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Week of March 27, 2012

Mar 27, 2012
Hill Happenings

Washington, Mar 29 -

Tuesday, March 27th

House convenes for legislative business

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION Hearing on - Fostering the U.S. Competitive Edge: Examining the Effect of Federal Policies on Competition, Innovation, and Job Growth. 2318 Rayburn

Rep. Rohrabacher addresses Newsmakers event at the National Press Club on the topic of Balochistan and U.S. /Pakistan relations

Constituent meetings


Wednesday, March 28th

House convenes for legislative business

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - Securing the Promise of the International Space Station: Challenges and Opportunities; Witnesses: Mr. William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Ms. Cristina Chaplain, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, U.S. Government Accountability Office; and Lieutenant General Thomas P. Stafford, USAF (Ret.), Chairman, International Space Station Advisory Committee. 2318 Rayburn

FOREIGN AFFAIRS FULL COMMITTEE Markup of: H.R. 4240, To reauthorize the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, and for other purposes; followed by a Hearing on - Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part One: Military and Economic Agression; Witnesses: Mr. Dean Cheng, Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation; Mr. John J. Tkacik, Jr., Senior Fellow and Director of the Future Asia Project, International Assessment and Strategy Center; Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D., Commissioner, United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission; and Taylor Fravel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, Security Studies Program Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2172 Rayburn

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Hearing on - To Observe and Protect: How NOAA Procures Data for Weather Forecasting; Witnesses: Ms. Mary Kicza, Assistant Administrator, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, NOAA; Dr Alexander MacDonald, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Research Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA; Mr. John Murphy, Chief, Programs and Plans Division, National Weather Service, NOAA; Mr. Eric Webster, Vice President and Director, Weather Systems, ITT Exelis; Dr. David Crain, Chief Executive Officer, GeoMetWatch; Mr. Bruce Lev, Vice Chairman, AirDat LLC; and Dr. Berrien Moore, Dean, University of Oklahoma College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, and Director, National Weather Center. 2318 Rayburn

Constituent Meetings

Rep. Rohrabacher scheduled to give remarks at NASA’s Hands on Technology Demo Day, Gold Room, Rayburn.


Thursday, March 29th

House convenes for legislative business

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS AND OVERSIGHT Hearing on - Federally Funded Research: Examining Public Access and Scholarly Publication Interests. 2318 Rayburn