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The Senate and House are in session. The House meets at 10:00 a.m. ET for morning debate then again at noon for legislative business, with possible consideration of the conference report on S.Con.Res. 13, Congress' final version of the fiscal 2010 budget blueprint. The Senate convenes at 10:00 a.m. and will proceed to consider Kathleen Sebelius to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. At noon, the Senate will vote on passage of S.386, as amended.


Noteworthy Senate Hearings

Senate Armed Services
(9 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the nominations of Raymond Mabus to be secretary of the Navy; Robert Work to be undersecretary of the Navy; Elizabeth King to be assistant secretary of Defense for legislative affairs; Donald Remy to be general counsel of the Department of the Army; Michael Nacht to be assistant secretary of Defense for global strategic affairs; Wallace Gregson to be assistant secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs; Jo-Ellen Darcy to be assistant secretary of the Army for civil works; and Ines Triay to be assistant secretary of Energy for environmental management. The nominees testify. 106 Dirksen.

Joint Economic
(10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Equal Pay for Equal Work? New Evidence on the Persistence of the Gender Pay Gap." 2172 Rayburn.

Senate Foreign Relations
(10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "21st Century War Powers." Former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-Ind.), president and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center; and former Secretaries of State James Baker and Warren Christoper, testify. 419 Dirksen.

Senate Environment and Public Works (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the nominations of Michelle DePass to be assistance adminstration for solid waste and emergency response; Cynthia Giles, to be assistant administrator for enforcement and compliance assurance; and Mathy Stanislaus to be assistant administrator for international affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency. The nominees testify. 406 Dirksen.

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (10 a.m.): Meets to vote on the nominations of: Ronald Sims to be deputy secretary of Housing and Urban Development Department; Peter Kovar to be assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development Department for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs; Helen Kanovsky to be general counsel at the Housing and Urban Development Department; David Stevens to be assistant secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commission, and John Trasvina, to be assistant secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity; David Cohen to be assistant secretary for terrorist financing and the Treasury Department; and Fred Hochberg to be president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. 538 Dirksen

Senate Foreign Relations (2:15 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the nomination of Harold Koh to be legal adviser to the State Department. The nominee testifies. 419 Dirksen.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (2:30 p.m.): Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Government 2.0: Advancing America into the 21st Century and a Digital Future." 342 Dirksen.

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation
(2:30 p.m.): Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Future of National Surface Transportation Policy." Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Anne Canby, president of the Surface Transportation Policy Partnership and others testify. 253 Russell.

Noteworthy House Hearings
Joint Economic (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Equal Pay for Equal Work? New Evidence on the Persistence of the Gender Pay Gap." 2172 Rayburn.


House Appropriations
(10 a.m.): Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Commerce Department. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke testifies. 2359 Rayburn.


House Rules
(1 p.m.): Meets to formulate a rule on H.R.1913, the "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009," to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes. H-313, U.S. Capitol.


House Transportation and Infrastructure
(10 a.m.): Highways and Transit Subcommittee holds a hearing on "High Priority Project Program." Witnesses TBA. 2167 Rayburn.

House Ways and Means
(2 p.m.): Social Security Subcommittee holds a hearing on progress made by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. B-318 Rayburn.

By washingtonpost.com  |  April 28, 2009; 7:22 AM ET
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