The Week Ahead (Feb. 5-9)

February 2, 2007
11:21 AM
Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources
Week of February 5, 2007
Ø     On Wednesday, Feb. 7, the full Committee will welcome Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman at an oversight hearing on the President’s proposed budget for FY 2008 for the U.S. Department of Energy.   Dirksen 366, 9:30 a.m.
Ø     On Thursday, Feb. 8, the full Committee will hear testimony on disturbing labor, immigration, law enforcement and economic problems in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a territory of the United States.  Seven witnesses are invited: Interior Deputy Secretary David Cohen; CNMI Governor Benigno Fitial; CNMI Resident Representative Pedro Tenorio; U.S. Comptroller General David Walker; Covenant Negotiator Hayden Williams; Lauri Ogumoro of Karidat, a local charity that provides social services to abuse victims; and Saipan Chamber President Juan Guerrero.  Dirksen 366, 9:30 a.m.
Weekly Bonus …
Meet David Marks, my wingman.  As the new press assistant for Committee Democrats, David brings to the position the qualities that a Hill press aide needs most: stamina, curiosity, helpful nature, civility, good memory, coolness under pressure, follow-up.  A former staff assistant, he knows our Committee and its issues well.  (He also knows all my favorite hiding places.)  We think David’s temperament and abilities match up nicely with the challenges of his new job.  Reach him at 224-8046 and
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