Janet Yellen, meet the House of Representatives

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen will testify in the House next week on the Fed's monetary policy course and the state of the economy, less than two weeks after she took over her post from Ben Bernanke.

Yellen will meet with the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday, giving members of the committee their first chance to ask about her views on the Fed's bond-buying program that most agree helped lift stocks last year, and the slow winding down of this program.

Yellen was confirmed by the Senate in a 56-26 vote on January 6 — several senators were missing as ice and snow delayed flights and prevented many from returning to Washington in time.

Also next week, the House Homeland Security will meet Wednesday to hear from newly installed Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Details on these and other key hearings follow:

House Armed Services

February 11, "United States Security Policy and Defense Posture in the Middle East"
     10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn House Office Building

February 12, "Overcoming Obstacles in Acquisition Reform"
     10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn House Office Building

House Energy & Commerce

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

February 11, "Department of Energy Oversight: Status of Clean Coal Programs"
     10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn House Office Building

House Financial Services

February 11, "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy," Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies
     10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

House Homeland Security

February 12, "The Secretary's Vision for the Future — Challenges and Priorities," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies
     9 a.m., 311 Cannon House Office Building

House Science, Space, and Technology

Subcommittee on Environment

February 11, "Ensuring Open Science at EPA"
     10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn House Office Building

House Small Business

February 11, "Building on the Wireless Revolution: Opportunities and Barriers for Small Firms"
     1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn House Office Building

House Transportation & Infrastructure

February 10, "The Charleston, West Virginia Chemical Spill"
     9 a.m., field hearing at the Kanawha County Courthouse, Charleston, W.Va.

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