Schedule for the Week of March 24th

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 

Military Construction, Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (Chairman Johnson)

Time & Location: 10:00 a.m., Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building

Agenda: An overview on the Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request to Congress.

Witness: The Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied by:

  • The Honorable Robert A. Petzel, MD, Under Secretary for Health
  • The Honorable Allison A. Hickey, Under Secretary for Benefits
  • The Honorable Steven L. Muro, Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs
  • Mr. Stephen Warren, Executive in Charge for Information and Technology
  • Ms. Helen Tierney, Executive in Charge for the Office of Management and Chief Financial Officer

Legislative Branch Subcommittee (Chairwoman Shaheen)

Time & Location: 3:30 p.m., Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building

Agenda: FY 2015 Budget Requests for the U.S. Capitol Police, the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Secretary of the Senate


  • Chief Kim Dine, U.S. Capitol Police
  • The Honorable Terrance Gainer, Senate Sergeant at Arms
  • The Honorable Nancy Erickson, Secretary of the Senate

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (Chairman Reed) 

Time & Location: 9:15 a.m. in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building

Agenda: testimony on the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior.

Witness: The Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary, United States Department of the Interior

Accompanied by:

  • The Honorable Mike Connor, Deputy Secretary, United States Department of the Interior
  • The Honorable Rhea Suh, Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management and Budget, United States Department of the Interior
  • Ms. Pam K. Haze, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Budget, Finance, Performance and Acquisition, United States Department of the Interior

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (Chairman Pryor)

Time & Location: 10:00 a.m. in SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Agenda: Hearing to review the fiscal year 2015 budget request for the Department of Agriculture.

Witnesses: The Honorable Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Accompanied by:

  • Dr. Joseph Glauber, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Mr. Michael Young, Budget Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin)

Time & Location: 10:00 a.m. in SD-106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building

Agenda: The Department of the Navy Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request


  • Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Ray Mabus
  • Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert
  • Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos
  • Chief of the Navy Reserve, Vice Admiral Robin Braun
  • Chief of the Marine Corps Reserve, Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Commerce, Justice and Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (Chairwoman Mikulski) 

Time & Location: OPEN SESSION--10:00 AM in room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Thursday. CLOSED SESSION--approximately 11:15 AM in room SVC-217 in the Capitol Visitor Center. Please note that only staff with a Top Secret security clearance will be allowed in the closed session.

Agenda: a review of the Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Witness: The Honorable James B. Comey, Jr., Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee (Chairman Udall)

Time & Location: 10:00 a.m. in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Agenda: A review of the President's Fiscal Year 2015 funding request and budget justification for the Federal Communications Commission


  • The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
  • The Honorable Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission