AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Wednesday, March 5
--------------------- COMMITTEE MEETINGS
9:30 a.m. ARMED SERVICES — Meets to receive testimony in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program. Witnesses: Charles T. Hagel, Secretary of Defense; General Martin E. Dempsey, USA, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Location: 216 Hart.
9:30 a.m. HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS — Hearings to examine the nominations of L. Reginald Brothers, Jr., of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary for Science and Technology, and Francis Xavier Taylor, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, both of the Department of Homeland Security.
Location: 342 Dirksen.
10 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Subcommittee on Department of Defense hearings to examine national security space launch programs.
Location: 192 Dirksen.
10 a.m. U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION — U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Developments in the Western Balkans and Policy Responses. Witnesses: Hoyt Yee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Tanja Fajon, Member (Slovenia), European Parliament; Kurt Volker, Executive Director, the McCain Institute for International Leadership.
Location: 106 Dirksen.
10:30 a.m. BUDGET — Hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2015. Witness: Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director, Office of Management and Budget. http://www.budget.senate.gov/
Location: 608 Dirksen.
10:30 a.m. FINANCE — Hearing to examine the administration's fiscal year 2015 budget. The Committee will hear testimony from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.
Location: 215 Dirksen.
10:30 a.m. SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP — Business meeting to consider the nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet, of California, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration. http://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/
Location: 428a Russell.
2:15 p.m. AGING — Hearings to examine income security and the elderly, focusing on securing gains made in the war on poverty.
Location: 562 Dirksen.
2:30 p.m. ARMED SERVICES — Subcommittee on Strategic Forces meets to receive testimony on nuclear forces and policies in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program. Witnesses: M. Elaine Bunn, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy; Lieutenant General Stephen W. Wilson, USAF, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command; Major General Garrett Harencak, USAF, Assistant Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration; Vice Admiral Terry J. Benedict, USN, Director, Strategic Systems Programs.
Location: 222 Russell.
2:30 p.m. COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION — Executive Session to consider legislation and nominations. Agenda: 1. S. 1014, Youth Sports Concussion Act; 2. S. 1406, Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (PAST Act); 3. S. 1468, Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013; 4. S. 2022, the Forensic Science and Standards Act of 2014; 5. S. 2028, the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2014; 6. S. 2049, Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act; 7. H.R. 2052, Global Investment in American Jobs Act; 8. S._____, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy of Visitors Enhancement Act; 9. Nomination of Kelly R. Welsh to be General Counsel of the United States Department of Commerce; 10. Nomination of Kathryn B. Thomson to be General Counsel of the United States Department of Transportation; 11. Nomination of David Arroyo to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; 12. Nominations for Promotion in the United States Coast Guard.
Location: 253 Russell.
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