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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Thursday, March 13

CONGRESS-HOUSE

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10 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Subcommittee on Defense Budget Hearing - Department of Defense. Witnesses: Chuck Hagel, Secretary, Department of Defense; General Martin Dempsey, USA Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Robert Hale, Undersecretary of Defense, Comptroller. http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371306

Location: 2359 Rayburn.

10 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Subcommittee on Homeland Security Budget Hearing - United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Witnesses: Daniel Ragsdale, Deputy Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement; James Dinkins, Executive Associate Director, Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Thomas Homan, Executive Associate Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371316

Location: 2362-A Rayburn.

10 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Budget Hearing - Future of Biomedical Research. Witness: Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. Accompanying Dr. Collins: Harold E. Varmus, M.D., Director, National Cancer Institute; Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National, Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Story C. Landis, Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371302

Location: 2358-C Rayburn.

10 a.m. ARMED SERVICES — Full Committee Recent Developments in Afghanistan. Witnesses: General Joseph Dunford, USMC, Commander, International Security and Assistance Force. http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=101891

Location: 2118 Rayburn.

10 a.m. ENERGY AND COMMERCE — Subcommittee on Health Hearing, "Keeping the Promise: Allowing Seniors to Keep Their Medicare Advantage Plans If They Like Them."

Location: 2123 Rayburn.

10 a.m. VETERANS' AFFAIRS — Full Committee Hearing, "U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2015." http://veterans.house.gov/hearing/us-department-of-veterans-affairs-budget-request-for-fiscal-year-2015

Location: 334 Cannon.

1 p.m. SMALL BUSINESS — Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access hearing on Made in the U.S.A.: Small Businesses and a New Domestic Manufacturing Renaissance. Witnesses: Shirley Mills, Director, The Boston Company, Boston, MA; Robert Hitt, Secretary, South Carolina Department of Commerce, Columbia, SC; Kevin Harberts, President/CEO Kryton Engineered Metals, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA. http://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=364975

Location: 2360 Rayburn.

2 p.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Budget Hearing - Department of Housing and Urban Development. Witness: Shaun Donovan, Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development. http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371304

Location: 2358-A Rayburn.

2 p.m. ARMED SERVICES — Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities hearing on The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the U.S. Special Operations Command and the Posture of U.S. Special Operations Forces. Witnesses: Michael D. Lumpkin, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Admiral William McRaven, USN, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command. http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=101884

Location: 2212 Rayburn.

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