Yellen to deliver report to Senate panel

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is scheduled to deliver her semiannual report on monetary policy to the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee will receive an update on the troubled VA healthcare system at a hearing titled, “The State of VA Health Care.” 

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Conferees from both chambers are trying to work out differences between legislation that would allow some veterans to receive healthcare outside the VA system and give the VA secretary power to fire some employees involved in falsifying waitlist times for healthcare.

Another issue lawmakers have grown increasingly concerned with is the influx of undocumented child immigrants being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday in an effort to get to the “root causes” of the problem.

The White House has asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending in order to temporarily house and feed the thousands of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Details on these and other Senate hearings follow:

Senate Aging

- July 16, “Hanging Up on Phone Scams: Progress and Potential Solutions to this Scourge”

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

Senate Armed Services

- July 17, “Nominations”

9:30 a.m., G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

- July 15, “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress”

10 a.m., 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation

-July 16, “Options for Assuring Domestic Space Access”

9:30 a.m., 216 Hart Senate Office Building

- July 16, “At a Tipping Point: Consumer Choice, Consolidation and the Future Video Marketplace”

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

- July 17, “The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D”

2 p.m., 253 Russell Senate Office Building

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

- July 15, “Wildfire Preparedness & Forest Service 2015 Fiscal Year Budget”

10:30 a.m., 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Finance

- July 15, “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- July 16, “Nominations”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- July 17, “The Role of Trade and Technology in 21st Century Manufacturing”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Foreign Relations

- July 15, “Nominations”

10 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- July 16, “Tax Protocols”

10 a.m., 116 U.S. Capitol

- July 17, “Nominations”

2 p.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

- July 14, “Nominations”

3 p.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- July 16, “Challenges at the Border: Examining and Addressing the Root Causes Behind the Rise in Apprehensions at the Southern Border”

10 a.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Indian Affairs

- July 16, “Improving the Trust System: Continuing Oversight of the Department of the Interior's Land Buy-Back Program”

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

Senate Judiciary

- July 15, “S.1696, The Women’s Health Protection Act: Removing Barriers to Constitutionally Protected Reproductive Rights”

10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Veterans’ Affairs

- July 16, “The State of VA Health Care”

10 a.m., G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building