the "Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2009." 2128 Rayburn.
House Foreign Affairs (9:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "New Beginnings: Foreign Policy Priorities in the Obama Administration." Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies. 2172 Rayburn.
House Oversight and Government Reform (10 a.m.): Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Public Service in the 21st Century: An Examination of the State of the Federal Workforce." 2154 Rayburn.
House Energy and Commerce (10 a.m.): Health Subcommittee holds a hearing on H.R.847, the "James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2009." 2322 Rayburn.
House Appropriations (10 a.m.): Defense Subcommittee closed hearing on the supplemental request for the U.S. Central Command. Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the U.S. Central Command, testifies. The Capitol, room H-140.
House Appropriations (1 p.m.): Legislative Branch Subcommittee holds a hearing on the budget for the Capitol Police and the Government Printing Office (GPO). Capitol Policy Chief Phillip Morse; Assistant Capitol Police Chief Daniel Nichols; and Government Printing Office Public Printer Robert Tapella, testify. The Capitol, room H-144.
House Small Business (1 p.m.): Holds a hearing on "The Importance of Technology in an Economic Recovery." 2360 Rayburn.
House Transportation and Infrastructure (2 p.m.): Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee hearing non "Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Program." 2167 Rayburn.
House (Select) Intelligence (2:30 p.m.): Intelligence Community Management Subcommittee closed briefing on "Global Climate Change." Capitol Visitors Center,room HVC-304.
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