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The Senate convenes at 9:30 a.m. ET and will resume consideration of S.896, the Help Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, and will proceed to a series of up to 10 votes on the measure. Later, the Senate will take up S.454, the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009.

The House meets at 10:00 a.m. and will take up consideration of H.R. 1728, the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act.

Noteworthy Senate Hearings

Senate Veterans' Affairs (9:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the nominations of: Roger Baker to be an assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for information and technology; William Gunn to be Veterans Affairs general counsel; Jose Riojas to be an assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for operations, security and preparedness; and John Sepulveda to be an assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for human resources. The nominees testify. 418 Russell.

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
(9:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "regulating and resolving institutions considered 'too big to fail.'" Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Insurance Deposit Corporation; et al. testify. 538 Dirksen.

Senate Foreign Relations (9:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Engaging Iran: Obstacles and Opportunities." 419 Dirksen.

Senate Judiciary (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on oversight of the Homeland Security Department, focusing on immigration, citizenship and related issues. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies. 226 Dirksen.

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation (2:30 p.m.): Communications, Technology, and the Internet Subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Future of Journalism." Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.); Marissa Mayer, vice president of Google Inc.; Albert Ibarguen, president of the The Knight Foundation; Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, et al. testify. 253 Russell.

Senate Foreign Relations (2:30 p.m.): European Affairs Subcommittee holds a hearing on "NATO Post-60: Institutional Challenges Moving Forward." 419 Dirksen.

Noteworthy House Hearings
House Foreign Affairs (9 a.m.): Africa and Global Health Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Global Health Emergencies Hit Home: The 'Swine Flu' Outbreak." 2172 Rayburn.

House Ways and Means (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Health Reform in the 21st Century." Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies. 1100 Longworth.

House Education and Labor (10 a.m.): Meets to markup H.R.2187, the "21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act." 2175 Rayburn.

House Rules (3 p.m.): Meets to formulate a rule on H.R.1728, the "Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act." (Second Rule) H-313, U.S. Capitol.

House Judiciary (2 p.m.): Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Escalating Violence in Mexico and the Southwest Border as a Result of the Illicit Drug Trade?" Representatives from the Homeland Security Department, testify. 2141 Rayburn.

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