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The Senate convenes at 9:30 a.m. ET to debate and vote on the nomination of David Hayes to be deputy secretary of the Interior Department. The body will then resume consideration of H.R. 627, the Credit Cardholder Bill of Rights. The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. to allow for a Democratic caucus meeting.

The House will meet at 10 a.m., and is expected to pass H.R. 2101, to reform waste in the Pentagon's weapons programs.

Noteworthy Senate Hearings
Senate Rules and Administration (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on problems for military and overseas voters. 301 Russell.

Senate Judiciary (10 a.m.): Administrative Oversight and the Courts Subcommittee holds a hearing on the "What Went Wrong: Torture and the Office of Legal Counsel in the Bush Administration.". 226 Dirksen .

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (2:30 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the nominations of Florence Pan and Marisa Demeo both to be associate judges of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; and David Heyman to be assistant secretary at the Homeland Security Department. The nominees testify. 342 Dirksen.

Senate Foreign Relations (2:30 p.m.): African Affairs Subcommittee and International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Woman's Issues Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Confronting Rape and Other Forms of Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones Spotlight: DRC and Sudan." 419 Dirksen.

Senate Foreign Relations (10:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the nomination of Daniel Benjamin to be coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department. The nominee testifies. 419 Dirksen.

Senate Foreign Relations (9 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the nomination of Philip Crowley to be assistant secretary for public affairs; and Judith McHale to be undersecretary for public diplomacy at the State Department. The nominee testifies. 419 Dirksen.

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (2 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the nomination of Peter Rogoff to be administrator of the Federal Transit Administration. The nominee testify. 538 Dirksen.

Senate Appropriations (9:45 a.m.): Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed budget estimates for FY2010 for the Labor Department. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis testifies. 138 Dirksen.

Senate Appropriations (10:30 a.m.): Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Examination of the FY2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Budget." EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testifies. 124 Dirksen.

Senate Appropriations (2 p.m.): Homeland Security Subcommittee holds a hearing on "FY2010 Budget for the Department of Homeland Security." Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies. 192 Dirksen.

Noteworthy House Hearings
House Rules (3 p.m.): Meets to formulate a rule on the FY2009 Supplemental Appropriations Act. H-313, U.S. Capitol.

House Oversight and Government Reform (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "AIG: Where is the Taxpayer's Money Going?" focusing on the collapse and federal rescue of the American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and what it means for the United States economy. AIG CEO Edward Liddy and AIG trustees testify. 2154 Rayburn.

House Armed Services (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the FY2010 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Robert Gates; and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen, testify. 2118 Rayburn.

House Appropriations (10 a.m.): Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Interior Department. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar testifies. 2359 Rayburn.

House Appropriations (2 p.m.): Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Agriculture Department. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testifies. 2362-A Rayburn.

House Appropriations (1:30 p.m.): Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Veterans Affairs Department (VA). VA Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies. 2359 Rayburn.

House Homeland Security (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "The President's FY2010 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security." Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitiano testifies. 311 Cannon.

House Science and Technology (10 a.m.): Energy and Environment Subcommittee holds a markup of "The National Climate Service Act of 2009." 2318 Rayburn.

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 13, 2009; 6:53 AM ET
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