Congress to focus on Libya, Japan next week

In between these two hearings, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will meet on March 30 to get a report from the 9/11 Commission, nearly 10 years after those attacks against the U.S.

A listing of full committee hearings planned for next week follows:

House Budget

March 30, members of Congress testify

House Financial Services

March 30, "The Costs of Implementing the Dodd-Frank Act"

House Foreign Affairs

March 31, "Libya: Defining U.S. National Security Interests" (Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg testifies)

House Homeland Security

March 30, "Public Safety Communications: Are the Needs of Our First Responders Being Met?"

House Natural Resources

March 30, "Examining the Spending Priorities and the Missions of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, and the President's FY 2012 Budget Proposal"

March 31, "Harnessing American Resources to Create Jobs and Address Rising Gasoline Prices: Impacts on Businesses and Families"

House Small Business

March 30, "Reducing Federal Agency Overreach: Modernizing the Regulatory Flexibility Act"

House Veterans' Affairs

March 30, Joint House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees Hearing to Receive Legislative Presentations of various military organizations

March 31, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program Budget and VR&E National Counseling Contract

House Ways and Means

March 30, identifying impediments to job creation

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Senate Agriculture

March 30, "Evaluating High Gas Prices and How New Rules and Innovative Farming Can Help"

Senate Armed Services

March 29, to receive testimony on U.S. European Command and U.S. Strategic Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for FY 2012

March 31, to receive testimony of the Department of the Army in review of the Defense Authorization Request for FY 2012

Senate Banking

March 29, "Public Proposals for the Future of the Housing Finance System"

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation

March 29, "Economic Ramifications of Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities to the Private Sector"

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

March 29, update on the Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex

March 31, to hear testimony on S. 629, S. 630 and the American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009

Senate Environment and Public Works

March 29, "Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health"

March 30, "GSA: Opportunities to Cut Costs, Improve Energy Performance and Eliminate Waste"

Senate Finance

March 30, "How Do Complexity, Uncertainty and Other Factors Impact Responses to Tax Incentives?"

March 31, "APEC 2011: Breaking Down Barriers, Creating Economic Growth"

Senate Foreign Relations

March 29, nomination hearing for Suzan Cook to be Ambassador for Religious Freedom

Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs

March 30, "Ten Years After 9/11: A Report from the 9/11 Commission"

March 31, "Securing the Border: Building on the Progress Made"

Senate Judiciary

March 30, nomination hearing for solicitor general, two Justice Department officials

March 31, "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation"

Senate Small Business

March 31, "President's FY 2012 Budget Request for the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Office of Advocacy"

Senate Veterans' Affairs

March 30, Joint House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees Hearing to Receive Legislative Presentations of various military organizations