Senate panels set to review Obama’s budget next week

The Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday to examine President Obama’s 2015 budget.

Republicans are expected to blast Obama for not including major entitlement reforms, while Democrats will praise his calls for increased infrastructure spending.

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Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell will testify before the Budget Committee and defend the administration’s priorities.

On the same day, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will defend the president’s budget before the Senate Finance Committee.

On Wednesday, Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey will also defend their proposed Pentagon budget — which drastically reduced troop levels — to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Details on these and other Senate hearings follow:

Senate Aging

March 5, “Income Security and the Elderly: Securing Gains made in the War on Poverty”
2:15 p.m., 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

March 6, “Nominations”
10 a.m., 328A Russell Senate Office Building

Senate Armed Services

March 5, “Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program”
9:30 a.m., 216 Hart Senate Office Building

March 6, “U.S. Central Command and U.S. Africa Command”
9:30 a.m., G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

March 4, “Nominations”
10 a.m., 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

March 6, “MAP-21 Reauthorization: The Federal Role and Current Challenges to Public Transportation”
10 a.m., 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Budget

March 5, “The President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal”
10:30 a.m., 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation

March 5, “Nominations”
2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Senate Office Building

March 6, “Enhancing Our Rail Safety: Current Challenges for Passenger and Freight Rail”
11 a.m., 253 Russell Senate Office Building

Senate Environment and Public Works

March 6, “Preventing Potential Chemical Threats and Improving Safety: Oversight of the President’s Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security”
10 a.m., 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Finance

March 5, “The President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget”
10:30 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Foreign Relations

March 6, “Syria Spillover: The Growing Threat of Terrorism and Sectarianism in the Middle East”
11 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

March 5, “Nominations”
9:30 a.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Judiciary

March 6, “Nominations”
10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Veterans’ Affairs

March 5, “2014 Legislative Presentation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars”
10 a.m., G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building