Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings
(Daily Digest - June 09, 2009)

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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.

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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.