Senate Judiciary to start work on immigration reform next week

Earlier this year, a bipartisan group of eight senators announced that they would try to pass comprehensive immigration reform this legislative year.

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And on Wednesday, Sen. Chris CoonsChris CoonsInvestments in research and development are investments in American jobs House clears trade secrets bill for Obama's signature Senators aim to bolster active shooter training MORE (D-Del.) will preside over the same committee during a hearing titled, “Building an Immigration System Worthy of American Values.”

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, also on Wednesday, will hold a hearing on aviation safety and the effect of sequestration.

“The U.S. maintains the safest aviation system in the world,” Chairman Jay RockefellerJay RockefellerLobbying world Overnight Tech: Senators place holds on FCC commissioner Overnight Tech: Senate panel to vote on Dem FCC commissioner MORE (D-W.Va.) said. “We must remain diligent in our oversight of the aviation industry to continue operating the safest system in the world.”

Details on these and other committee hearings follow:

Senate Armed Service

- March 19, “Oversight: U.S. European Command, U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Southern Command”

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

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

- March 19, “Bipartisan Solutions for Housing Finance Reform?”

10 a.m., 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- March 19, “Streamlining Regulation, Improving Consumer Protection and Increasing Competition in Insurance Markets”

3 p.m., 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation

Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard

- March 19, “Developments and Opportunities in U.S. Fisheries Management”

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

- March 20, “Aviation Safety: FAA’s Progress on Key Safety Initiatives”

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

Subcommittee on Science and Space

- March 20, “Assessing the Risks, Impacts, and Solutions for Space Threats”

10 a.m., 253 Russell Senate Office Building

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

- March 19, “Keeping the Commitment to Rural Communities”

10 a.m., 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Finance

- March 19, “The President's 2013 Trade Agenda”

10:30 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- March 20, “Reforming the Delivery System: The Center on Medicare and Medicaid Innovation”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Foreign Relations

Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs

- March 19, “Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis”

10 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- March 20, “Counterterrorism Policies and Priorities: Addressing the Evolving Threat”

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

Subcommittee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs

- March 21, “Rebalance to Asia: What Does it Mean for Democracy, Good Governance and Human Rights?”

10:30 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

- March 19, “Can We Do More to Keep Savings in the Retirement System”

2:30 p.m., 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

- March 20, “Hurricane Sandy: Getting the Recovery Right and the Value of Mitigation”

10 a.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- March 21, “The Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years: A Progress Report on Management”

10 a.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Judiciary

- March 18, “How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Address the Needs of Women and Families”

2 p.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

- March 19, “The American Airlines/US Airways Merger: Consolidation, Competition, and Consumers”

10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- March 20, “The Future of Drones in America: Law Enforcement and Privacy Considerations”

10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- March 20, “Building an Immigration System Worthy of American Values”

2 p.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Veterans’ Affairs

- March 20, “Veterans’ Mental Healthcare: Ensuring Timely Access to High-Quality Care”

10 a.m., 418 Russell Senate Office Building

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