The Senator’s Week Ahead Schedule: Dec. 17 – Dec. 23
Monday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m. — The Senator will speak at a press event on the dredging of the Nanticoke River. Deepening the Nanticoke River clears the way for increased business and commerce for many industries in Sussex County and other communities along the waterway. Senator Carper and Congressman Carney will also participate. Nanticoke River Yacht Club, 30 N. Market Street, Blades, Delaware – Open to press.
Monday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. — The Senator will preside over the Senate until 4:00 p.m. Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press who wish to sit in the Senate Gallery.
Wednesday, December 19 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled, "The State of the Right to Vote After the 2012 Election." Senator Coons, an advocate for voters’ rights, introduced legislation last month to help states improve their elections. 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press.
Thursday, December 20 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing entitled, “Benghazi: The Attacks and Lessons Learned.” Although Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is no longer available to testify due to illness, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Thomas Nides will testify. 216 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press.
Thursday, December 20 at 4:00 p.m. — The Senator will preside over the Senate until 5:00 p.m. Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press who wish to sit in the Senate Gallery.
Note: Schedule is subject to change