Senate committees will consider military funding next week

With a combination of sequestration and ending the Afghan War, spending levels were reduced in the administration’s budget.

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On the same day, the Senate Armed Service Committee will begin markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2014. Senators on the Armed Services Committee will continue marking up that bill late into the night Thursday and possibly Friday until work is complete. Those hearings are closed to the public.

Details on these and other committee hearings follow:

Senate Appropriations

- June 12, “Cybersecurity: Preparing for and Responding to the Enduring Threat”

2 p.m., G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Subcommittee on Department of Defense

- June 12, “Hear to Examine Voluntary Military Education Programs”

10 a.m., 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, Urban Development

- June 13, “Crumbling Infrastructure: Outdated and Overburdened Highways and Bridges

10 a.m., 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Armed Services

- June 12, “ Markup: The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014”

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

Senate Budget

- June 12, “The President’s FY 2014 Defense Budget Request”

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

Senate Finance

- June 11, “Sex Trafficking and Exploitation in America: Child Welfare’s Role in Prevention and Intervention”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Foreign Relations

Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women's Issues/Subcommittee on European Affairs

- June 13, “A Dangerous Slide Backwards: Russia's Deteriorating Human Rights Situation”

10 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

- June 11, “Reducing Duplication and Improving Outcomes in Federal Information Technology”

10:30 a.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- June 12, “Nomination of Howard Shelanski to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget”

10 a.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

- June 11, “Executive Session to Consider The Strengthening America’s Schools Act”

10 a.m., 216 Hart Senate Office Building

Senate Judiciary

- June 13, “To consider S.394, Metal Theft Prevention Act of 2013 and S.162, Justice & Mental Health Collaboration Act

10 a.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Veterans’ Affairs

- June 12, “Pending Benefits Legislation”

10 a.m., 418 Russell Senate Office Building