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The House meets at 10:00 am ET to resume debate S. Con. Res. 13, the concurrent resolution on the budget, on Wednesday. The Senate convenes at 9:30 a.m. and will take up statutory debate on S. Con. Res. 13, with debate limited to 10 hours at the most. The Senate will proceed to the conference report once the House votes on the measure. The Senate's final vote could come as late as 11:15 p.m.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Acting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Richard Besser testify before the Senate Homeland security and Governmental Affairs Committee on the swine flu.

Noteworthy Senate Hearings

Senate Foreign Relations (9:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the nominations of Johnnie Carson to be assistant secretary of State for African affairs; and Luis de Baca to be director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking. The nominees testify. 419 Dirksen.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Swine Flu: Coordinating the Federal Response." Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; and Acting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Richard Besser, testify. 342 Dirksen.
Senate Judiciary (2 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the nominations of Andre Davis, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; Thomas Perez, to be assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division; and David Hamilton, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit. The nominees testify. 226 Dirksen.

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (3 p.m.): Holds a hearing on "The Swine Flu Epidemic: The Public Health and Medical Response." Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testify. 430 Dirksen.

Noteworthy House Hearings

House Appropriations
(10 a.m.): Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps testifies. B-308 Rayburn.

House Appropriations
(10 a.m.): Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Acting NASA Administrator Christopher Scolese, testifies. 2359 Rayburn.

House Armed Services (1 p.m.): Holds a hearing on "Effective Counterinsurgency: The Administration's Perspective on the Future of the U.S.-Pakistan Military Partnership." Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy; Navy Vice Adm. James Winnefeld, director of strategic plans and policy, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher, testify. 2118 Rayburn.

House Foreign Affairs (1:30 p.m.): Holds a hearing on "From Strategy to Implementation: The Future of the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship." U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke; and others testify. 2172 Rayburn .


House Oversight and Government Reform (2 p.m.): National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee holds a hearing on "National Security Implications of U.S. Policy Towards Cuba." Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, president of BR McCaffrey Associates, former commander of the U.S. Southern Command, and former drug czar; Jorge Pinon, energy fellow at the University of Miami's Center for Hemispheric Policy; Rensselaer Lee, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute; Phil Peters, vice president of the Lexington Institute; and Sarah Stephens, executive director of the Center for Democracy in the Americas, testify. 2154 Rayburn.


By washingtonpost.com  |  April 29, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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