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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Wednesday, March 5

CONGRESS-HOUSE

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10 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Budget Hearing - Department of Agriculture. Witnesses: Phyllis Fong, Inspector General, Department of Agriculture; Karen Ellis, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Department of Agriculture; Gil Harden, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, Department of Agriculture. http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=370567

Location: 2362-A Rayburn.

NEW

10 a.m. DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS — House Democrats to hold press availability after Democratic Caucus meeting. Time approcximate. Subject: "House Republicans' 50th Vote To Undermine and Repeal the Affordable Care Act." With Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34); Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Joe Crowley (NY-14).

Location: HVC-210 alcove stakeout location.

Contacts: James Gleeson, 202-225-7295

10 a.m. FOREIGN AFFAIRS — Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Hearing, "Threats to Israel: Terrorist Funding and Trade Boycotts." Witnesses: Edwin Black, author; David Pollack, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Steven Peries, senior partner, Peries Law Firm P.C. Event link: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-threats-israel-terrorist-funding-and-trade-boycotts

Location: 2172 Rayburn.

NEW

10 a.m. HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP STAKEOUT — Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH); Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA); Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA); Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS); Representative Doug Collins (R-GA). CONTACT: Conference Communications Office 202-226-9000 conferencepress@mail.house.gov

Location: RNC Lobby.

UPDATED

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. PROMOTINGPRIVACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE — The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, will speak on issues relating to how privacy is essential to both freedom and innovation, in a presentation to the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus this week. The event will be co-hosted by Representatives Joe Barton and Diana DeGette, co-chairs of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus.

Location: 2218 Rayburn.

Contacts: Sean Brown (Rep Barton) (202) 225-2002

Trell Huether Trell.Huether@ipc.on.ca (416-326-3939)

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FLOOR SCHEDULE

12 p.m. — The House will meet for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 4118 - Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act (Rep. Jenkins - Ways and Means) (Subject to a Rule). The House is also expected to begin consideration of H.R. 3826 - Electricity Security and Affordability Act (Rep. Whitfield - Energy and Commerce) (Subject to a Rule)

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS

UPDATED

9:30 a.m. OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM — "The IRS: Targeting Americans for Their Political Beliefs." http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/irs-targeting-americans-political-beliefs/

Location: 2154 Rayburn.,

10 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Budget Hearing - Department of Agriculture. Witnesses: Phyllis Fong, Inspector General, Department of Agriculture; Karen Ellis, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Department of Agriculture; Gil Harden, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, Department of Agriculture. http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=370567

Location: 2362-A Rayburn.

10 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Budget Hearing - Library of Congress. Witnesses: Dr. James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress; Robert Dizard, Deputy Librarian of Congress. http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=370375

Location: HT-2 The Capitol.

10 a.m. ARMED SERVICES — The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests from the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Africa Command. and ADDED: Pacific Command. Witnesses: Witnesses: General Lloyd J. Austin III, USA, Commander, U.S. Central Command; General David M. Rodriguez, USA, Commander, U.S. Africa Command. ADDED: Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, USN, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=101826

Location: 2118 Rayburn.

NEW

10 a.m. EDUCATION & THE WORKFORCE — Full Committee Hearing: "Culture of Union Favoritism: The Return of the NLRBs Ambush Election Rule."

Location: 2175 Rayburn.

POSTPONED

10 a.m. ENERGY AND COMMERCE — Reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act. Witnesses: Marci Burdick, Senior Vice President of Broadcasting, Schurz Communications, Inc.; Michael Powell, President and CEO, National Cable and Telecommunications Association; Mike Palkovic, Executive Vice President, Services and Operations, DIRECTV; Matt Zinn, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, TiVo. http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/reauthorization-satellite-television-extension-and-localism-act

Location: 2123 Rayburn.

10 a.m. FINANCIAL SERVICES — Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Hearing entitled "Data Security: Examining Efforts to Protect Americans Financial Information. Panel I: William Noonan, Deputy Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Investigation Division, Cyber Operations, United States Secret Service; Larry Zelvin, Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Panel II: Troy Leach, Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council; Greg Garcia, Advisor, Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center; David Fortney, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Development, The Clearing House Payments Company; Edmund Mierzwinski, Consumer Program Director, U.S. PIRG. http://financialservices.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371096

Location: 2128 Rayburn.

10 a.m. FOREIGN AFFAIRS — Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Hearing, "Threats to Israel: Terrorist Funding and Trade Boycotts." Witnesses: Edwin Black, author; David Pollack, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Steven Peries, senior partner, Peries Law Firm P.C. Event link: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-threats-israel-terrorist-funding-and-trade-boycotts

Location: 2172 Rayburn.

10 a.m. TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE — Overview of Public-Private Partnerships for Highway and Transit Projects. UPDATED WITNESS LIST: Joseph Kile, Assistant Director for Microeconomic Studies, Congressional Budget Office; James M. Bass, Interim Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Texas Department of Transportation; Phillip Washington, General Manager, Regional Transportation District; Richard A. Fierce, Senior Vice President, Fluor; on behalf of Associated General Contractors of America. http://transport.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=370773

Location: 2167 Rayburn.

NEW

10 a.m. TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE — The Subcommittee on Aviation will hold a roundtable policy discussion on Wednesday to review how the Federal Aviation Administration can best utilize the data from the six unmanned aircraft system test ranges.

Location: 2255 Rayburn.

UPDATED

10:30 a.m. JUDICIARY — Markup of H.R. ____, The "Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enforcements (ENFORCE) Act"; H.R. 3732, The "Immigration Compliance Enforcement (ICE) Act"; H.R. 3973, The "Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014." http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/hearings?ID=55965D95-7C7C-43E6-B094-C1C718AD5550

Location: 2141 Rayburn.

11 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Budget Hearing - Government Accountability Office. Witness: Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General, Government Accountability Office. http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=370376

Location: HT-2 The Capitol.

1 p.m. SMALL BUSINESS — Committee on Small Business will hold markups on: H.R. 2432, "Women's Procurement Program Equalization Act of 2013." The legislation's original sponsor is Ms. Velazquez (D-NY). http://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371339 H.R. 4121 "Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2014." The legislation's original sponsor is Ms. Velazquez (D-NY). http://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371343 H.R. 4093, "Greater Opportunities for Small Business Act of 2014." http://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=364948 H.R. 776 "Security in Bonding Act of 2013." http://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371336 H.R. 2882, "Improving Opportunities for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Act of 2013." The Legislation's original co-sponsors are Mr. Coffman, (R-CO), Chairman Sam Graves, (R-MO), Mr. Miller, (R-FL), Mr. Flores, (R-TX), Mr. Hanna, (R-NY), and Mr. Connolly, (D-VA). http://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371335 H.R. 4094, "Contracting Data and Bundling Accountability Act of 2014." http://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371313 H.R. 2751, "Commonsense Construction Contracting Act of 2013." The legislation's original co-sponsors are Mr. Hanna, (R-NY), Chairman Sam Graves, (R-MO), Ms. Meng, (D-NY). http://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371332

Location: 2360 Rayburn.

2 p.m. COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET — Full committee hearing on The President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget. Witness: Sylvia M. Burwell, Director, Office of Management and Budget. http://budget.house.gov/hearingschedule2014/hearing352014.htm

Location: 210 Cannon.

2 p.m. FINANCIAL SERVICES — Oversight and Investigations subcommittee 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 Financial Officer, RocketHub; Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Professor Michael S. Barr, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School. http://financialservices.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=370894

Location: 2128 Rayburn.

3 p.m. RULES — H.R.2641 - Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013; H.R.2824 - Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America.

Location: H-313.

10 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.

Notes: DATE AND TIME CHANGED TO 10 a.m. MARCH 5th.

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