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Authority For Committees To Meet

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Armed Services be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on March 8, 2007, at 9:30 a.m., in open session to consider the following nominations: ADM. Timothy J. Keating, USN, for reappointment to the grade of Admiral and to be Commander, U.S. Pacific Command; LT. GEN. Victor E. Renuart, Jr., USAF, for appointment to be General and Commander, U.S. Northern Command/Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command; and LT. GEN. Robert L. Van Antwerp, USA, for reappointment to the grade of Lieutenant General and to be Chief of Engineers/Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation be authorized to hold a hearing during the session of the Senate on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at 9:30 a.m., in room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building. The purpose of the hearing is to review the Administration's proposal to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Finance be authorized to meet during the session on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at 10 a.m., in 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, to hear testimony on ``Perspectives on the 2007 Trade Agenda.''

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Foreign Relations be authorized to hold a hearing on Afghanistan on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at 9:30 a.m., in Dirksen 419.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions be authorized to hold a hearing during the session of the Senate on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at 10 a.m. in SD-430.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Indian Affairs be authorized to meet on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. in room 485 of the Russell Senate Office Building to conduct a hearing on the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 which I intend to introduce in the near future. Those wishing additional information may contact the Indian Affairs Committee at 224-

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on the Judiciary be authorized to meet to conduct a markup on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at 10 a.m. in Dirksen room 226.

I. Nominations: Thomas M. Hardiman to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; Vanessa Lynne Bryant to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

II. Committee Authorization: Authorization of Subpoenas to Former U.S. Attorneys.

III. Bills: S. 236, The Federal Agency Data Mining Reporting Act of 2007, Feingold, Sununu; S. 261, Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007, Cantwell, Specter, Durbin, Kyl, Feinstein, Feingold, Kohl; S. 376, Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2007, Leahy, Specter, Kyl, Cornyn, Grassley, Sessions; S. 231, A bill to authorize the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, Feinstein, Cornyn, Kohl, Durbin, Biden, Grassley; S. 368, COPS Improvements Act of 2007, Biden, Leahy, Kohl, Feinstein, Schumer, Durbin, Specter; S. 627, Safe Babies Act, Harkin, Specter; S. 655, The American National Red Cross Governance Modernization Act of 2007, Grassley, Kennedy, Feingold.

IV. Resolutions: S. Res. 88, Honoring the achievements of Deval Patrick, Kerry, Kennedy; S. Con. Res. 14, Commemorating the 85th anniversary of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, Snowe.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate for a hearing entitled ``Small Business Solutions for Combating Climate Change,'' on Thursday, March 8, 2007, beginning at 10 a.m. in room 428A of the Russell Senate Office Building.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Veterans' Affairs be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. in room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, to hear the legislative presentation of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Jewish War Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Blind Veterans Association, and the Non Commissioned Officers Association.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Joint Economic Committee be authorized to conduct a hearing in room 562 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Thursday, March 8, 2007, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Select Committee on Intelligence be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on March 8, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. to hold a business meeting and hearing.

Without objection, it is so ordered.