Monday, May 7, 2012

Key Congressional Hearings and Meetings for the Upcoming Week

Here are the key U.S. Congressional hearings and meetings scheduled for the week that have a significant bearing on Mississippi River Basin water resource issues:
  • On Monday, the House Budget Committee will consider (and almost assuredly pass) a politically partisan "Sequestration Replacement Act" designed to negate the need for mandatory across-the-board discretionary spending cuts in 2013 that are required by last summer's deal to raise the debt ceiling (most House Democrats have assailed the GOP attempt to roll back last year’s budget deal mandate). Hearing at 2 PM EDT; room 210 Cannon House Office Building
  • Tuesday's House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture hearing will center on "Specialty Crop and Nutrition Programs," as the Committee continues with a series of hearings focused on the formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: May 8, 11 AM EDT; room 1300 Longworth House Office Building 
  • Wednesday's Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee's Economic Policy Subcommittee hearing will focus on the reauthorization and reform of the debt-laden National Flood Insurance Program; May 9, 10 AM EDT; room 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building 

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