Senate committees to consider al Qaeda and Pakistan, free-trade agreements, new farm bill next week

Tightening the federal budget remains on everyone’s mind. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) will hold a difficult conversation on Thursday about the role of heavily subsidized U.S. agriculture in world markets.

A list of featured full committee hearings to be held next week follows:

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

May. 26, "Hearings to examine the role, risks, and challenges for American agriculture and the next farm bill in meeting the demands of a growing world"

10 a.m., 216 Senate Hart Building


Senate Finance

May 24, “Hearings to examine the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building


May 26, Hearings to examine the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building


Senate Foreign Relations

May 24, “Hearings to examine al Qaeda, the Taliban, and other extremist groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan”

9 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building


Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

May 23, “Hearings to examine protecting cyberspace, focusing on assessing the White House proposal”

10:30 a.m. 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building