Week of September 13, 2011

Sep 13, 2011
Hill Happenings

Washington, Sep 13, 2011 - 

Tuesday, September 13 

House convenes for Legislative Business 

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - STEM in Action: Inspiring the Science and Engineering Workforce of Tomorrow; Witnesses: Mr. Tony Norman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Innovation First International, Inc.; Ms. Nancy Conrad, Chairman, Conrad Foundation; Mr. Michael D. Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment Software Association. (Additional Witnesses TBA) 2318 Rayburn 

HCFA WHEM and O&I Joint Subcommittee Hearing on - Has Merida Evolved? Part One: The Evolution of Drug Cartels and the Threat to Mexico's Governance; Witnesses: Gary M. Shiffman, Adjunct Professor, Ph.D., Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University; Andrew Selee, Ph.D., Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars; Robert J. Bunker, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Small Wars Journal El Centro; and Pamela Starr, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Public Diplomacy and the School of International Relations, Director of the U.S.-Mexico Network, University of Southern California. 2172 Rayburn 

Constituent Meetings 

Wednesday, September 14 

House convenes for Legislative Business 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - Promoting Peace? Reexamining U.S. Aid to the Palestinian Authority, Part II; Witnesses: The Honorable Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Mr. James Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, The Heritage Foundation; Jonathan Schanzer, Ph.D., Vice President of Research, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; and Mr. David Makovsky, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, Director of Project on the Middle East Peace Process, The Washington Institute. 2172 Rayburn 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON TERRORISM, NONPROLIFERATION, AND TRADE Hearing on - U.S.-India Counterterrorism Cooperation: Deepening the Partnership. 2200 Rayburn 

Constituent Meetings 

Thursday, September 15 

SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - Out of Thin Air: EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule; Witnesses: Dr. Bryan W. Shaw, Chairman, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; Mr. Gregory Stella, Senior Scientist, Alpine Geophysics, LLC; Mr. Barry T. Smitherman, Commissioner, Texas Railroad Commission; Mr. Wayne E. Penrod, Executive Manager, Environmental Policy, Sunflower Electric Power Corporation; Mr. Chip Merriam, Chief Legislative & Regulatory Compliance Officer, Orlando Utilities Commission; and The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency. 2318 Rayburn 

Constituent Meetings 

House adjorns until Sept 20th