Today on the Hill
The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m. ET and will resume consideration of S.896, the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, S.454, the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009. The House will meet at 10 a.m. to complete consideration of H.R. 1728, the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act.
Noteworthy Senate Hearings
Senate Appropriations (10 a.m.): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on the 2009 H1N1 virus. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack; and Joshua Sharfstein, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, testify. 124 Dirksen.
Senate Appropriations (10 a.m.): Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee holds a hearing on review of funding and oversight of the Justice Department. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies. 192 Dirksen
Senate Energy and Natural Resources (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on a Joint Staff draft related to cybersecurity and critical electricity infrastructure. 366 Dirksen.
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the nominations of Seth Harris to deputy secretary, and Patricia Smith, to be solicitor, both of the Labor Department. The nominees testify. 430 Dirksen.
Senate Judiciary (10 a.m.): Meets to markup S.417, the "States Secret Protection Act"; S.257, the "Consumer Credit Fairness Act"; H.R.985 and S.448, the "Free Flow of Information Act of 2009"; S.327, the "Improving Assistance to Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims Act of 2009"; and the nominations of William Sessions III, to be chairman of the U.S. Sentencing Commission; and John Morton to be assistant secretary of Homeland Security. 226 Dirksen.
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (2:30 p.m.): Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Uncle Sam Wants You!: Recruitment in the Federal Government. 342 Dirksen.
Senate Appropriations (2:30 p.m.): Legislative Branch Subcommittee holds a hearing on the proposed budget estimates for FY2010 for the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, and the Office of Compliance. 138 Dirksen.
Senate Indian Affairs (2:15 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the nomination of Larry Echo Hawk to be assistant secretary for Indian affairs at the Interior Department. The nominee testifies. 628 Dirksen.
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (2 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the nomination of Margaret Hamburg to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. The nominee testifies. 430 Dirksen.
Noteworthy House Hearings
House Education and Labor (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Ensuring Preparedness Against the Flu Virus at School and Work. 2175 Rayburn.
House Appropriations (10 a.m.): Meets to markup the FY2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill. 2359 Rayburn.
House Armed Services (10 a.m.): Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Counterinsurgency and Irregular Warfare: Issues and Lessons Learned. 2212 Rayburn.
House Energy and Commerce (10 a.m.): Communications, Technology, and the Internet Subcommittee holds a hearing on "An Examination of Competition in the Wireless Industry.". 2123 Rayburn.
House Financial Services (11 a.m.): Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Perspectives on Hedge Fund Registration. 2128 Rayburn.
May 7, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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