Washington DC Capitol detail with american flagIn the Hot Seat: Congress returns

The lawmakers are back now. Congress is going to start its legislative business after two weeks of vacations. It is said that the prime focus of the congress would be on the midterm elections. Ed O’Keefe holds the opinion that “the lawmakers of the country are not going to make progress on all things except appropriations bills.

Though, the team of Obama is trying to discuss the spending requests for 2015 yet most of the democrats including Treasury Sec. Jack Lew are yet to take their hot seats.

Here goes the schedule:
HOUSE
Tuesday April 29

Who: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew
Where: House Appropriations subcommittee on financial services and general government
why: 2015 appropriations bill

Who: Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White
Where: House Financial Services Committee
Why: 2015 budget

Who: Education Secretary Arne Duncan
Where: House Education and the Workforce Committee
why: 2015 budget

SENATE
Tuesday April 29

Who: Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James
Where: Senate Armed Services Committee
Why: Defense authorization bill

Who: Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collin, National Science Foundation France A. Cordova
Where: Senate Appropriations Committee
Why: Federal investments in innovation

Wednesday April 30

Who: Education Secretary Arne Duncan
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on labor, health and human services, education
why: 2015 appropriations bill

Who: Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Michele M. Leonhart
Where: Senate Judiciary Committee
Why: DEA oversight

Who: Army Secretary John McHugh
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on defense
why: 2015 appropriations bill

Who: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, Tax Administration Inspector General J. Russell George
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on financial services
Why: 2015 appropriations bill

Who: National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on energy and water development
why: 2015 appropriations bill

Who: Federal Elections Commission Commissioner Ann Ravel
Where: Senate Rules and Administration Committee
Why: Post-McCutcheon Campaign Finance

Who: Transportation Security Administration Administrator John S. Pistole
Where: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
Why: Transportation security

Thursday May 1

Who: NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on commerce, justice, science
why: 2015 appropriations bill

Who: U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
Where: Senate Finance Committee
Why: Trade policy