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Week of October 11, 2011

Oct 11, 2011
Hill Happenings

Washington, Oct 11, 2011 - Tuesday, October 11, 2011

House convenes for legislative business

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS Hearing on - The International Exploitation of Drug Wars and What We Can Do About It; Witnesses: Mr. Eduardo Garcia Valseca, Kidnap victim; Mr. Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas; Mr. Douglas Farah, Senior Fellow, International Assessment and Strategy Center; and Andrew Selee, Ph.D., Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center. 2200 Rayburn

FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON TERRORISM, NONPROLIFERATION, AND TRADE Hearing on - Narcoterrorism and the Long Reach of U.S. Law Enforcement. 2172 Rayburn

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON SPACE AND AERONAUTICS Hearing on - The International Space Station: Lessons from the Soyuz Rocket Failure and Return to Flight; Witnesses: Mr. William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Lieutenant General Thomas P. Stafford, USAF (Ret.), Chairman, International Space Station Advisory Committee; and Vice Admiral Joseph W. Dyer, USN (Ret.), Chairman, Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. 2318 Rayburn

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rep. Rohrabacher is speaking on a panel with 2 other representatives from the Hill and the executive branch regarding export controls. The COMSTAC is the official advisory group to the Office of Commercial Space Transportation at the FAA. It meets twice a year to discuss various issues related to commercial space and make recommendations to the FAA in this area. National Housing Center, 1201 15th Street, NW

FOREIGN AFFAIRS FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - Emerging Threats and Security in the Western Hemisphere: Next Steps for U.S. Policy; Witnesses: The Honorable William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Philip S. Goldberg, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Daniel L. Glaser, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of Treasury; and General Douglas Fraser (Invited), Commander, U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Department of Defense. 2172 Rayburn

FOREIGN AFFAIRS FULL COMMITTEE Markup of: H.R. 2829, To promote transparency, accountability, and reform within the United Nations system, and for other purposes. 2172 Rayburn

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Hearing on - Advancing Coal Research and Development for a Secure Energy Future; Witnesses: Ms. Janet Gellici, Chief Executive Officer, American Coal Council; Mr. Nick Akins, President, American Electric Power, Mr. David Foerter, Executive Director, Institute of Clean Air Companies; and Mr. Stu Dalton, Senior Government Representative-Generation, Electric Power Research Institute. (Additional Witnesses TBA) 2318 Rayburn

Friday, October 14, 2011

FOREIGN AFFAIRS FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - Iran and Syria: Next Steps---Part II; Witnesses: The Honorable Wendy R. Sherman, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable David S. Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury. 2172 Rayburn

House adjourns until October 24th, 2011.