S.J. Res. 7 and H.J. Res. 21: A Constitutional Amendment Concerning Senate Vacancies
Subcommittee Hearing

Subcommittee on the Constitution
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM

Agenda


NOTICE OF JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a joint hearing entitled "S.J. Res. 7 and H.J. Res. 21: A Constitutional Amendment Concerning Senate Vacancies" on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 216 of the Senate Hart Office Building.

Chairman Feingold and Chairman Conyers will preside.

Member Statements


  1. Senator Russ Feingold (D - WI)
  2. Senator Tom Coburn (R - OK)
  3. Senator Dick Durbin (D - IL)
  4. U.S. Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R - WI)
  5. U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D - TX)
  6. U.S. Representative John Conyers (D - MI)

Witnesses


Panel I

  1. The Honorable Aaron Schock
    United States House of Representatives [R-IL-18th District]
  2. The Honorable David Dreier
    United States House of Representatives [R-CA-26th District]
  3. The Honorable Mark Begich
    United States Senator
    State of Alaska

Panel II

  1. Vikram D. Amar
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
    University of California, Davis
    Davis , CA
  2. Matthew Spalding, Ph.D
    Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies
    The Heritage Foundation
    Washington , DC
  3. Robert Edgar
    President and CEO
    Common Cause
    Washington , DC
  4. Pamela S. Karlan
    Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law
    Stanford Law School
    Stanford , CA
  5. David Segal
    Analyst, FairVote
    Rhode Island State Representative
    Providence , RI
  6. Kevin J. Kennedy
    Director and General Counsel
    Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
    Madison , WI
  7. Thomas H. Neale
    Specialist in American National Government
    Congressional Research Service
    Washington , DC