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This Week In Congress

February 9, 2009

This Week In Congress

Tuesday, February 10, 2009



10:00 am
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Business meeting to consider the nominations of Austan Dean Goolsbee, of Illinois, and Cecilia Elena Rouse, of California, both to be Members of the Council of Economic Advisers; and an original resolution authorizing expenditures for committee operations, committee's rules of procedure for the 111th Congress, and subcommittee assignments; to be followed by an oversight hearing to examine the financial rescue program, focusing on a new plan for the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP).
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106


10:00 am
Budget
Hearings to examine issues and budget options for health reform.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 608


10:00 am
Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine renewable electricity standards proposal.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366


10:00 am
Judiciary
Hearings to examine the nominations of Elena Kagan, of Massachusetts, to be Solicitor General of the United States, and Thomas John Perrelli, of Virginia, to be Associate Attorney General, both of the Department of Justice.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226


2:30 pm
Foreign Relations
To receive a closed briefing on North Korea.
SVC-217

2:30 pm
Intelligence
Closed hearings to consider certain intelligence matters.
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 219


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

9:30 am
Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Hearings to examine protecting residents of the Devils Lake region from rising water.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 138


9:30 am
Veterans' Affairs
Hearings to examine veterans' disability compensation, focusing on the appeals process.
Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 418


10:00 am
Budget
Hearings to examine policies to address the crises in financial and housing markets.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 608


10:00 am
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342

10:00 am
Judiciary
Hearings to examine the need for increased fraud enforcement in the wake of the economic downturn.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226

10:30 am
Rules and Administration
Organizational business meeting to consider committee's funding resolution for the 111th Congress, and other pending business. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 301

10:45 am
Rules and Administration
Hearings to examine Senate Committee budget requests.
Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 301

11:30 am
Energy and Natural Resources
Organizational business meeting to consider an original resolution authorizing expenditures for committee operations, and subcommittee assignments for the 111th Congress.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366

2:30 pm
Intelligence
Closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters.
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 219


Thursday, February 12, 2009

9:30 am
Indian Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine matters relating to Indian affairs.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628

9:30 am
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Organizational business meeting to consider an original resolution authorizing expenditures for committee operations,and committee's rules of procedure for the 111th Congress.
Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 428A

10:00 am
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine consumer protection in the financial regulatory system, focusing on strengthening credit card protections.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538

10:00 am
Budget
Hearings to examine Senate procedures for consideration of the budget resolution/reconciliation.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 608

10:00 am
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Organizational business meeting to consider an original resolution authorizing expenditures for committee operations, and committee's rules of procedure for the 111th Congress; followed by a hearing to consider the nominations of Jane Lubchenco, of Oregon, to be Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, and John P. Holdren, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, both of the Department of Commerce.
Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253

10:00 am
Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program, authorized under Title 17 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and how the delivery of services to support the deployment of clean energy technologies might be improved.

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366

10:00 am
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hearings to examine structuring national security and homeland security at the White House.
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342

2:30 pm
Intelligence
Hearings to examine the world threat.
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216



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