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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Tuesday, March 4

CONGRESS-HOUSE

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10 a.m. AGRICULTURE — Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture Public Hearing To Review the Smith-Lever Act on its 100th Anniversary. Witnesses: Panel I: Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.; Tess Hammock, National 4-H Council Board of Trustees, Youth Class, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; Dr. A. Scott Reed, Vice Provost, University Outreach and Engagement & Director, Oregon State University Extension Service, Corvallis, Oregon; Delbert T. Foster, Acting Vice President, Land-Grant Services, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina. http://agriculture.house.gov/hearing/review-smith-lever-act-its-100th-anniversary

Location: 1300 Longworth.

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10 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Budget Hearing - Government Printing Office. Witnesses: Davita Vance-Cooks, Public Printer, Government Printing Office. http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=370372

Location: HT-2 The Capitol.

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10 a.m. ARMED SERVICES — The Posture of the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command. Witnesses: Admiral Cecil D. Haney, USN, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, USN, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=101825

Location: 2118 Rayburn.

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10 a.m. ENERGY AND COMMERCE — Hearing on Keeping the Promise: How Better Managing Medicare Can Protect Seniors. Witnesses: Kathleen King, Director, Health Care, Government Accountability Office; James Cosgrove, Director, Health Care, Government Accountability Office; Robert Vito, Regional Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/keeping-promise-how-better-managing-medicare-can-protect-seniors

Location: 2123 Rayburn.

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10 a.m. FINANCIAL SERVICES — Oversight and Investigations Hearing entitled "The Growth of Financial Regulation and its Impact on International Competitiveness. Witnesses: Louise Bennetts, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Alon Hillel-Tuch, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RocketHub; Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Dr. Christopher Brummer, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law. http://financialservices.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=370894

Location: 2128 Rayburn.

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10 a.m. FOREIGN AFFAIRS — Joint Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa hearing on Irans Support for Terrorism Worldwide. Witnesses: Pete Hoekstra, Shillman Senior Fellow, The Investigative Project on Terrorism, (Former Chairman of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence); Matthew Levitt, Ph.D., Director and Fromer-Wexler Fellow, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; J. Matthew McInnis, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute. http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/joint-subcommittee-hearing-iran-s-support-terrorism-worldwide

Location: 2172 Rayburn.

10 a.m. HOMELAND SECURITY — Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security Hearing: The Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan and its Impact on Border Security. Witnesses: Mark Borkowski, Assistant Commissionerm, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Rebecca Gambler, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Location: 311 Cannon.

POSTPONED

10 a.m. NATURAL RESOURCES — Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation legislative hearing on: H.R. ___ (Bishop), To amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to improve consistency and accountability in the collection and expenditure of Federal recreation fees, and for other purposes; H.R. 2743 (Nugent), To make the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available at a discount to certain veterans. "Veterans Eagle Parks Pass Act; H.R. 3976 (Ruiz), To provide for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability, and for other purposes. "Wounded Veterans Recreation Act. http://naturalresources.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=370652

Location: 1324 Longworth.

CANCELED

10 a.m. NATURAL RESOURCES — Oversight Hearing on "Domestic Transmission and Pipelines: Moving America's New Energy Resources Across Federal Lands". http://naturalresources.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=369791

Location: 1334 Longworth.

10 a.m. OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM — Mixed Signals: The Administration's Stance on Marijuana, Part Two. http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/mixed-signals-administrations-stance-marijuana-part-two/

Location: 2154 Rayburn.

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10 a.m. SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY — "Can Technology Protect Americans from International Cybercriminals? Witnesses: Dr. Charles H. Romine, Director, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Bob Russo, General Manager, Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, LLC; Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director, Smart Card Alliance; Justin Brookman, Director, Consumer Privacy, Center for Democracy & Technology; Steven Chabinsky, Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs, CrowdStrike, Inc.; Former Deputy Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation - Cyber Division.

Location: 2318 Rayburn.

10:30 a.m. JUDICIARY — Full committee Hearing: Exploring Alternative Solutions on the Internet Sales Tax Issue. Witness Panel 1: Chris Cox, Counsel, NetChoice, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP; Joe Crosby, Principal, MultiState Associates Incorporated; Stephen P. Kranz, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery; William E. Moschella, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLC; Andrew Moylan, Outreach Director and Senior Fellow, R Street Institute; James H. Sutton Jr., Shareholder, Moffa, Gainor, & Sutton, P.A. http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/2014/3/exploring-alternative-solutions-on-the-internet-sales-tax-issue

Location: 2141 Rayburn.

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12 p.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Legislative Branch Budget Hearing - Congressional Budget Office. Witness: Dr. Doug Elmendorf, Director, Congressional Budget Office. http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=370374

Location: HT-2 The Capitol.

1:30 p.m. OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM — Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census - Alaska Bypass Mail Delivery: A Broken System. http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/alaska-bypass-mail-delivery-broken-system/

Location: 2154 Rayburn.

2 p.m. AGRICULTURE — Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture Hearing To Review the Smith-Lever Act on its 100th Anniversary.

Location: 1300 Longworth.

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2 p.m. NATURAL RESOURCES — Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on "National Fish Hatchery System: Strategic Hatchery and Workforce Planning Report. http://naturalresources.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=370649

Location: 1324 Longworth.

3 p.m. RULES — Full committee Hearing: H.R.4118 - Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act. http://rules.house.gov/bill/113/hr-4118

Location: H-313 The Capitol.

4 p.m. RULES — Hearing: H.R.3826 - Electricity Security and Affordability Act. http://rules.house.gov/bill/113/hr-3826

Location: H-313 The Capitol.

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