Sebelius to testify before Senate panel

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday.

Sebelius will be speaking about President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal, but Republicans senators are likely to grill her about ObamaCare.

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Republicans continue to call for a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act — also known as ObamaCare — even though the president announced this week that his goal of signing up 7 million people was exceeded. Monday was the deadline to sign up for the exchanges.

Sebelius isn’t the only Cabinet member testifying next week. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hear from Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday, also on Obama’s budget proposal. Kerry used to head that committee when he was a senator.

Details on these and other Senate hearings follow:

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

- April 8, “Nominations and the Tennessee Wilderness Act”

9:45 a.m., 328A Russell Senate Office Building

- April 8, “Advanced Biofuels: Creating Jobs and Lower Prices at the Pump”

10 a.m., 328A Russell Senate Office Building

Senate Armed Services

- April 8, “Army Active and Reserve Force Mix”

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

- April 10, “Posture of the Department of the Air Force”

9:30 a.m., 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

- April 8, “Nominations”

10 a.m., 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Budget

- April 8, “Supporting Broad-Based Economic Growth and Fiscal Responsibility through a Fairer Tax Code”

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

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation

- April 8, “Nominations”

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

- April 9, “Executive Session”

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

Senate Environment and Public Works

- April 8, “Nominations”

10 a.m., 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Finance

- April 8, “Protecting Taxpayers from Incompetent and Unethical Return Preparers”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- April 10, “The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2015”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Foreign Affairs

- April 8, “National Security and Foreign Policy Priorities in the FY 2015 International Affairs Budget”

10 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- April 10, “International Development Priorities in the FY 2015 Budget”

9:30 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

- April 10, “Expanding Access to Quality Early Learning: the Strong Start for America’s Children Act”

10 a.m., 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Indian Affairs

- April 9, “Indian Education Series: Indian Students in Public Schools - Cultivating the Next Generation”

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

Senate Judiciary

- April 8, “Patent Transparency and Improvements Act”

2:30 p.m., 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- April 9, “Examining the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger and the Impact on Consumers”

10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Rules and Administration

- April 9, “Election Administration: Making Voter Rolls More Complete and More Accurate”

10 a.m., 301 Russell Senate Office Building

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship 

- April 9, “Small Business Administration FY 2015 Budget”

11 a.m., 428a Russell Senate Office Building