Budget Committee to hear from CBO director

The Senate Budget Committee will hear from Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf on Tuesday.

He will testify on the long-term budget challenges and the economic outlook for the next 10 years. 

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Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is planning to use the event to talk about the need for more government investments in job training, education and infrastructure. But Republicans on the committee are likely going to grill Elmendorf on this week’s CBO report that said ObamaCare would cost the economy 2.5 million workers, instead of the originally estimated 800,000 loss.

Republicans pounced on the report, saying it proves the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, harms the U.S. economy.

On Thursday, the new head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, will testify before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. She will be delivering the “Semiannual Monetary Policy Report” to Congress.

Details on these and other Senate hearings follow:

Senate Aging

- Feb. 12, “In Search of a Second Act: The Challenges and Advantages of Senior Entrepreneurship”

10 a.m., 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Armed Services

- Feb. 10, “To Consider S. 1856, a Bill to Repeal Section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013”

6 p.m., G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- Feb. 11, “Current and Future Worldwide Threats”

9:30 a.m., G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

- Feb. 13, “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress”

10:30 a.m., 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Budget

- Feb. 11, “The Budget and Economic Outlook for Fiscal Years 2014-2024”

10:30 a.m., 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation

Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security

- Feb. 13, “Enhancing Our Rail Safety: Current Challenges for Passenger and Freight Rail”

2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Senate Office Building

Senate Environment and Public Works

- Feb. 12, “MAP-21 Reauthorization: The Economic Importance of Maintaining Federal Investments in our Transportation Infrastructure”

10 a.m., 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Foreign Relations

- Feb. 11, “Prospects for Democratic Reconciliation and Workers' Rights in Bangladesh”

10 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- Feb. 12, “Fisheries Treaties and Port State Measures Agreements”

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

- Feb. 13, “Nominations”

2 p.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

- Feb. 11, “Nominations”

10 a.m., 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- Feb. 13, “From Poverty to Opportunity: How a Fair Minimum Wage Will Help Working Families Succeed”

10 a.m., 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

- Feb. 12, “Extreme Weather Events: The Costs of Not Being Prepared”

10 a.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- Feb. 13, “The Intelligence Community: Keeping Watch Over Its Contractor Workforce”

10 a.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Indian Affairs

- Feb. 12, “The Indian Law and Order Commission Report: A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer"

2:30 p.m., 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Intelligence

- Feb. 13, “Nomination of John Carlin to be Assistant Attorney General for National Security”

2:30 p.m., 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Judiciary

- Feb. 11, “Nominations”

9 a.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- Feb. 12, “The Report of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board on Reforms to the Section 215 Telephone Records Program and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court”

10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Rules and Administration

- Feb. 12, “Bipartisan Support for Improving U.S. Elections: An Overview from the Presidential Commission on Election Administration”

10 a.m., 301 Russell Senate Office Building

- Feb. 12, “Election Assistance Commission Nomination”

10:30 a.m., 301 Russell Senate Office Building

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