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Today in Congress - Sept. 11

POSTED: September 11, 2008, 12:00 am

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Thursday September 11, 2008

Committee Highlights


House Small Business Committee
Chairwoman Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY)
1539 Longworth House Office Building
10:00 a.m.
Hearing on expiring small business tax incentives

House Science and Technology Committee
Chairman Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN)
2318 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.
Hearing on next generation air transport systems
Witnesses to include officials with the Federal Aviation Administration

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Chairman Sen. Barbara Boxer
406 Dirksen Senate Office Building
10:00 a.m.
Hearing on the use of sewage sludge

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality
Chairman Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA)
2322 Rayburn House Office Building
11:00 a.m.
Hearing on protecting the electric grid from cyber-attacks
Witnesses include officials with the Department of Energy and energy industry representatives

House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property
Chairman Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-CA)
2141 Rayburn House Office Building
1:00 p.m.
Hearing on the Fair Copyright in Research Works Act (H.R. 6845)
Witnesses include National Institutes of Health Director Elias Zerhoun


Senate Judiciary Committee
Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building
2:00 p.m.
Bills that could be considered include Freedom of Information Act reform (S. 2746), nursing home arbitration (S. 2838), fugitive information network (S. 3136), methamphetamine prevention (S. 1276), reservist and National Guard debt relief (S. 3197), intellectual property rights (S. 3325), Supreme Court Police (S. 3296), justice for military personnel (S. 2052), Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission (H.R. 5235), penalties for genocide and torture (S. 3166), plus nominations.

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