House committees to hear about effects of defense budget cuts

The House Armed Services subcommittee on Military Personnel will also be discussing money on Wednesday. Lawmakers will hear about how a “budget constrained environment” will affect U.S. military strength. 

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The sequester, set to take effect on March 1, will trigger $85 billion in automatic spending cuts, about half of which will be in the defense budget. The Department of Defense has said it expects to have to furlough roughly 800,000 workers because of the cuts.

Details on these and other key Senate hearings:

House Agriculture

- Feb. 26, “To Review the State of the Rural Economy”

10 a.m., 1300 Longworth House Office Building

House Appropriations

- Feb. 26, “Department of Defense — Fiscal Challenges”

10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn House Office Building

- Feb. 26, “Nuclear Nonproliferation and Naval Reactors”

1 p.m., 2362-B Rayburn House Office Building

House Armed Services

- Feb. 27, “Transition in Afghanistan: Views of Outside Experts”

10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Military Personnel

- Feb. 27, “The Impact to Military End Strength in a Budget Constrained Environment”

2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn House Office Building

House Education and Workforce

- Feb. 27, "Protecting Students and Teachers: A Discussion on School Safety"

10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn House Office Building

House Energy and Commerce

- Feb. 27, “Fostering Innovation to Fight Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Health Care”

10:15 a.m., 2125 Rayburn House Office Building

- Feb. 27, “Is the Broadband Stimulus Working?”

10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn House Office Building

- Feb. 28, “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Policy and Governance Challenges”

9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn House Office Building

House Financial Services

- Feb. 27, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy”

10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

House Foreign Affairs

Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa

- Feb. 26, “Demonstrations in Tahrir Square: Two Years Later, What Has Changed?”

11 a.m., 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

House Homeland Security

Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security

- Feb. 26, “What Does a Secure Border Look Like?”

10 a.m., 311 Cannon House Office Building

House Natural Resources

Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

- Feb. 26, “State Forest Management: A Model for Promoting Healthy Forests, Rural Schools and Jobs"

10 a.m., 1324 Longworth House Office Building

House Oversight and Government Reform

- Feb. 26, “Bailout Rewards: The Treasury Department’s Continued Approval of Excessive Pay for Executives at Taxpayer-Funded Companies”

10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

- Feb. 27, “Time to Reform Information Technology Acquisition: The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act”

9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

- Feb. 27, “The Road Less Traveled: Reducing Federal Travel & Conference Spending”

1:30 p.m., 2247 Rayburn House Office Building

House Science, Space and Technology

Subcommittee on Space

- Feb. 27, “A Review of The Space Leadership Preservation Act”

10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn House Office Building

House Transportation and Infrastructure

- Feb. 26, “Coast Guard Mission Balance”

10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn House Office Building

- Feb. 27, “Implementation of the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act: One Year Later”

10:30 a.m., 2167 Rayburn House Office Building

House Veterans’ Affairs

- Feb. 27, “Electronic Health Record U-Turn: Are VA and DoD Headed in the Wrong Direction?”

9:15 a.m., 334 Cannon House Office Building

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