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POSTED: March 12, 2009, 5:30 am

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Committee Highlights


House Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Chair: Alan Mollohan (D-WV)
H-309, The Capitol
9:30 a.m.

Hearing on "What Works" for successful prisoner reentry


James Byrne
University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Jeremy Travis
Former Director
National Institute of Justice

Senate Committee on Finance
Chair: Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing to examine workforce issues in health care reform, focusing on assessing the present and preparing for the future. Business meeting to consider the nomination of Ronald Kirk, of Texas, to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.


David Goodman
Associate Director, Center for Health Policy Research
Dartmouth College

Allan Gorall
Professor of Medicine
Organization: Harvard University

Fitzhugh Mullan
Professor of Medicine and Health Policy
George Washington University

Stephen Wartman
Association of Academic Health Centers

House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Contracting & Technology
Chair: Rep. Bruce Braley (D-PA)
2360 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on ensuring stimulus contracts for small and veteran-owned businesses

House Committee on Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support
Chair: Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)
B-318 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on protecting lower-Income families while fighting global warming

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

Hearing to examine sustainable transportation solutions, focusing on investing in transit to meet 21st century challenges.

Senate Committee on the Budget
Chair: Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND)
608 Dirksen Senate Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing to examine the President's fiscal year 2010 budget and revenue proposals.


Name: Geithner, Timothy Geithner
Title: Secretary
Organization: Department of the Treasury

House Committee on the Budget
Chair: Rep. John Spratt (D-SC)
210 Cannon House Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on the Education Department’s Fiscal Year 2010 Budget


Arne Duncan
Department of Education

House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
Chair: Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA)
2175 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on lost educational opportunities in alternative settings

This is a Joint hearing with the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities


Thomas Blomberg
Professor of Criminology
Florida State University

Linda Brooke
Director of Government Relations and Education Services, Juvenile Probation Commission
State of Texas

Cynthia Cave
Office of Student Services, Richmond, Va.

Leonard Dixon
Executive Director
Wayne County, Mich., Juvenile Detention Facility

Janeen Steel
Executive Director
Learning Rights Law Center

House Committee on Financial Service
Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises
Chair: Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA)
2128 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on Mark-to-Market accounting


Jim Amorin
Appraisal Institute

Steven Antonakes
Commissioner, Massachusetts Division of Banks
Conference of State Bank Supervisors

Graciela Aponte
National Council of La Raza

David Berenbaum
Executive Vice President
National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Sandra Braunstein
Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Julia Gordon
Senior Policy Counsel
Center for Responsible Lending

Stephanie Jones
Executive Director
National Urban League Policy Institute

David Kittle
Mortgage Bankers Association

Donald Lampe
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Charles McMillan
National Association of Realtors

Michael Middleton
President and CEO, Community Bank of Tri-County
American Bankers Association

Laurence Platt
Partner, K&L Gates
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Joe Robson
Chairman of the Board
National Association of Homebuilders

Margot Saunders
National Consumer Law Center

Marc Savitt
National Association of Mortgage Brokers

House Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Chair: Hon. Nita Lowey (D-NY)
2359 Rayburn House Office Building
11:00 a.m.

Hearing on Africa: Great Lakes, Sudan and the Horn


Suliman Baldo
Africa Director
International Center for Transitional Justice

John Prendergast
ENOUGH Project

David Shinn
Former Ambassador
Department of State

Please visit C-SPAN for coverage of Congressional hearings.

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