Featured Senate hearings: Afghanistan, tax reform, nominations

Those nominations include Michael Punke, nominated to be a deputy U.S. Trade Representative; Islam Siddiqui to be chief agricultural negotiator; Paul Piquado to be assistance secretary of Commerce; and David Johanson to be a member of the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Details on these and other Senate hearings follow:

Senate Finance

Sept. 7, nominations hearing

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Sept. 8, "Tax Reform Options: International Issues"

9:30 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Foreign Relations

Sept. 7, nominations hearing

10 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Sept. 8, "Afghanistan: Right Sizing the Development Footprint"

2:30 p.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Sept. 7, executive session on S. 958 and S. 1094

10 a.m., 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Sept. 8, "Examining Quality and Safety in Child Care: Giving Working Families Security, Confidence and Peace of Mind"

10:15 a.m., 216 Hart Senate Office Building

Senate Judiciary

Sept. 7, nominations hearing

2:30 p.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building