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Week of December 5, 2011

Dec 5, 2011
Hill Happenings

Washington, Dec 6, 2011 - Monday, December 5, 2011 

House convenes 


Tuesday, December 6, 2011 

House convenes for legislative business 

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - The Next Great Observatory: Assessing the James Webb Space Telescope; Witnesses: Mr. Rick Howard, Program Manager, James Webb Space Telescope, NASA; Dr. Roger Blandford, Professor of Physics, Stanford University; Dr. Garth Illingworth, Professor & Astronomer, UCO/Lick Observatory, University of California, Santa Cruz; and Mr. Jeffrey D. Grant, Sector Vice President & General Manager, Space Systems Division, Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems. 2318 Rayburn 


Wednesday, December 7, 2011 

House convenes for legislative business 

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Hearing on - Energy Critical Elements: Identifying Research Needs and Strategic Priorities; Witnesses: The Honorable David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, Department of Energy; Dr. Derek Scissors, Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation; Dr. Robert Jaffe, Jane and Otto Morningstar Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dr. Karl Gschneidner, Senior Materials Scientist, Ames National Laboratory; and Mr. Luka Erceg, President and CEO, Simbol Materials. 2318 Rayburn 

HCFA O&I and MESA Joint Subcommittee Hearing on - Camp Ashraf: Iraqi Obligations and State Department Accountability; Witnesses: The Honorable Daniel Fried, Special Advisor on Ashraf, U.S. Department of State; Mrs. Barbara Leaf, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Chairman, Henry L. Stimson Center; Colonel Wes Martin, USA, (Retired), (Former Base Commander of Camp Ashraf); and Elizabeth Ferris, Ph.D., Co-Director, Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacment. 2172 Rayburn 


Thursday, December 8, 2011 

House convenes for legislative business 


Friday, December 9, 2011 

House adjourns until December 12th, 2011.