SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 27
(Extensions of Remarks - March 06, 2006)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                       SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  Title IV of Senate Resolution 4, agreed to by the Senate on February 
4, 1977, calls for establishment of a system for a computerized 
schedule of all meetings and hearings of Senate committees, 
subcommittees, joint committees, and committees of conference. This 
title requires all such committees to notify the Office of the Senate 
Daily Digest--designated by the Rules Committee--of the time, place, 
and purpose of the meetings, when scheduled, and any cancellations or 
changes in the meetings as they occur.
  As an additional procedure along with the computerization of this 
information, the Office of the Senate Daily Digest will prepare this 
information for printing in the Extensions of Remarks section of the 
Congressional Record on Monday and Wednesday of each week.
  Meetings scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2006 may be found in the 
Daily Digest of today's Record.

                           MEETINGS SCHEDULED

                                MARCH 8
     9:30 a.m.
       Appropriations
         To continue hearings to examine the proposed supplemental 
           funding request for additional resources to assist the 
           Gulf Coast region in its recovery from hurricanes in 
           the Gulf of Mexico in 2005.
                                                            SD-106
       Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
         To resume hearings to examine Hurricane Katrina, focusing 
           on recommendations for reform.
                                                            SD-342
       Indian Affairs
         To hold hearings to examine S. 2078, to amend the Indian 
           Gaming Regulatory Act to clarify the authority of the 
           National Indian Gaming Commission to regulate class III 
           gaming, to limit the lands eligible for gaming.
                                                            SR-485
       Judiciary
         Business meeting to consider Steven G. Bradbury, of 
           Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General, John F. 
           Clark, of Virginia, to be Director of the United States 
           Marshals Service, Donald J. DeGabrielle, Jr., to be 
           United States Attorney for the Southern District of 
           Texas, John Charles Richter, to be United States 
           Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, Amul R. 
           Thapar, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern 
           District of Kentucky, and Mauricio J. Tamargo, of 
           Florida, to be Chairman of the Foreign Claims 
           Settlement Commission of the United States, all of the 
           Department of Justice, proposed legislation providing 
           for comprehensive immigration reform, S. 1768, to 
           permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings, S. 
           829, to allow media coverage of court proceedings, S. 
           489, to amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States 
           Code, to limit the duration of Federal consent decrees 
           to which State and local governments are a party, S. 
           2039, to provide for loan repayment for prosecutors and 
           public defenders, S. 2292, to provide relief for the 
           Federal judiciary from excessive rent charges, and S.J. 
           Res. 1, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of 
           the United States relating to marriage.
                                                            SD-226
     10 a.m.
       Energy and Natural Resources
         Business meeting to consider pending calendar business.
                                                            SD-366
       Finance
         To hold hearings to examine a prognosis of the nation's 
           health care tax policy.
                                                            SD-215
       Foreign Relations
         To hold hearings to examine the nominations of Richard T. 
           Miller, of Texas, to be U.S. Representative on the 
           Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with 
           the rank of Ambassador, and to be an U.S. Alternate 
           Representative to the Sessions of the General Assembly 
           of the United Nations during his tenure of service as 
           U.S. Representative on the Economic and Social Council 
           of the United Nations, and John A. Simon, of Maryland, 
           to be Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private 
           Investment Corporation.
                                                            SD-419
       Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
         Business meeting to consider S. 1955, to amend title I of 
           the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 and the 
           Public Health Service Act to expand health care access 
           and reduce costs through the creation of small business 
           health plans and through modernization of the health 
           insurance marketplace, S. 1902, to amend the Public 
           Health Service Act to authorize funding for the 
           establishment of a program on children and the media 
           within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
           to study the role and impact of electronic media in the 
           development of children, and the nominations of Michell 
           C. Clark, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for 
           Management, Department of Education, Jean B. Elshtain, 
           of Tennessee, to be a Member of the National Council on 
           the Humanities, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., of South 
           Carolina, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, Allen 
           C. Guelzo, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the 
           National Council on the Humanities, Arlene Holen, of 
           the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal 
           Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, George 
           Perdue, of Georgia, to be a Member of the Board of 
           Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship 
           Foundation, Anne-Imelda Radice, of Vermont, to be 
           Director of the Institute of Museum and Library 
           Services, Craig T. Ramey, of West Virginia, to be a 
           Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board 
           for Education Sciences, Sarah M. Singleton, of New 
           Mexico, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the 
           Legal Services Corporation, Richard Stickler, of West 
           Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine 
           Safety and Health, Kent D. Talbert, of Virginia, to be 
           General Counsel, Department of Education, Horace A. 
           Thompson, of Mississippi, to be a Member of the 
           Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and 
           certain nominations in the Public Health Service.
                                                            SD-430
       Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
       International Trade and Finance Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine the proposed reauthorization 
           of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
                                                            SD-538
     2 p.m.
       Budget
         Business meeting to markup concurrent resolution on the 
           budget for fiscal year 2007.
                                                            SD-608
       Appropriations
       District of Columbia Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine potential effects of a flat 
           Federal income tax in the District of Columbia.
                                                            SD-124
     2:30 p.m.
       Armed Services
         To hold hearings to examine the Department of Defense 
           quadrennial defense review; to be followed by a closed 
           session in SR-222.
                                                            SH-216
       Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
       Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and 
           International Security Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine Crime Victims Fund 
           rescission.
                                                            SD-342
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
       Trade, Tourism, and Economic Development Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine impacts of piracy and 
           counterfeiting of American goods and intellectual 
           property in China.
                                                            SD-562
       Foreign Relations
       Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs 
           Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine the impact of the American 
           Servicemembers' Protection Act on Latin America.
                                                            SD-419
       Intelligence
       To receive a closed briefing regarding intelligence 
           matters.
                                                            SH-219

                                MARCH 9
     8:30 a.m.
       Appropriations
       Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies 
           Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for 
           fiscal year 2007 for the Department of Agriculture.
                                                            SD-192
     9 a.m.
       Budget
         Business meeting to continue markup of concurrent 
           resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2007.
                                                    S-207, Capitol
     9:30 a.m.
       Environment and Public Works
       Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee
         To hold an oversight hearing to examine the Nuclear 
           Regulatory Commission.
                                                            SD-628
       Appropriations
         To hold hearings to examine the proposed supplemental 
           funding request for additional resources to assist in 
           ongoing military, diplomatic, and intelligence 
           operations in the Global War on Terror; Stabilization 
           and counter-insurgency activities in Iraq and 
           Afghanistan, and other humanitarian assistance.
                                                            SD-106
       Armed Services
         To resume hearings to examine the defense authorization 
           request for fiscal year 2007 and the future years 
           defense program.
                                                            SH-216

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       Judiciary
         Business meeting to consider pending calendar business.
                                                            SD-226
     10 a.m.
       Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
         To hold hearings to examine self-regulatory organizations 
           in the securities markets.
                                                            SD-538
       Energy and Natural Resources
         To hold hearings to examine the nominations of Raymond L. 
           Orbach, of California, to be Under Secretary for 
           Science, Alexander A. Karsner, of Virginia, to be an 
           Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
           Energy, and Dennis R. Spurgeon, of Florida, to be an 
           Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, all of the 
           Department of Energy, and David Longly Bernhardt, of 
           Colorado, to be Solicitor of the Department of the 
           Interior.
                                                            SD-366
       Small Business and Entrepreneurship
         To hold hearings to examine the President's proposed 
           budget request for fiscal year 2007 for the Small 
           Business Administration, and related measures.
                                                           SR-428A
       Veterans' Affairs
         To hold hearings to examine the legislative presentations 
           of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Blinded 
           Veterans of America, The Non-Commissioned Officers 
           Association, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, 
           and the Jewish War Veterans.
                                                            SD-G50
       Aging
         To hold hearings to examine how to prepare Americans for 
           long-term care financing.
                                                            SD-138
     10:30 a.m.
       Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
         To hold hearings to examine the United States Department 
           of Agriculture's management and oversight of the 
           Packers and Stockyards Act.
                                                           SR-328A
     1:30 p.m.
       Judiciary
       Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights Subcommittee
         Business meeting to consider S.J. Res. 12, proposing an 
           amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
           authorizing Congress to prohibit the physical 
           desecration of the flag of the United States.
                                                            SD-226
     2:30 p.m.
       Appropriations
       Energy and Water Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for 
           fiscal year 2007 for the Army Corps of Engineers.
                                                            SD-124
       Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
       Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and 
           International Security Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine agencies' progress relating 
           to reporting improper payments, focusing on the success 
           or failure of agencies to report and/or reduce improper 
           payments in fiscal year 2005 performance and 
           accountability reports, and to discuss whether or not 
           the various ways in which agencies measure improper 
           payments is accurately depicting the magnitude of the 
           problem.
                                                            SD-342
       Intelligence
       Closed business meeting to consider certain intelligence 
           matters.
                                                            SH-219
     3:15 p.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
         To hold hearings to examine pending nominations.
                                                            SD-562

                                MARCH 10
     9:30 a.m.
       Armed Services
       Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine the roles and missions of the 
           Department of Defense regarding homeland defense and 
           support to civil authorities in review of the defense 
           authorization request for fiscal year 2007 and the 
           future years defense program.
                                                            SR-222
       Joint Economic Committee
         To hold hearings to examine the employment situation for 
           February 2006.
                                                         2212 RHOB

                                MARCH 13
     3 p.m.
       Armed Services
         To hold a closed briefing on an update from the Joint 
           Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.
                                                            SR-222

                                MARCH 14
     9:30 a.m.
       Armed Services
         To hold hearings to examine military strategy and 
           operational requirements in review of the Defense 
           Authorization Request for fiscal year 2007 and the 
           future years defense program.
                                                            SH-216
       Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
       Investigations Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine Federal contractors with 
           unpaid tax debt, focusing on the extent to which 
           contractors are tax delinquent and what can be done 
           about it.
                                                            SD-342
     10 a.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
         To hold hearings to examine wireless issues spectrum 
           reform.
                                                            SD-106
     2:15 p.m.
       Foreign Relations
         Business meeting to consider Protocol Amending the 
           Convention Between the Government of the United States 
           of America and the Government of the French Republic 
           for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention 
           of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and 
           Capital, signed at Paris on August 31, 1994 (Treaty 
           Doc.109-04), Convention between the Government of the 
           United States of America and the Government of 
           Bangladesh for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the 
           Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on 
           Income signed at Dhaka on September 26, 2004 with an 
           exchange of notes enclosed (Treaty Doc.109-05), 
           Protocol Amending the Convention Between the United 
           States of America and the French Republic for the 
           Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of 
           Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Estates, 
           Inheritances, and Gifts signed at Washington on 
           November 24, 1978 (Treaty Doc.109-07), and Protocol 
           Amending the Convention Between the Government of the 
           United States of America and the Government of Sweden 
           for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention 
           of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income 
           signed at Washington on September 30, 2005 (Treaty 
           Doc.109-08).
                                                    S-116, Capitol
     2:30 p.m.
       Armed Services
         To hold hearings to examine the Joint Strike Fighter F-
           136 Alternate Engine Program in review of the defense 
           authorization request for fiscal year 2007 and the 
           future years defense program.
                                                            SH-216
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
         To hold hearings to examine Wall Street perspective on 
           telecom.
                                                            SD-106
       Armed Services
       Personnel Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine health benefits and programs 
           in review of the defense authorization request for 
           fiscal year 2007.
                                                            SR-325

                                MARCH 15
     9:30 a.m.
       Indian Affairs
         To hold hearings to examine S. 1899, to amend the Indian 
           Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to 
           identify and remove barriers to reducing child abuse, 
           to provide for examinations of certain children.
                                                            SR-485
       Armed Services
       Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine ground forces readiness in 
           review of the defense authorization request for fiscal 
           year 2007.
                                                            SR-222
     10:30 a.m.
       Appropriations
       Legislative Branch Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for 
           fiscal year 2007 for the the Secretary of the Senate, 
           Architect of the Capitol, and the Capitol Visitor 
           Center.
                                                            SD-138
     2:30 p.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
         To hold hearings to examine innovation and 
           competitiveness legislation.
                                                            SD-562

                                MARCH 16
     9:30 a.m.
       Armed Services
         To hold hearings to examine military strategy and 
           operational requirements in review of the defense 
           authorization request for fiscal year 2007 and the 
           future years defense program; to be followed by a 
           closed session in SH-219.
                                                            SH-216
       Environment and Public Works
         To hold hearings to examine the Great Lakes Regional 
           Collaboration's strategy to restore and protect the 
           Great Lakes.
                                                            SD-628
     10 a.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
       Disaster Prevention and Prediction Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine impacts on aviation regarding 
           volcanic hazards.
                                                            SD-562

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       Veterans' Affairs
         To hold hearings to examine the homeless programs 
           administered by the VA.
                                                            SR-418
     3 p.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
         Business meeting to consider pending calendar business.
                                                            SD-562

                                MARCH 28
     9:30 a.m.
       Indian Affairs
         To hold hearings to examine the settlement of Cobell v. 
           Norton.
                                                            SR-485
     10 a.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
       Aviation Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine Federal Aviation 
           Administration budget and the long term viability of 
           the Aviation Trust Fund.
                                                            SD-562
     2:30 p.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
       National Ocean Policy Study Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine offshore aquaculture.
                                                            SD-562

                                MARCH 29
     9:30 a.m.
       Indian Affairs
         Business meeting to consider pending calendar business.
                                                            SR-485
     10 a.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
       Technology, Innovation, and Competitiveness Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine the importance of basic 
           research to United States' competitiveness.
                                                            SD-562
     2:30 p.m.
       Armed Services
       Strategic Forces Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine missile defense programs in 
           review of the defense authorization request for fiscal 
           year 2007.
                                                            SR-222

                                MARCH 30
     10 a.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
       Disaster Prevention and Prediction Subcommittee
         To hold an oversight hearing to examine National Polar-
           Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System.
                                                            SD-562
       Veterans' Affairs
         To hold hearings to examine the legislative presentations 
           of the National Association of State Directors of 
           Veterans Affairs, the AMVETS, the American Ex-Prisoners 
           of War, and the Vietnam Veterans of America.
                                                            SD-106
     2:30 p.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
         To hold hearings to examine competition and convergence.
                                                            SD-562

                                APRIL 4
     10 a.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
       Aviation Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine Federal Aviation 
           Administration funding options.
                                                            SD-562

                                APRIL 5
     9:30 a.m.
       Armed Services
       Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine Department of Defense's role 
           in combating terrorism in review of the defense 
           authorization request for fiscal year 2007 and the 
           future years defense program; to be followed by a 
           closed session.
                                                            SR-222
       Indian Affairs
         To hold hearings to examine the problem of 
           methamphetamine in Indian country.
                                                            SR-485
     10:30 a.m.
       Appropriations
       Legislative Branch Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for 
           fiscal year 2007 for the Sergeant at Arms and U.S. 
           Capitol Police Board.
                                                            SD-138
     3 p.m.
       Armed Services
       Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine improving contractor 
           incentives in review of the defense authorization 
           request for fiscal year 2007.
                                                            SR-222

                                APRIL 26
     10 a.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
       Technology, Innovation, and Competitiveness Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine fostering innovation in math 
           and science education.
                                              Room to be announced
     10:30 a.m.
       Appropriations
       Legislative Branch Subcommittee
         To resume hearings to examine the progress of 
           construction on the Capitol Visitor Center.
                                                            SD-138

                                 MAY 3
     10:30 a.m.
       Appropriations
       Legislative Branch Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for 
           fiscal year 2007 for the Government Printing Office, 
           Congressional Budget Office, and Office of Compliance.
                                                            SD-138

                                 MAY 17
     10 a.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
       Technology, Innovation, and Competitiveness Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine accelerating the adoption of 
           health information technology.
                                              Room to be announced

                                 MAY 24
     10:30 a.m.
       Appropriations
       Legislative Branch Subcommittee
         To resume hearings to examine the progress of 
           construction on the Capitol Visitor Center.
                                                            SD-138

                                JUNE 14
     10 a.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
       Technology, Innovation, and Competitiveness Subcommittee
         To hold hearings to examine alternative energy 
           technologies.
                                              Room to be announced

                             POSTPONEMENTS

                                MARCH 9
     10 a.m.
       Commerce, Science, and Transportation
         To hold hearings to examine aviation security and the 
           Transportation Security Administration.
                                                            SD-562