Clinton to testify next week on Afghanistan, Pakistan

On Wednesday, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction will meet to explore federal discretionary spending, as that committee works to develop a plan for long-term deficit reduction in the next few weeks.

Another key hearing will be held Wednesday on the consequences of sequestering defense funding if the new congressional supercommittee can't agree to a spending-reduction deal.

Details on these and other key full committee hearings follow:

House Armed Services

Oct. 24, "The Defense Industrial Base: A National Security Imperative"

3 p.m., 2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Oct. 26, "Economic Consequences of Defense Sequestration"

10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn House Office Building

House Foreign Affairs

Oct. 25, "Deployment of U.S. Forces in Central Africa and Implementation of The Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act"

10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Oct. 27, "Afghanistan and Pakistan: Transition and the Way Forward," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies

10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

House Judiciary

Oct. 25, "The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011"

10:15 a.m., 2141 Rayburn House Office Building

Oct. 26, "Oversight Hearing on the Department of Homeland Security"

10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn House Office Building

House Natural Resources

Oct. 26, "The President's New National Ocean Policy — A Plan for Further Restrictions on Ocean, Coastal and Inland Activities"

10 a.m., 1324 Longworth House Office Building

Oct. 27, "Gulf Coast Recovery: President Obama's BP Compensation Fund, How is it Working?"

9:30 a.m., 1324 Longworth House Office Building

House Science, Space, and Technology

October 26, "NASA's Commercial Crew Development Program: Accomplishments and Challenges"

10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn House Office Building

House Small Business

Oct. 26, "Oversight of the Small Business Administration's Financing Programs"

1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn House Office Building

House Ways & Means

Oct. 25, "on the U.S.-China Economic Relationship"

10 a.m., 1100 Longworth House Office Building

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Oct. 27, "Ongoing Intelligence Activities"

10 a.m., NVC 304 (closed hearing)

Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

Oct. 26, "Overview: Discretionary Outlays, Security and Non-Security"

10 a.m., 216 Hart Senate Office Building