Today on the Hill
The Senate convenes at 9:30 a.m. ET. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.1256, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, post-cloture.
The House meets at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. Votes on 5 suspended bills are scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
Noteworthy House Hearings
House Appropriations (10 a.m.): Energy and Water Development Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Energy Department. Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies. 2359 Rayburn.
House Appropriations (2 p.m.): Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Education Department. Education Secretary Arne Duncan testifies. 2359 Rayburn.
House Budget (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Challenges Facing the Economy: The View of the Federal Reserve." Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies. 210 Cannon.
House Financial Services (2 p.m.): Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Present Condition and Future Status of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. 2128 Rayburn.
House Judiciary (noon): Task Force on Judicial Impeachment Subcommittee holds a hearing to consider the impeachment of Judge Samuel B. Kent of the Southern District of Texas. 2141 Rayburn.
Noteworthy Senate Hearings
Senate Appropriations (9:30 a.m.): Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Administration's FY2010 Budget Request for the Department of Education." Education Secretary Arne Duncan testifies. 124 Dirksen.
Senate Appropriations (9:45 a.m.): Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Examination of the FY2010 Department of Interior Budget Request." Interior Secretary Ken Salazar testifies. 138 Dirksen.
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation (2:30 p.m.): Holds a hearing on "GM and Chrysler Dealership Closures: Protecting Dealers And Consumers." Chrysler President James Press; General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson; John McEleney, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association; Pete Lopez, president and CEO of Spencer Auto Group; and Russell Aubrey Whatley III, owner/dealer of the Russell Whatley Motor Company, testify. 106 Dirksen.
Senate Foreign Relations (2:30 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the nominations of Eric Schwartz to be assistant secretary for population, refugees, and migration; and Andrew Shapiro to be assistant secretary for political-military affairs at the State Department. The nominees testify. 419 Dirksen.
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the nomination of Martha Johnson to be administrator of the General Services Administration. The nominee testifies. 342 Dirksen.
June 3, 2009; 7:06 AM ET
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