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POSTED: March 05, 2009, 9:10 am

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Committee Highlights


Hearings

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

Hearing to examine American International Group, focusing on government intervention and implications for future regulation.

WITNESSES

Eric Dinallo
Superintendent of Insurance
State of New York

Donald Kohn
Vice Chairman, Board of Governors
Federal Reserve System

Scott Polakoff
Acting Director
Office of Thrift Supervision


Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Chair: Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT)
342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing to examine transparency and accountability for recovery and reinvestment spending.


House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection
Chair: Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)
2123 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on consumer protection in the used and subprime car market

WITNESSES

James Burch, II
Acting Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance
Department of Justice

Eileen Harrington
Acting Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection
Federal Trade Commission

Rosemary Shahan
President
Consumers for Automobile Reliability and Safety

John Van Alst
Staff Attorney
National Consumer Law Center

Scott Waldron
President
Experian Automotive

Keith Whann
General Counsel
National Independent Automobile Dealers Association


House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Chair: Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA)
2172 Rayburn House Office Building
10:00 a.m.

Hearing on the role for Congress and the President in War - The recommendations of the National War Powers Commission

WITNESSES

James Baker
Former Secretary
Department of State

Warren Christopher
Former Secretary
Department of State

Lee Hamilton
Former Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee
U.S. House of Representatives

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security
Chair: Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE)
342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
2:30 p.m.

Hearing to examine how the Obama Administration can achieve an accurate and cost-effective 2010 census.

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