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Week of October 25, 2011

Oct 25, 2011
Hill Happenings

Washington, Oct 25, 2011 - Tuesday, October 25, 2011

House convenes for legislative business.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - Deployment of U.S. Forces in Central Africa and Implementation of The Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act; Witnesses: The Honorable Donald Yamamoto, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; and The Honorable Alexander Vershbow (Invited), Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense. 2172 Rayburn

Special briefing - sponsored by the Serbian Unity Congress in conjunction with the Serbian American Caucus on the democratization progress of Serbia, its path to EU integration and other developments in the Balkans. *Featuring - Ms. Slavica Djukic Dejanovic, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia; and Ms. Natasa Vuckovic, MP, National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. Also present will be members of a special delegation of women leaders from Serbia visiting the US as part of a USAID project, US-Serbia Women's Leadership Networking Project. 2203 Rayburn


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

House convenes for legislative business.

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - NASA's Commercial Crew Development Program: Accomplishments and Challenges; Witnesses: Mr. John Elbon, Vice President and General Manager, Space Exploration Division, The Boeing Company; Mr. Steve Lindsey, Director, Space Exploration, Sierra Nevada Space Systems; Mr. Elon Musk, CEO and CTO, Space Exploration Technologies; Mr. Charles Precourt, Vice President and General Manager, ATK Space Launch Systems; Mr. George Sowers, Vice President, Business Development and Advanced Programs, United Launch Alliance; The Honorable Paul K. Martin, Inspector General, NASA; and Mr. Bill Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA. 2318 Rayburn


Thursday, October 27, 2011

FOREIGN AFFAIRS FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - Afghanistan and Pakistan: Transition and the Way Forward; Witnesses: The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State. 2172 Rayburn

JOINT HEARING IO & EE SUBCOMMITTEES on - Review of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future Draft Recommendations; Witnesses: Mr. Jack Spencer, Research Fellow, Nuclear Energy Policy, Heritage Foundation; Dr. Peter Swift, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratory; Dr. Roger Kasperson, Professor and Distinguished Scientist, Clark University; Mr. Gary Hollis, Chairman, Nye County Board of County Commissioners; Mr. Rick McLeod, Executive Director, Savannah River Site Reuse Organization; and Dr. Mark Peters, Deputy Laboratory Director for Programs, Argonne National Laboratory. (Additional Witnesses TBA) 2318 Rayburn


House adjourns until November 1, 2011.