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POSTED: February 24, 2009, 11:45 am

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Committee Highlights


House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Aviation
Chair: Rep. Jerry Costello (D-IL)
2167 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.
Hearing on the U.S. Airways Flight 1549 Accident


Shelia Dail
Flight Attendant of Flight 154
U.S. Airways

Donna Dent
Flight Attendant of Flight 1549
U.S. Airways

Margaret Gilligan
Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Patrick Harten
Air Traffic Control Specialist
New York Terminal Radar Approach Control

Candace Kolander
Coordinator, Air Safety, Health and Security
Association of Flight Attendants

John Ostrom
Chairman, Bird Strike Committee-USA

John Prater
Organization: Air Line Pilots Association

Reis, Mark Reis
Managing Director
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Jeffrey Skiles
First Officer of Flight 1549
U.S. Airways

Chesley Sullenberger, III
Captain of Flight 1549
U.S. Airways

Robert Sumwalt, III
National Transportation Safety Board

Doreen Welsh
Flight Attendant of Flight 1549
U.S. Airways

House Committee on Education and Labor
Chair: Rep. George Miller (D-CA)
2175 Rayburn House Office Building
10:30 a.m.
Hearing on strengthening worker retirement security


Dean Baker
Center for Economic and Policy Research

John Bogle
The Vanguard Group

Alicia Munnell
Director, Center for Retirement Security
Boston College

Name: Stevens, Paul Schott
President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Chair: Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC)
2220 Rayburn House Office Building
2:00 p.m.
Hearing to review of TARP oversight, accountability and transparency for U.S. Taxpayers

Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights
Chair: Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI)
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building
2:30 p.m.
Hearing to examine the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger, focusing on consumers and the concert business.


Irving Azoff
Chief Executive Officer
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc.

David Balto
Senior Fellow
Center for American Progress

Jerry Mickelson
Chairman and Executive Vice President
JAM Productions

Michael Rapino
President and Chief Executive Officer
Live Nation, Inc.