Monday, July 26, 2010

Hearings on the Hill

7/27 – 10:00am, 2118 Rayburn House Office Bldg., House Armed Services Committee Full committee hearing on "Japan: Recent Security Developments." Witnesses: Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Wallace Gregson, Assistant Defense Secretary for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs; Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Assistant Secretary of the Navy For Energy, Installations, And Environment.  

7/27 – 9:30am, 2172 Rayburn House Office Bldg., House Foreign Affairs Committee International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight Subcommittee hearing on "Achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals: Progress through Partnerships." Witnesses: Kathy Calvin, Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation; John McArthur, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Promise; Scott C. Ratzan, Vice President, Global Health, Government Affairs and Policy, Johnson & Johnson. 

7/27- 2:00pm, 2172 Rayburn House Office Bldg., House Foreign Affairs Committee Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment Subcommittee hearing on "Climate Change Finance: Providing Assistance for Vulnerable Countries." Witnesses: Lael Brainard, Treasury Undersecretary, International Affairs; Jonathan Pershing, Deputy, Special Envoy for Climate Change, State Department; Navy Rear Adm. David Titley, Oceanographer, and Navigator, Navy; Elliot Diringer, Vice President, International Strategies, Pew Center on Global Climate Change; Redmond Clark, Chairman, and CEO, CBL Industrial Service. 

7/29- 10:00am, 2154 Rayburn House Office Bldg., House Oversight and Government Reform Full Committee hearing on "Implementation of Iran Sanctions," focusing on efforts to discourage companies from doing business with Iran while the country continues to attempt to develop nuclear weapons and support terrorism. Witnesses: Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, Partner, Covington and Burling LLP; Joseph Christoff, Director, International Affairs and Trade, Government Accountability Office; Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

7/29- 10:00am, 2118 Rayburn House Office Bldg., House Armed Services Full Committee hearing on "Final Report of the Independent Panel's Assessment of the Quadrennial Defense Review." Witnesses: William Perry, Former Defense Secretary; Stephen Hadley, Co-Chairman, Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel.

7/29 – 9:30am, G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Senate Armed Services Committee Full committee hearing on the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). Witnesses: Hon. Rose E. Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, Department of State; Edward L. Warner III, Secretary of Defense Representative to Post-START Negotiations, Department of Defense.

7/29 – 2:30pm, 342 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee hearing on "Closing the Language Gap: Improving the Federal Government's Foreign Language Capabilities." Witnesses: David Maurer, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Team, Government Accountability Office; Jeff Neal, Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Homeland Security; Nancy Weaver, Director, Defense Language Office, Defense Department; David Chu, former Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness; Richard Brecht, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Study of Language, University of Maryland; Daniel Davidson, President, Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Councils for Languages and International Studies.

Note: The House of Representatives goes on recess on Friday July 30 and will not return until September 14.

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