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Tuesday, Sept. 9

Credit: ProPublica10 a.m. -- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hears testimony on sexual assault in the military. Last time they met on this issue, Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) threatened to subpoena top Department of Defense officials for ordering a witness not to testify. Now that witness, Dr. Kaye Whitley, will address the hearing. There is a related GAO hearing on Wednesday.

2 p.m. -- The Homeland Security Committee meets to hear testimony on America's terrorism watchlists. The webcast will be available online.

2.15 p.m. -- The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear evidence on the Justice Department's preparations for the general election.

The Government Accountability Office will issue two reports on voting systems. The GAO will also release a report on airlines use of watch lists.

Wednesday Sept. 10

10 a.m. -- The Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing titled, "Mismanagement, Missteps, and Missed Benchmarks: Why the Virtual Fence Has Not Become a Reality." A webcast will be available.

The House Budget Committee will hear testimony on "Iraq's Budget Surplus and the Cost of the Iraq War."

The GAO will release three reports: Iraqi revenues, Secure Border Initiatives and Department of Defense and Coast Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

Thursday Sept. 11

9.30 a.m. -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on "Dividend Tax Abuse: How Offshore Entities Dodge Taxes on U.S. Stock Dividends."

10 a.m. -- The Senate Judiciary Committee will examine the Open FOIA (Freedom of Information) Act of 2008. The proposed law would increase transparency requirements for the government for FOIA requests.

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