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The Senate convenes at 10:00 a.m. ET and will resume consideration of H.R.627, the Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights. The House is in session and meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. The body will then move to consider 14 suspended bills.

Noteworthy Senate Hearings
Senate Appropriations (10:30 a.m.): Defense Subcommittee holds a hearing on "FY2010 Army Budget Overview." Army Secretary Pete Geren; and Army Chief of Staff George Casey Jr., testify. 192 Dirksen.

Senate Environment and Public Works (9:45 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "The President's Proposed EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Budget." EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testifies. 406 Dirksen.

Senate Finance (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on comprehensive health care reform. 106 Dirksen.

Senate Foreign Relations (10:15 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "U.S. Strategy Toward Pakistan." Richard Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the State Department testifies. 419 Dirksen.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the nomination of Cass Sunstein to be administrator of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The nominee testifies. 342 Dirksen.

Senate Judiciary (2:30 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the nominations of Gerard Lynch to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Second Circuit; and Mary Smith to be assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's Tax Division. The nominees testify. 226 Dirksen.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (4 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the Homeland Security Department's FY2010 budget. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies. 342 Dirksen.

Senate Foreign Relations (2 p.m.): Holds a hearing on "Energy Security: Historical Perspectives and Modern Challenges." Former President Jimmy Carter testifies. 419 Dirksen.

Senate Foreign Relations (10:15 a.m.): Meets to vote on the nominations of Harold Koh to be legal adviser of the State Department; and Susan Burk to be special representative of the president for Nuclear Non-Proliferation. 419 Dirksen.

Senate Environment and Public Works (2:30 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the nominations of Peter Silva to be an assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Stephen Owens to be assistant administrator for toxic substances at the Environmental Protection Agency; and Jo-Ellen Darcy to be an assistant secretary of the Army for civil works. The nominees testify. 406 Dirksen.

Senate Armed Services (9:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the nominations of Andrew Weber to be assistant to the Defense secretary for nuclear and chemical and biological defense programs; Paul Stockton to be assistant Defense secretary for homeland defense and Americas' security affairs; Thomas Lamont to be assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs; and Charles Blanchard to be general counsel of the Department of the Air Force. The nominees testify. 216 Hart.

Noteworthy House Hearings
House Appropriations (10 a.m.): Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Labor Department. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis testifies. 2359 Rayburn.

House Appropriations (1:30 p.m.): Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on U.S. Forest Service. U.S. Forest Service Chief Gail Kimbell testifies. B-308 Rayburn.

House Appropriations (1 p.m.): Homeland Security Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Homeland Security Department. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies. 2359 Rayburn.

House Appropriations (2 p.m.): Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee holds a hearing on the General Services Administration (GSA). Acting GSA Administrator Paul Prouty testifies. 2220 Rayburn.

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 12, 2009; 7:07 AM ET
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