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Jun 7, 2010
Hill Happenings


The place to keep up with Rep. Rohrabacher’s daily activities while in Washington, D.C. From congressional hearings to press conferences to House floor speeches, this is the place to get a dose of the day to day for Congressman Rohrabacher on Capitol Hill.


Huntington Beach, Jun 7, 2010 -
Working in the District

Washington, Tues, Jun 8 -

House convenes for Legislative Business

Washington, Wed, Jun 9 -

House Convenes for Legislative Business

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Hearing on - Deluge of Oil Highlights Research and Technology Needs for Effective Cleanup of Oil Spills; Witnesses: Mr. Douglas Helton, Incident Operations Coordinator, Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service at NOAA; Captain Anthony Lloyd, Chief, Office of Incident Management and Preparedness, U.S. Coast Guard; Ms. Sharon Buffington, Chief, Engineering and Research Branch, Offshore Energy, Minerals Management, Minerals Management Service; Dr. Albert Venosa, Director, Land Remediation and Pollution Control Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development (ORD) at EPA; Dr. Jeffery Short, Pacific Science Director, Oceana; Dr. Samantha Joye, Professor of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia; Dr. Richard Haut, Senior Research Scientist, Houston Advanced Research Center; Dr. Nancy Kinner, University of New Hampshire Co-Director, Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC); and Mr. Kevin Costner, Partner, Ocean Therapy Solutions. 2318 Rayburn

FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND OVERSIGHT Hearing on - Women as Agents of Change: Advancing the Role of Women in Politics and Civil Society; Witnesses: The Honorable Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Office of Global Women's Issues; U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Kenneth Wollack, President, National Democratic Institute; The Honorable Swanee Hunt, Chair, Institute for Inclusive Security, (Former U.S. Ambassador to Austria); and Ms. Judy Van Rest, Executive Vice President, The International Republican Institute. 2172 Rayburn

Washington, Thur, Jun 10 -

THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM MEMORIAL - with Remarks by Members of Congress, Ambassadors and other VIPs and the presentation of wreaths and flowers from around the world.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - Human Rights Democracy Assistance: Increasing the Effectiveness of U.S. Foreign Aid; Witnesses: Ms. Jennifer L. Windsor, Executive Director, Freedom House; Thomas Carothers, J.D., Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Elisa Massimino, J.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Human Rights First; and The Honorable Lorne W. Craner, President, International Republican Institute, (Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor). 2172 Rayburn

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON RESEARCH AND SCIENCE EDUCATION Hearing on - From the Lab Bench to the Marketplace: Improving Technology Transfer; Witnesses: Dr. Thomas W. Peterson, Assistant Director, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation; Ms. Lesa Mitchell, Vice President of Advancing Innovation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; Mr. W. Mark Crowell, Executive Director & Associate Vice President for Innovation Partnerships and Commercialization, University of Virginia; Mr. Wayne Watkins, Associate Vice President for Research, University of Akron; Mr. Keith L. Crandell, Co-founder and Managing Director, ARCH Venture Partners; and Mr. Neil D. Kane, President and Co-founder, Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. 2318 Rayburn

FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON ASIA, THE PACIFIC AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT Hearing on - Thailand: The Path Toward Reconciliation; Witnesses: The Honorable Scot Marciel, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Karl Jackson, Ph.D., Director of Asian Studies and South East Asia Studies, the Paul H. Nitze school of Advanced International Studies; Ms. Catharin E. Dalpino, Visiting Associate Professor, Asian Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; and Mr. Richard Cronin, Senior Associate, The Henry L. Stimson Center. 2172 Rayburn

Washington, Fri, Jun 11 -