In the Hot Seat: More Cabinet secretaries

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

It’s another busy week on Capitol Hill for Cabinet secretaries as Congress works to draft and pass appropriation bills this summer before the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30 – especially pressing since both the Senate and House are scheduled to be off for two weeks after this week. High profile secretaries Kathleen Sebelius and John Kerry are among the many top administration officials in the hot seat this week.

SENATE

Tuesday, April 8

Who: Secretary of State John Kerry
Where: Senate Foreign Relations Committee ”
Why: 2015 budget

Who: Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John A. Koskinen
Where: Senate Finance Committee
Why: Tax preparation

Who: U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on state, foreign operations
Why: 2015 appropriations

Wednesday, April 9

Who: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on interior, environment
Why: 2015 appropriations

Who: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Deborah Hersman
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on transportation, housing and urban development
Why: 2015 appropriations

Who: Labor Secretary Thomas Perez
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on labor, health and human services, education
Why: 2015 appropriations

Who: Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on energy and water development
Why: 2015 appropriations

Thursday, April 10

Who: Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James
Where: Senate Armed Services Committee
Why: Defense reauthorization legislation

Who: U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah
Where: Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Why: 2015 budget

Who: Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on commerce, justice and science Why: 2015 appropriations

Who: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Where: Senate Finance Committee Why: 2015 budget

Who: Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs Victoria Nuland
Where: Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on European affairs
Why: Security in Central and Eastern Europe

HOUSE

Tuesday, April 8

Who: General Services Administration Administrator Dan Tangherlini
Where: House Appropriations subcommittee on financial services and general government
Why: 2015 appropriations

Who: NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr.
Where: House Appropriations subcommittee on commerce, justice, science
Why: 2015 appropriations

Who: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
Where: House Judiciary Committee
Why: Justice Department oversight

Who: U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
Where: House Ways and Means Committee
Why: Tax policy on business and economy

Who: Education Secretary Arne Duncan
Where: House Appropriations subcommittee on labor, health and human services, education
Why: 2015 appropriations

Who: U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah
Where: House Appropriations subcommittee on state, foreign operations
Why: 2015 appropriations

Wednesday, April 9

Who: Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Matthews Burwell
Where: House Appropriations subcommittee on financial services and general government
Why: 2015 appropriations

Who: U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah
Where: House Foreign Affairs Committee
Why: 2015 budget

Who: Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
Where: House Appropriations subcommittee on commerce, justice, science
Why: 2015 appropriations

Thursday, April 10

Who: National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper Jr.
Where: House Appropriations subcommittee on Defense (CLOSED hearing)
Why: 2015 appropriations

Who: Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz
Where: House Science, Space and Technology Committee
Why: Energy department science and technology priorities

Who: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan
Where: House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation, housing and urban development
Why: 2015 appropriations

Colby Itkowitz is a national reporter for In The Loop.
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