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POSTED: March 18, 2009, 12:00 am

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Committee Highlights



Hearings


House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Chair: Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA)
2154 Rayburn House Office Building
1:00 p.m.

Hearing on Title IV of H.R. 1256



House Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Chair: Rep. John Olver (D-MA)
2359 Rayburn House Office Building
2:00 p.m.

Hearing on livable Communities, transit oriented development, and incorporating green building practices into federal housing and transportation policy

WITNESSES

Hon. Shaun Donovan
Secretary
Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hon. Ray LaHood
Secretary
Department of Transportation



Senate Committee on Finance
Subcommittee on Health Care
Chair: Sen. John D. Rockeller (D-WV)
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
2:30 p.m.

Hearing to examine what is health care quality and who decides.

WITNESSES

Carolyn Clancy
Director
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Brent James
Chief Quality Officer
Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah

Marjorie Kanof
Managing Director, Health Care
Government Accountability Office



Senate Committee on Armed Services
Subcommittee on Personnel
Chair: Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)
216 Hart Senate Office Building
2:45 p.m.

Hearing to examine the incidence of suicides of United States Servicemembers and initiatives within the Department of Defense to prevent military suicides.

WITNESSES

Gen. James Amos(USMC)
Assistant Commandant
U.S. Marine Corps

Gen. Peter Chiarelli (USA)
Vice Chief of Staff
U.S. Army

Sen. John Cornyn
Member
U.S. Senate

Gen. William Fraser (USAF)
Vice Chief of Staff
U.S. Air Force

Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley (USA)
Commanding General, Accsessions Command
U.S. Army

Brig. Gen. Michael Linnington (USA)
Commandant, Corps of Cadets
U.S. Military Academy

Kathryn Power
Director, Center of Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein (USA)
Deputy Surgeon General
U.S. Army

Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton(USA)
Director
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury

Adm. Patrick Walsh (USN)
Vice Chief of Naval Operations
U.S. Navy