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The Senate convenes at 10:00 a.m. ET to resume consideration of H.R. 627, the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights legislation. Votes are scheduled for the late morning. At 2:15 p.m., a roll call vote will occur on confirmation of Gary Gensler to Commissioner of the CFTC.

The House meets at 10:30 a.m. with a list of suspended bills on the docket, including S.896, the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009.

Noteworthy Committee Hearings

Senate Armed Services (9:30 a.m.): Full committee hearing on the Department of the Army in review of the Defense Authorization Request for FY2010 and the Future Years Defense Program. Witnesses: Secretary of the Army Pete Geren; and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey Jr. 216 Hart .

House Ways and Means: Health Subcommittee hearing on "VA (Veterans Affairs Department) Medical Care: The Crown Jewel and Best Kept Secret." Witnesses: John Rowan, national president of Vietnam Veterans of America; Reynaldo Leal Jr., Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom, veteran, and representative of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, among others. 334 Cannon.

For a complete list of today's committee hearings and more, go to Today in Congress.

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  May 19, 2009; 8:25 AM ET
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