Yellen to testify before Senate panel next week

Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen will testify in the Senate next week on the Fed's monetary policy course and the state of the economy.

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee’s semiannual hearing on the monetary policy report was delayed two weeks ago because of a snowstorm that hit the northeast. 

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Senators were also off last week, which is why lawmakers have waited until Thursday to hear from the newly confirmed leader of the Fed.

Senators will likely grill Yellen — who replaced Ben Bernake — about her views on the Fed's bond-buying program that most agree helped lift stocks last year, and the slow winding down of this program.

Twenty-six Republicans voted against Yellen’s confirmation in January, so some on the committee might have sharp questions for her on the state of the economic recovery.

Details on this and other hearings follow:

Armed Services

- Feb. 25, “Nominations”

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

Subcommittee on Personnel

- Feb. 26, “The Relationships Between Military Sexual Assault, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Suicide, and on Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Treatment and Management of Victims of Sexual Trauma”

10 a.m., 222 Russell Senate Office Building

- Feb. 27, “U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Cyber Command”

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

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

- Feb. 25, “Reauthorizing TRIA: The State of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Market, Part II”

10 a.m., 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- Feb. 27, “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress”

10 a.m., 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation

- Feb. 27, “North Pacific Perspectives on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization”

10:30 a.m., 253 Russell Senate Office Building

Senate Foreign Relations

- Feb. 26, “Prospects for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Great Lakes Region”

2:15 p.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- Feb. 27, “International Parental Child Abduction”

11:15 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions 

- Feb. 25, “Examining Mental Health: Treatment Options and Trends”

10 a.m., 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- Feb. 26, “Nominations”

10 a.m., 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- Feb. 27, “Promoting College Access and Success For Students With Disabilities”

10 a.m., 216 Hart Senate Office Building

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

- Feb. 27, “Recycling Electronics: A Common Sense Solution for Enhancing Government Efficiency and Protecting Our Environment”

10 a.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Judiciary

- Feb. 25, “Nominations”

10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

-Feb. 25, “Reassessing Solitary Confinement II: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences”

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

Senate Veterans’ Affairs

- Feb. 25, “2014 Legislative Presentation of the Disabled American Veterans”

2 p.m., 345 Cannon House Office Building