Senate panel hears from Treasury Secretary Lew

Members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hear testimony from Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew next Wednesday.

Lew is expected to deliver the “Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report to Congress.” 

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Republican senators will likely grill him on the slow economic recovery and what the Treasury Department is doing about it.

On Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will advance five nominations for ambassadorships, most of which would serve in the Middle East.

Democrats have criticized Republicans for delaying votes on nearly 40 nominations to ambassadorships.

“Republicans have left key diplomatic posts unfilled for months,” Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said. “It’s unnecessary, irresponsible and completely unacceptable.”

One of the nominations is for Stuart Jones to serve as U.S. ambassador to Iraq, which is under attack by extremist militant group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Details on these and other Senate hearings follow:

Senate Aging

- June 25, “State of Play: Brain Injuries and Diseases of Aging”

2:15 p.m., 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

- June 25, “The Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report to Congress”

10 a.m., 216 Hart Senate Office Building

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation

- June 24, “S. 2444, the Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016”

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

Senate Finance

- June 24, “Less Student Debt from the Start: What Role Should the Tax System Play?”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- June 25, “Nominations” 

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- June 25, “Trade Enforcement: Using Trade Rules to Level the Playing Field for U.S. Companies and Workers”

2 p.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Foreign Affairs

- June 24, “Nominations”

2:15 p.m., S-116 Capitol Building

-June 25, “The Future of US-China Relations”

3 p.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- June 26, “Nominations: Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development & United States Director of the African Development Bank”

2 p.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

- June 24, “Moving Toward Greater Community Inclusion – Olmstead at 15”

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

- June 25, “S. 2449, Autism CARES Act”

10 a.m., 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- June 26, “Sexual Assault on Campus: Working to Ensure Student Safety”

10 a.m., 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Indian Affairs

- June 25, “Oversight Hearing on "Economic Development: Encouraging Investment in Indian Country"

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

Senate Judiciary

- June 24, “Nominations”

10:30 a.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- June 24, “The AT&T/DIRECTV Merger: The Impact on Competition and Consumers in the Video Market and Beyond”

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

- June 25, “The Voting Rights Amendment Act, S.1945: Updating the Voting Rights Act in Response to Shelby County v. Holder”

10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Rules and Administration

- June 25, “Election Administration: Examining How Early and Absentee Voting Can Benefit Citizens and Administrators”

2 p.m., 301 Senate Russell Office Building