Week of April 4, 2011

Apr 4, 2011
Hill Happenings

Washington, Apr 4, 2011 -
Tuesday, April 5th

House convenes for legislative business

FOREIGN AFFAIRS FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - Watching the Watchers: The Need for Systemic Reforms and Independence of the State Department Inspector General; Witnesses: Ms. Jeanette M. Franzel, Managing Director, Financial Management and Assurance Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office; and Mr. Harold W. Geisel, Deputy Inspector General, U.S. Department of State. 2172 Rayburn

FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE MIDDLE EAST AND SOUTH ASIA Hearing on - Assessing U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities and Needs Amidst Economic Challenges in South Asia; Witnesses: The Honorable Robert O. Blake, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Administrator for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development; Mr. Daniel Feldman, Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Donald Sampler, Deputy Director, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, U.S. Agency for International Development. 2172 Rayburn

Wednesday, April 6th

House convenes for legislative business

FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS Hearing on - Is America's Overseas Broadcasting Undermining our National Interest and the Fight Against Tyrannical Regimes?; Witnesses: Ms. Jennifer Park Stout, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Philo L. Dibble, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable S. Enders Wimbush, Board Member, Broadcasting Board of Governors; John Lenczowski, Ph.D., President, Institute of World Politics; Mr. Shiyu Zhou, Vice President, New Tang Dynasty Television; and Mr. Robert Reilly, Former Director, Voice of America. 2200 Rayburn

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Hearing on - Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies; Witnesses: Dr. Victor Der, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Department of Energy; David Miller, Director, Standards, American Petroleum Institute; Owen Kratz, President and CEO, Helix Energy Solutions Group; and Dr. Molly Macauley, Research Director and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future. (Additional Witness TBA) 2318 Rayburn

Thursday, April 7th

FOREIGN AFFAIRS FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - Reforming the United Nations: The Future of U.S. Policy; Witness is The Honorable Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, U.S. Department of State. 2172 Rayburn

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION Hearing on - Are We Prepared? Assessing Earthquake Risk Reduction in the United States. (Witnesses TBA) 2318 Rayburn