House panel to discuss spike in child immigrants

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next week on the 92 percent surge in illegal child immigrants coming across the Mexican border.

Debate over how to help the children and reduce the number of them crossing the border has implications for immigration reform and the 2015 budget process.

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Witnesses had not yet been announced as of Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will debate the controversy over the exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Guantánamo Bay detainees.

A week after the House Armed Services Committee heard testimony from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hear testimony from a retired a retired Army specialist who served with Bergdahl. 

Details on these and other hearings follow:

House Energy and Commerce Committee
June 18, "The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Investigation Update"
10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
June 19, "EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Regulations for Power Plants"
9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
June 18, "The Semi-Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau"
10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
June 18, "Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Part Three"
2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn

House Foreign Affairs Committee
June 18, "The Bergdahl Exchange: Implications for U.S. National Security and the Fight Against Terrorism"
2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn

House Foreign Affairs Committee
June 19, "One Year Under Rouhani: Iran's Abysmal Human Rights Record "
10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn

House Judiciary Committee
June 19, "An Administration Made Disaster: The South Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors"
2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn