Judiciary Committee examines comprehensive immigration reform next week

Earlier in the week the bipartisan Gang of Eight members are expected to release their comprehensive immigration reform package. It was delayed because of the gun control debate, which will also spill over into next week.

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The bipartisan plan is expected to create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country, toughen border security, create a guest worker program and boost high-skilled immigration.

On Thursday morning, former Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), now secretary of State, will testify before the committee he once chaired — the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. Kerry will speak about the administration’s budget priorities for international affairs. 

Details on these and other committee hearings follow:

Senate Appropriations

Subcommittee on Department of Defense

- April 17, “Budget Estimates for FY 2014 for the National Guard and Reserve”

9:30 a.m., 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies

- April 17, “Budget Estimates for FY 2014 for the Department of Education”

10 a.m., 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

- April 17, “Budget Estimates for FY 2014 for the National Nuclear Security Administration”

2:30 p.m., 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

- April 18, “Budget Estimates for FY 2014 for the Federal Aviation Administration”

10 a.m., 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

- April 18, “Budget Estimates for FY 2014 for the Department of Veterans Affairs”

2 p.m., 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

- April 18, “Budget Estimates for FY 2014 for the Department of State and Foreign Operations”

2:30 p.m., 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Armed Services

- April 16, “Oversight: Situation in Afghanistan”

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

- April 17, “Oversight: Defense Authorization Request”

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

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces 

- April 17, “Oversight: Testimony on Nuclear Forces and Policies”

2:30 p.m., 222 Russell Senate Office Building

- April 18, “Oversight: Current and Future Worldwide Threats”

10 a.m., 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support

- April 18, “Oversight: Current Readiness of U.S. Forces”

2:30 p.m., 222 Russell Senate Office Building

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

- April 18, “Oversight of Federal Housing Finance Agency: Evaluating FHFA as Regulator and Conservator”

10 a.m., 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Budget

- April 16, “The President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget and Revenue Proposals”

3 p.m., 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation

- April 16, “Aviation Safety: FAA's Progress on Key Safety Initiatives”

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

- April 17, “The Future of Passenger Rail: What's Next for the Northeast Corridor?”

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

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

- April 16, “The President’s Proposed Budget for the U.S. Forest Service for FY 2014”

10 a.m., 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Subcommittee on Water and Power

- April 16, “Misc. Water Bills”

2:30 p.m., 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- April 18, “The U.S. Department of Energy’s Budget for FY 2014”

10 a.m., 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Finance Committee

- April 16, “Tax Fraud and Tax ID Theft: Moving Forward with Solutions”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- April 17, “The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2014”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Foreign Relations

Subcommittee on African Affairs

- April 16, “Examining Ongoing Conflicts in Eastern Congo”

9:45 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- April 18, “National Security and Foreign Policy Priorities in FY 2014 International Affairs Budget”

9:30 a.m., 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

- April 16, “The Challenge of College Affordability: The Student Lens”

10 a.m., 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- April 18, “Hearing for Secretary of Labor-Designate Thomas Perez”

10 a.m., 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

- April 17, “The Homeland Security Department's Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2014”

10 a.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- April 17, “The Nomination of Sylvia Burwell to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget”

10 a.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Judiciary

Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

- April 16, “Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing”

10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- April 17, “Hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation”

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

Senate Veterans’ Affairs

- April 15, “The Fiscal Year 2014 Budget for Veterans' Programs”

2:30 p.m., 418 Russell Senate Office Building