Upcoming Senate committee hearings

Senate Committee on Armed Services

April 5, “Hearings to examine U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command in review of the Defense Authorization request for fiscal year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program."

April 7, “Hearings to examine U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. Africa Command in review of the Defense Authorization request for fiscal year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program."

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

April 5,”Hearings to examine the nominations of Mara E. Rudman, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, and Robert Patterson, of New York, to be Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Department of State.”

April 5, “Hearings to examine the nominations of Jonathan Scott Gration, of New Jersey, to be to the Republic of Kenya, and Michelle D. Gavin, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, both of the Department of State.”

April 6, “Hearings to examine the nominations of David Bruce Shear, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Kurt Walter Tong, of Maryland, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Senior Official for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, both of the Department of State.”

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

April 5, “Hearings to examine closing the digital divide, focusing on connecting native nations and communities to the 21st century.”

Senate Intelligence Committee

April 5, “Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.”

April 7, “Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters.”

Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works

April 6, “Hearings to examine state and local perspectives on transportation.”

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

April 6, “Hearings to examine the nomination of Rafael Borras, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Management.”

April 7, “Hearings to examine securing the border, focusing on progress at the local level.”

Senate Judiciary Committee

April 6, “Hearings to examine the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, focusing on government perspectives on protecting privacy in the digital age.”

April 7, “Business meeting to consider S.410, to provide for media coverage of Federal court proceedings, S.627, to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays, S.394, to amend the Sherman Act to make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal, and the nominations of Goodwin Liu, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, Esther Salas, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, J. Paul Oetken, and Paul A. Engelmayer, both to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and Ramona Villagomez Manglona, to be Judge for the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.”

Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

April 6, “Hearings to examine the nominations of Allison A. Hickey, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Benefits and Steve L. Muro, of California, to be Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, both of the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

April 7, “Hearings to examine Department of Energy biofuel programs and biofuel infrastructure issues, including S.187, to provide for the expansion of the biofuels market.”

Senate Finance Committee

April 7, “Hearings to examine the nominations of David S. Cohen, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, and Jenni Rane LeCompte, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary, both of the Department of the Treasury.”

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

April 7, “Hearings to examine Small Business Administration programs, focusing on eliminating inefficiencies, duplications, and fraud and abuse.”

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

April 7, “An oversight hearing to examine the role of SBA 8(a) Program in enhancing economic development in Indian Country.”