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POSTED: February 26, 2009, 10:05 am

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Committee Highlights


Hearings

House Committee on Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Oversight
Chair: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)
1100 Longworth House Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on IRS Assistance for taxpayers experiencing economic difficulties


Joint Economic Committee
Chair: Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)
106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on restoring the economy

WITNESSES

Paul Volcker
Former Chairman, Board of Governors
Federal Reserve System


Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Chair: Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT)
538 Dirksen Senate Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on homeowner affordability and stability plan

WITNESSES

Shaun Donovan
Secretary
Department of Housing and Urban Development


Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Chair: Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI)
253 Russell Senate Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on consumer protection and the credit crisis


House Committee on Financial Services
Chair: Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)
2128 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy

WITNESSES

Alan Blinder
Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Center for Economic Policy Studies
Princeton University

James Galbraith
Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations
University of Texas

John Taylor
Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics
Stanford University


House Committee on Education and Labor
Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness
Chair: Rep. Reuben Hinojosa (D-NY)
2175 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on new innovations and best practices under the Workforce Investment Act

WITNESSES

Cheryl Keenan
Director, Division of Adult Education and Literacy
Department of Education

Bob Lanter
Executive Director
Workforce Investment Board

John Morales
Executive Director
Yuma County Workforce Investment Board

Charissa Raynor
Executive Director
SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership

George Scott
Director, Education
Government Accountability Office

Kevin Smith
Executive Director
New York Literacy, Inc.

Sandi Vito
Acting Secretary of Labor and Industry
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


House Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Homeland Security
Chair: Rep. David Price (D-NC)
2359 Rayburn House Office Building
2:00 p.m.

Hearing on FEMA disaster housing in the Gulf Coast

WITNESSES

Paul Conway
Acting Federal Gulf Coast Coordinator

Jim Stark
Assistant Administrator for the Gulf Coast Recovery Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency


Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Chair: Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building
2:30 p.m.

Hearing on engaging with Muslims around the world

WITNESSES

Ret. Adm. William Fallon
Former Commander of U.S. Central Command

Madeline Albright
Former Secretary of State

Dalia Mogahed
Executive Director
Gallup Center for Muslim Studies

Eboo Patel
Executive Director
Interfaith Youth Core

Jim Sciutto
Senior Foreign Correspondent
ABC News