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In the Hot Seat: Holder and NSA

Several cabinet secretaries return to Capitol Hill this week for more rounds of budget and appropriations hearings. But House Republicans are saving all their fun for the end of the week. Attorney General Eric Holder and NSA Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander testify at two separate hearings on Friday ostensibly about spending issues, yet something tells us other topics may come up for discussion.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

SENATE

Wednesday April 2

Who: Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez
Where: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Why: Data breach and personal information protection

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

Who: National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on labor, health and human services, education
Why: 2015 appropriations

Who: Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on defense
Why: 2015 appropriations

Who: Treasury Undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence David Cohen
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on financial services and general government
Why: 2015 appropriations

Thursday March 3

Who: Army Secretary John M. McHugh
Where: Senate Armed Services Committee
Why: Defense programs authorization

Who: Attorney General Eric Holder
Where: Senate Appropriations subcommittee on commerce, justice and science Why: 2015 appropriations

Who: Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg
Where: Senate Appropriations  subcommittee on agriculture, rural development, FDA
Why: 2015 appropriations

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

Who: State Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland
Where: Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Why: Russia

HOUSE

Wednesday April 2

Who: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew
Where: House Appropriations subcommittee on financial services
Why: 2015 appropriations

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

Who: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power
Where: House Appropriations subcommittee on state, foreign operations
Why: 2015 appropriations

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

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

Thursday April 3

Who: Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta
Where: House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation, housing and urban development
Why: Transportation modes

Who: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
Where: House Natural Resources Committee
Why: 2015 budget

Who: Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz
Where: House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on energy and power
Why: 2015 budget

Friday April 4

Who: Attorney General Eric Holder
Where: House Appropriations subcommittee on commerce, justice, science
Why: 2015 appropriations

Who: National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander
Where: House Armed Services subcommittee on intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities
Why: 2015 budget

Colby Itkowitz is the lead anchor of the Inspired Life blog. She previously covered the quirks of national politics and the federal government.

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