On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the reappointment of Gen. Martin Dempsey as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. And on Tuesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will vet Katherine Archuleta to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

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None of these nominees are as controversial as the ones that will get procedural votes on the Senate floor as early as Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidRepublican failure Senate about to enter 'nuclear option' death spiral Top GOP senator: 'Tragic mistake' if Democrats try to block Gorsuch MORE (D-Nev.) filed cloture on seven Obama Cabinet nominees that Republicans have been holding up. If Republicans continue their obstruction, Reid has threatened to use the “nuclear option” — changing Senate rules on a simple majority vote — to get Obama the Cabinet he wants.

A current Cabinet member will testify before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Thursday. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be giving Congress the semiannual monetary policy report. 

Details on these and other committee hearings follow:

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

- July 17, “Reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission”

2:30 p.m., 216 Hart Senate Office Building

Senate Appropriations

Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

-July 16, “Markup of Appropriations for FY 2014 for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies”

10 a.m., 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Subcommittee on Department of Defense

- July 17, “Examine Proposed Budget Estimates for FY 2014 for the Missile Defense Agency”

9 a.m., 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Armed Services

- July 18, “Nominations of General Martin Dempsey for reappointment as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff”

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

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

- July 16, “Oversight of the Defense Production Act: Issues and Opportunities for Reauthorization”

10 a.m., 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Subcommittee on Financial Institution and Consumer Protections

- July 17, “Shining a Light on the Consumer Debt Industry”

10 a.m., 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- July 18, “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress”

10:30 a.m., 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance

- July 17, “The Expansion of Internet Gambling: Assessing Consumer Protection Concerns”

10 a.m., 253 Russell Senate Office Building

- July 17, “E-Rate 2.0: Connecting Every Child to the Transformative Power of Technology”

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

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

- July 16, “The Effects of Ongoing Changes in Domestic Oil Production, Refining and Distribution on U.S. Gasoline and Fuel Prices”

10 a.m., 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- July 18, “Clean Energy Financing”

9:30 a.m., 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Environment and Public Works

- July 18, “Climate Change: It’s Happening Now”

10 a.m., 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Finance

- July 17, “Health Information Technology: A Building Block to Quality Health Care”

10 a.m., 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Foreign Relations

- July 16, “S. 980, the Embassy Security and Personnel Protection Act”

10 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- July 17, “Nomination of Samantha PowerSamantha Power134 foreign policy experts condemn Trump travel ban How will history judge Obama’s actions in Syria? Russia's ambassador to the United Nations dies MORE to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations”

10 a.m., 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

- July 16, “Pooled Retirement Plans: Closing the Retirement Plan Coverage Gap for Small Businesses”

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

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

- July 15, “Leveraging the Government's Buying Power to Save Billions”

3 p.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- July 16, “Nomination of Katherine Archuleta to be Director, Office of Personnel Management”

3:30 p.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

- July 17, “The Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years: Harnessing Science and Technology to Protect National Security and Enhance Government Efficiency”

10 a.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate Judiciary

- July 17, “From Selma to Shelby County: Working Together to Restore the Protections of the Voting Rights Act”

2 p.m., 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building