The House returns next week and will hold several key hearings related to many of the issues currently occupying the Congress. The House Budget Committee will hold a hearing on the state of the U.S. economy with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and will hold another hearing on the Congressional Budget Office's economic outlook.

The Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a two-day hearing on the turmoil in Egypt and its implications for U.S. policy.

In another hearing, the Rules Committee will hold a hearing and markup of a resolution that would instruct House committees to identify regulations that are hurting job growth. Also of note is a Ways & Means hearing on trade, featuring U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.


A listing of full committee hearings follows:

House Agriculture

February 10, to consider committee oversight plan and review implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act


House Budget

February 9, on the state of the U.S. economy (Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies)

February 10, on CBO's budget and economic outlook

House Education & the Workforce

February 9, on the impact of the healthcare law on the economy

February 11, on emerging trends at the National Labor Relations Board

House Foreign Affairs

February 9, on implications of Egypt developments on U.S. policy, part I

February 10, part II of the Egypt hearing

House Homeland Security

February 9, on understanding the homeland threat landscape

House Rules

February 8, on a resolution instructing committees to examine regulations

House Small Business

February 9, on the 1099 healthcare reporting requirements


House Ways & Means

February 9, on the Obama administration's trade policy agenda (USTR Ron Kirk testifies)

February 10, on the healthcare law's impact on Medicare

February 10, on improving efforts to reduce unemployment

Select Committee on Intelligence

February 10, to assess worldwide threats to the U.S.