Monday, November 17, 2008

This Week's Senate Committee Schedule

The U.S. Senate will be in a somewhat limited lame-duck session this week with only a few committee meetings and hearings scheduled.

One that people will be watching happens in the Banking Committee on Wednesday when they will consider George W. Bush's nomination of Neil Barofsky to be the Treasury Department's point person overseeing the Wall Street bailout. If confirmed, Barofsky will be charged with monitoring the $700 billion financial rescue plan passed by Congress.

Here's the full Senate Committee schedule for the week:

Armed Services

Nov 18, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. To consider pending nominations and to consider and approve the report of the Committee’s inquiry into the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Nov 18, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Examining the State of the Domestic Automobile Industry

Nov 19, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. Nomination Hearing, Mr. Neil M. Barofsky , Special Inspector General , Troubled Asset Relief Program


Nov 19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. The Economic Outlook and Options for Stimulus


Nov 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Pending Nominations Hearing

Nov 19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Health Care Reform: An Economic Perspective

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Nov 17, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Hearings to examine the nomination of Robert W. McGowan, of Nevada, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service.

Nov 17, 2008 at 02:30 p.m. Hearings to examine the nominations of Kathryn A. Oberly, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Alfred S. Irving, Jr., to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and Paul A. Quander, Jr., to be Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia.


Nov 18, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Hearings for the return of subpoenas regarding legal analysis and advice from the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel related to the Bush administration's terrorism policies, including detention and interrogation policies and practices.

Nov 19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. “Helping Families Save Their Homes: The Role of Bankruptcy Law”