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Today in Congress - Sept. 23

POSTED: September 23, 2008, 12:00 am

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Tuesday September 23, 2008

Committee Highlights

Hearings

Senate Committee on Armed Services
Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)
106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
9:30 a.m.
Hearing to receive testimony on the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan. Witnesses to include James Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Robert Gates, Secretary, Department of Defense.

Senate Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
192 Dirksen Senate Office Building
10:00 a.m.
Joint Hearing with Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government to examine food marketing to children.

Senate Committee on Banking and Urban Affairs
Chairman Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT)
538 Dirksen Senate Office Building
10:00 a.m.
Hearing on the turmoil in U.S. credit markets and the recent actions regarding investment banks and other financial institutions.

Senate Committee on Finance
Chairman Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
10:00 a.m.
Hearing to examine the crisis of the uninsured in health insurance markets. Witnesses to include John Bertko, Former Chief Actuary, Humana Inc.; Andrew Dreyfuss, Executive Vice President, Health Care Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Kim Holland, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner; and Pam MacEwan, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Governance. Group Health Cooperative.

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery
Chairwoman Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA)
G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building
10:00 a.m.
Hearing to review the combined federal, state and local effort to respond to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
216 Hart Senate Office Building
10:00 a.m.
Hearing to examine equal pay for equal work.

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Chairman Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT)
Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security
342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
10:30 a.m.
Hearing to examine reducing the undercount in the 2010 Census.

House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere
Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY)
2172 Rayburn House Office Building
10:30 a.m.
Hearing to examine disaster and recovery efforts related to the hurricanes that devastated Haiti. Witnesses include Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY); Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA); Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL); and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).

House Committee on the Judiciary
Chairman Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI)
2141 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.
Hearing to examine the Executive Office for Immigration.

House Committee on Education and Labor
Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
Chairwoman Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
2175 Rayburn House Office Building
11:00 a.m.
Hearing on child labor enforcement and to examine if children are being adequately protected.

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