Washington Journal Summary - - Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:00-7:45 Question/Newspaper Articles/Phones 7:05-ish On the Phone Phoner DAVID HAWKINGS Congressional Quarterly Managing Editor Topic: What'?s next in the debate over bills that fund the federal government, after the Senate rejected two competing bills on Wednesday. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said no effort will succeed unless tax increases and cuts to entitle programs are developed. Senate Minority Leader House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy said Republicans are talking about a new stopgap bill to fund the government for two to four weeks. The government is operating now on a stopgap bill that funds the government through March 18. 7:45-8:30 REP. SHEILA JACKSON LEE D-Texas Homeland Security Committee Member Topic: Her views on today'?s House Homeland Security Committee hearing on '?The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response.'? The Committee'?s Democratic Ranking member, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) has asked Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY) to '?broaden the scope'? of his '?examination of ideological- based violence.'? C-SPAN Radio's Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program. 8:30-9:15 REP. DOC HASTINGS R-Washington Natural Resources Committee Chairman Topic: What U.S. should do about rising gas and oil prices and whether it should tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Chairman Hastings plans a hearing next week (Thursday, March 17) exploring ways to develop U.S. energy resources and is expected eventually to propose expanded offshore drilling and more drilling on federal lands. He'?s strong critic of the Obama Administration on energy policy, saying it has opposed expanding energy production and imposed burdensome regulations. Rep. Hastings says tapping the SPR may provide some temporary relief but does not replace the oil the Administration has '?squandered dumoreless
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