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Congressional Calendar May 5, 2010

Terrorism and homeland security knock financial regulatory overhaul legislation out of the top news slot Wednesday. The Senate Homeland Security Committee starts the day at 10:00a with a hearing on “Terrorists and Guns: The Nature of the Threat and Proposed Reforms.” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Chief Raymond Kelly will help the committee examine ways to prevent terrorists from using firearms to attack the United States.High profile Defense Department officials come to the Hill to talk about developments at home and abroad. The House Armed Services Committee discusses developments in security and stability in Afghanistan with Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy and Lt. General John Paxton Jr, the Director of Strategic Plans and Policy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In a closed-door session, Gen. David Petraeus meets with a defense spending subcommittee. We’ll be staking out the hearing to see what we can learn from the Centcom chief and committee ...

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