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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Thursday, March 13

CONGRESS-SENATE

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9:30 a.m. ARMED SERVICES — Meets to receive testimony on U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program. Witnesses: General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., USA, Commander, U.S. Northern Command and Commander, North A http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/us-northern-command-and-us-southern-command\_03/13/2014merican Aerospace Defense Command; General John F. Kelly, USMC, Commander, U.S. Southern Command.

Location: G50 Dirksen.

9:55 a.m. HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS — Business meeting. http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/business-meeting-3/13/2014

Location: 342 Dirksen.

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10 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee Hearing, "FY 2015 Budget Request for the Department of Transportation." Witness: Anthony Foxx, Secretary, Department of Transportation. http://www.appropriations.senate.gov/events.cfm?date=3/13/2014

Location: 138 Dirksen.

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10 a.m. BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS — Confirmation hearing on Dr. Stanley Fischer To be a Member and Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Jerome H. Powell To be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Lael Brainard To be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Gustavo Velasquez Aguilar to be an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; J. Mark McWatters,To be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board. http://www.banking.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing\_ID=adc83227-bf93-4387-9922-08d62b25930a

Location: 538 Dirksen.

Notes: Rescheduled from March 4.

10 a.m. FINANCE — Hearing, titled "Innovative Ideas to Strengthen and Expand the Middle Class. Witnesses: . George Packer, Staff Writer, The New Yorker Magazine and author of "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America," Brooklyn, N.Y.; Dr. William C. Dunkelberg, Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Business, Washington, D.C.; Diane Swonk, Chief Economist and Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial, Chicago, Ill.; Dr. Lawrence B. Lindsey, President and CEO, The Lindsey Group, Fairfax, Va.; Dr. Leonard E. Burman, Director, Tax Policy Center, The Urban Institute, Washington, D.C. http://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/

Location: 215 Dirksen.

10 a.m. HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR, AND PENSIONS — Full Committee Hearing - Protecting the Public Health: Examining FDAs Initiatives and Priorities. http://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=f1553a3b-5056-a032-527f-43e14d1ba318

Location: 430 Dirksen.

10 a.m. HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS — The Homeland Security Departments Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2015. http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/the-homeland-security-departments-budget-submission-for-fiscal-year-2015

Location: 342 Dirksen.

10 a.m. INDIAN AFFAIRS — An oversight hearing to examine tribal transportation, focusing on pathways to infrastructure and economic development in Indian country. http://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/oversight-hearing-receive-testimony-tribal-transportation-pathways-infrastructure-and

Location: 628 Dirksen.

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10:30 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee Hearing, "FY 2015 Budget Request for the Department of State." Witness: John F. Kerry, Secretary, Department of State. http://www.appropriations.senate.gov/events.cfm?date=3/13/2014

Location: 226 Dirksen.

11 a.m. COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION — Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security hearing on The U.S. Aviation Industry and Jobs: Keeping American Manufacturing Competitive. http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Home

Location: 253 Russell.

11:15 a.m. FOREIGN RELATIONS — Hearing on Keystone XL and the National Interest Determination. Witnesses: Karen Harbert, President and CEO, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Dr. James Hansen, Director of the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions, Adjunct Professer, Columbia University Earth Institute, New York, NY; Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club, San Francisco, CA; General James L. Jones, Jr. USMC (Ret.), President, Jones Group International, Washington, DC. http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/031314am

Location: 419 Dirksen.

2:30 p.m. HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS — Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia hearing on The Federal Emergency Management Agencys Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2015.

Location: 342 Dirksen.

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