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Congress Alert

Your Congressional Guide for the Week, Nov. 18


Do you follow Congress? Let us make it easier for you. Here is your guide to House and Senate hearings and mark-ups of interest to RPI readers for the week beginning Nov. 18, 2013.

House of Representatives:

Foreign Affairs Committee
Subcommittee Hearing: Crisis in the Central African Republic
 
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. 2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Nov 19, 2013 10:00am  

Witnesses
Panel I
The Honorable Robert P. Jackson
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of African Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Panel II
The Most Reverend Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia
Roman Catholic Bishop of Bossangoa, Central African Republic

Mr. Mike Jobbins
Senior Programme Manager, Africa
Search for Common Ground

Mr. Philippe Bolopion
United Nations Director
Human Rights Watch
 
Homeland Security Committee
Subcommittee Hearing: What Does a Secure Maritime Border Look Like?
Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security  
311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Nov 19, 2013 10:00am  

Opening Statements
Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI), Chairman

Witnesses
Rear Admiral William “Dean” Lee
Deputy for Operations Policy and Capabilities
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Randolph D. Alles
Assistant Commissioner
Office of Air and Marine
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Steve Caldwell
Director
Maritime and Security Coast Guard Issues
Homeland Security and Justice Team
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Captain Marcus Woodring, USCG (ret)
Managing Director
Health, Safety, Security and Environmental
Port of Houston Authority
 
Energy and Commerce Committee
Hearing: Security of  HealthCare.gov

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 10:15am
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
2123 Rayburn

Background Documents and Information:
Hearing Notice
Background Memo

Witnesses:
Panel I
Mr. Henry Chao
Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of the Office of Information Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Panel II
Mr. David Amsler
President and Chief Information Officer
Foreground Security, Inc.

Ms. Maggie Bauer
Senior Vice President, Health Services
Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi)

Mr. Jason Providakes
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Center for Connected Government
MITRE Corporation (MITRE)

Foreign Affairs Committee
Subcommittee Markup: H. Res. 188, Calling upon the Government of Turkey to facilitate the reopening of the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Theological School of Halki without condition or further delay

Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats
2200 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Nov 19, 2013 2:00pm  
 
Foreign Affairs Committee
Subcommittee Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the Arabian Peninsula: Yemen and Bahrain
   
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Nov 19, 2013 2:30pm  
     
Witnesses
Ms. Barbara Leaf
Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arabian Peninsula
U.S. Department of State
 
Armed Services Committee
Hearing: 2013 Report to Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM), 2118 House Rayburn Office Building Washington
 
Foreign Affairs Committee
Markup: H. Res. 147, H. Res. 402, H.R. 1992, H.R. 3470, and H.R.3509

2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Nov 20, 2013 10:00am  

Bill Markups

H. Res. 147, Calling for the release of United States citizen Saeed Abedini and condemning the Government of Iran for its persecution of religious minorities
 
H.R.3509, Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2013
 
H.R. 3470, The Naval Vessel Transfer and Arms Export Control Amendments Act of 2013
 
H.R. 1992, Israel Qualitative Military Edge Enhancement Act
   
H. Res. 402, Supporting the European aspirations of the peoples of the European Union's Eastern Partnership countries, and for other purposes
 
Foreign Affairs Committee
Subcommittee Hearing: Terrorist Groups in Syria

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
2200 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Nov 20, 2013 1:30pm  

Witnesses
Mr. Brian Michael Jenkins
Senior Adviser to the President
RAND Corporation

Mr. Phillip Smyth
Middle East Research Analyst
University of Maryland

Mr. Barak Barfi
Research Fellow
The New America Foundation
 
Foreign Affairs Committee
Subcommittee Hearing: Bangladesh in Turmoil: A Nation on the Brink?

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Nov 20, 2013 2:00pm  
 
Witnesses
Ali Riaz, Ph.D.
Public Policy Scholar
Woodrow Wilson Center

Maj. General A.M.N. Muniruzzaman
President
Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies

Mr. John Sifton
Asia Advocacy Director
Human Rights Watch
 
Armed Services Committee
Hearing: Military Resale Programs Overview
Subcommittee on Military Personnel (Committee on Armed Services)

 Wednesday, November 20, 2013 (2:00 PM)
 2212 House Rayburn Office Building

Witnesses
Rear Admiral Lower Half Robert J. Bianchi (ret)
Chief Executive Officer, Navy Exchange Service Command
 
Mr. William C Dillion
Director, Semper Fit and Exchange Services U.S. Marine Corps
 
Mr. Thomas T. Gordy
President, Armed Forces Marketing Council
 
Mr. Joseph H. Jeu
Director and Chief Executive Officer, Defense Commissary Agency
 
Mr. Patrick B. Nixon
President, American Logistics Association
 
Mr. Thomas C. Shull
Director and Chief Executive Officer, Army and Air Force Exchange Service
 
Mrs. Rosemary Freitas Williams
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, Department of Defense

Foreign Affairs Committee
Subcommittee Markup:  H.R. 1777, Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2013

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Nov 21, 2013 10:00am  

Bill Markups

H.R. 1777, Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2013

Foreign Affairs Committee
Subcommittee Hearing: The Global Challenge of Alzheimer’s: The G-8 Dementia Summit and Beyond

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Nov 21, 2013 10:15am  
      
Witnesses
Panel I
Donald Moulds, Ph.D.
Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Richard J. Hodes, M.D.
Director
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Panel II
Andrea Pfeifer, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
AC Immune

Mr. George Vradenburg
Chairman and Founder
USAgainstAlzheimer’s

Senate:
 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Business Meeting
Nomination of Jeh C. Johnson to secretary of Department of Homeland Security
Nov. 20, 2013, 10:00am
Location: SD-342

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce

Hearings: Safeguarding Our Nation’s Secrets: Examining the National Security Workforce
Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce
November 20, 2013 02:00PM
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342

Witnesses
Brian A.  Prioletti
Assistant Director, Special Security Directorate
National Counterintelligence Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Tim  Curry
Deputy Associate Director for Partnership and Labor Relations
Office of Personnel Management

Brenda  Farrell
Director, Defense Capabilities and Management
U.S. Government Accountability Office

David  Borer
General Counsel
The American Federation of Government Employees

Angela  Canterbury
Director of Public Policy
Project on Government Oversight


Foreign Relations Committee
Rebalance to Asia IV: Economic Engagement in the Asia-Pacific Region

Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 02:30 PM   
Location: Senate Dirksen 419

Webcast: This hearing is scheduled to be live webcast. Please return to this page to view the hearing live at the specified date and time.  

Panel One:

The Honorable Scot Marciel
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Washington,   DC  

The Honorable John Andersen
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Markets, International Trade Administration
U.S, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC

Panel Two:
 
Mr. Matt Goodman
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington,   DC  

Mr. Walter Lohman
Director, Asian Studies Center
The Heritage Foundation
Washington,   DC

Foreign Relations Committee
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: 09:30
Location: SD-G50

Webcast:
This hearing is scheduled to be live webcast. Please return to this page to view the hearing live at the specified date and time.  

Panel One:

The Honorable John F.  Kerry
Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
Washington,   DC  

Panel Two:
 
Ms. Frances W.  West
Worldwide Director, Human Ability & Accessibility Center
IBM
Cambridge, MA

The Honorable C. Boyden Gray
C. Boyden Gray and Associates
Former White House Counsel and Ambassador
Washington, DC

Mr. Jeremy A. Rabkin
Professor of Law
George Mason University School of Law
Arlington,   VA

 Mr. Curtis A. Bradley
 William Van Alstyne Professor of Law
 Duke University School of Law School
   Durham,   NC

Judiciary Committee
Executive Business Meeting
Senate Judiciary Committee
Full Committee
DATE: November 21, 2013
TIME: 10:00 AM
ROOM: Dirksen 226
OFFICIAL BUSINESS MEETING NOTICE & SUMMARY:
  
November 14, 2013
   
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE EXECUTIVE BUSINESS MEETING
An Executive Business Meeting has been scheduled by the Committee on the Judiciary for Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
  
By order of the Chairman

AGENDA

Senate Committee on the Judiciary
 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226
 November 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

I. Nominations

Peter Joseph Kadzik, to be an Assistant Attorney General

II. Bills

S.619, Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013 (Leahy, Paul)

S.1410, Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013 (Durbin, Lee, Leahy)

S.1675, Recidivism Reduction and Public Safety Act of 2013 (Whitehouse, Portman)

S.975, Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act (Klobuchar, Cornyn)

Foreign Relations Committee
Political, Economic, and Security Situation in Africa

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs   

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time: 02:15 PM

Location: Senate Dirksen 419

Webcast:
This hearing is scheduled to be live webcast. Please return to this page to view the hearing live at the specified date and time.  

Panel One:

Ms. Alina Romanowski
Deputy Assistant Administrator Middle East Bureau
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Washington, DC

Mr. Richard Schmierer
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Near Eastern Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC

Ms. Amanda Dory
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, African Affairs
U.S. Department of Defense
Washington,   DC  

Panel Two:
 
Dr. William Lawrence
Visiting Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
George Washington University’s Elliott School of  International Affairs
Washington,   DC


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