Today on the Hill
The Senate convenes at 10:00 a.m. ET to resume consideration of H.R. 1256, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15 to allow for the weekly caucus luncheons.
The House meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour debate and at noon for legislative business. Seventeen suspended bills are on the calendar, including a resolution condemning the murder of Dr. George Tiller.
Noteworthy Senate Hearings
Senate Appropriations (10:30 a.m.): Will hold a hearing on the proposed budget estimates for FY2010 for the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen will testify. 192 Dirksen.
Senate Appropriations (10:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on proposed budget estimates for FY2010 for the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman will testify. 138 Dirksen.
Senate Foreign Relations (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on the nomination of Ellen Tauscher to be undersecretary for arms control and international security at the State Department. The nominee will testify. 419 Dirksen.
Senate Foreign Relations (2:30 p.m.): Holds a hearing on the nomination of Eric Goosby to be coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally at the State Department. The nominee will testify. 419 Dirksen.
Noteworthy House Hearings
House Homeland Security (10 a.m.): The Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response Subcommittee holds a hearing on the FY2010 budget for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate will testify. 311 Cannon.
House Judiciary (10 a.m.): The Task Force on Judicial Impeachment holds a meeting on articles of impeachment against U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent for recommendation to the committee. 2141 Rayburn.
House Judiciary (11:30 a.m.): The Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee holds a hearing on H.R.1521, the "Cell Tax Fairness Act of 2009," to restrict any state or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property. Witnesses TBA. 2141 Rayburn.
House Veterans' Affairs (10 a.m.): The Health Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Assessing CARES (Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services) and the Future of VA's (Veterans Affairs Department) Health Infrastructure." Witnesses TBA. 334 Cannon .
House Homeland Security (2 p.m.): The Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology Subcommittee holds a hearing on the FY2010 Budget for the Directorate for Science and Technology, the Office of Health Affairs, and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. Acting Homeland Security Undersecretary Brad Buswell of the Science and Technology Directorate, Chuck Gallaway, acting director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, and acting Assistant Homeland Security Secretary and Chief Medical Officer Jon Krohmer will testify. 311 Cannon.
June 9, 2009; 6:00 AM ET
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