Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
June 9, 2009
111th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 155, No. 85 — Daily Edition
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D660-D661] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY AND THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2010 for the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, after receiving testimony from Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury, and Douglas Shulman, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service. APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2010 for the Department of Defense, after receiving testimony from Robert Gates, Secretary, and Admiral Michael Mullen, USN, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, both of the Department of Defense. APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2010 for the Department of Health and Human Services, after receiving testimony from Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services. DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Airland concluded a hearing to examine the Defense Authorization request for fiscal year 2010 and the Future Years Defense Program for tactical aviation programs, after receiving testimony from Vice Admiral David Architzel, USN, Principal Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition, Lieutenant General George J. Trautman III, USMC, Deputy Commandant for Aviation, United States Marine Corps, Lieutenant General Mark D. Shackelford, USAF, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Rear Admiral Allen G. Myers, USN, Director, Warfare Integration/Senior National Representative, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and Major General Marke F. Gibson, USAF, Director of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Department of the Air Force, all of the Department of Defense. [[Page D661]] BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported three nominations in the Army, Navy, and Air Force. OCEANS AND ECONOMIC FUTURE Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard concluded a hearing to examine the role of the oceans in our nation's economic future, after receiving testimony from Deerin Babb-Brott, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Assistant Secretary of Oceans and Coastal Zone Management, Boston; Judith T. Kidlow, National Ocean Economics Program, Moss Landing, California; Alexandra Cousteau, Blue Legacy International, Washington, D.C.; William Fenical, University of California Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego; Brad Warren, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, Seattle, Washington; and Willett Kempton, University of Delaware College of Earth Ocean and Environment, Newark. BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Catherine Radford Zoi, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Energy, Efficiency, and Renewable Energy, and William F. Brinkman, of New Jersey, to be Director of the Office of Science, both of the Department of Energy, and Anne Castle, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OVERSIGHT Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a joint hearing with the Subcommittee on Oversight to examine scientific integrity and transparency reforms at the Environmental Protection Agency, after receiving testimony from Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; John B. Stephenson, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office; Francesca T. Grifo, Union of Concerned Scientists and, Kenneth P. Green, American Enterprise Institute, both of Washington, D.C.; and Lynn R. Goldman, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland. NOMINATIONS Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Ellen O. Tauscher, of California, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator Feinstein and Representative Hoyer, testified and answered questions in her own behalf. NOMINATION Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Eric P. Goosby, of California, to be Ambassador at Large and Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally, Department of State, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf. PROLONGED DETENTION Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution concluded a hearing to examine the legal, moral, and national security consequences of prolonged detention, after receiving testimony from Sarah H. Cleveland, Columbia Law School, New York, New York; and Richard Klingler, Sidley Austin LLP, David H. Laufman, Kelley, Drye, and Warren LLP, Tom Malinowski, Human Rights Watch, Elisa Massimino, Human Rights First, and David B. Rivkin, Jr., Baker and Hostetler LLP, on behalf of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Center for Law and Counterterrorism, all of Washington, D.C. INTELLIGENCE Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community. Committee recessed subject to the call.