Busy Day on the Hill

From the Congressional Record’s Daily Digest, schedule of today’s committee hearings.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, hearing on BP-Transocean Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster: Ongoing Response and Environmental Impacts, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, hearing entitled “Combating the BP Oil Spill,” 2 p.m., or immediately following full Committee, 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, hearing on the Legal Liability Issues Surrounding the Gulf Coast Oil Disaster, 9:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, to continue oversight hearings entitled “Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Strategy and Implications of the Deepwater Horizon Rig Explosion,” 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Senate

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: to resume hearings to examine the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on small businesses, Time to be announced, SR-428A.

Congress is expected to break for the Memorial Day recess, one week back in the home district, on Friday.

President Obama delivers remarks to the press about the Deepwater Horizon accident this afternoon before flying to Chicago with his family for the Memorial Day weekend.

P.S. Jonah Goldberg makes a good, simple defense of the President on the oil spill.

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