Saturday, February 12, 2011

Congressional Hearings Week of 02-14-11

There are currently three hearings scheduled that will be of potential interest to the chemical security community. All three hearings deal with budget matters, one for FY 2011 and two for FY 2012

FY 2011 New Continuing Resolution

Readers should remember that the current funding authorization for FY 2011 (which started on October 1st, 2010) ends on March 4, 2011; just a few short weeks away. On Friday HR 1 was introduced and it will be the vehicle for the first shot at a continuing resolution for the remainder of the fiscal year. I should have a post tomorrow evening sometime about the chemical security details (if any). Here we just need to know that the House Rules Committee will be holding their hearing on this bill on Monday, the 14th at 5:00 pm EST.

FY 2012 DHS Budget

On Thursday the 17th both Homeland Security Committees will be visited by Sec. Napolitano who will be explaining the President’s budget request for DHS in FY 2012. The House committee will be starting off at 10:00 a.m. EST with the Senate hearing in the afternoon at 2:30 pm EST.

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