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POSTED: March 17, 2009, 12:00 am

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Committee Highlights


House Committee on Education and Labor
Chair: Rep. George Miller (D-CA)
2175 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on the importance of early childhood development


Harriet Meyer
Illinois Early Learning Council

Jessie Rasmussen
Buffett Early Childhood Fund of Nebraska

James Redmon
Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund

Holly Robinson
Commissioner, Department of Early Care and Learning

Don Soifer
Executive Vice President
The Lexington Institute

Helene Stebbins
Project Coordinator
National Center on Children in Poverty

House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection
Chair: Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)
2322 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on stimulating the economy through trade - examining the role of export promotion


Suzanne Hale
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agriculture Service
Department of Agriculture

Michelle O’Neill
Acting Undersecretary for International Trade, International Trade Administration
Department of Commerce

Liz Reilly
Director, TradeRoots
Chamber of Commerce

Franklin Vargo
Vice President, International Economic Affairs
National Association of Manufacturers

Loren Yager
Director, International Affairs and Trade
Government Accountability Office

House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health
Chair: Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
2123 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on making health care work for American families - ensuring affordable coverage


Judith Feder
Senior Fellow
Center for American Progress Action Fund

Edmund Haislmaier
Senior Research Fellow, Center for Health Policy Studie
Heritage Foundation

Jon Kingsdale
Executive Director, Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Mila Kofman
Superintendent of Insurance
State of Maine

Sally Pipes
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Research Institute

Karen Politz
Research Professor, Health Policy Institute
Georgetown University

Uwe Reinhardt
Professor of Political Economy, Economics and Public Affairs
Princeton University

House Committee on the Judiciary
Chair: Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
2141 Rayburn House Office Building
2:00 p.m.

Hearing on the role of antitrust law in government-funded consolidation in the banking industry