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The Senator’s Week Ahead Schedule: Feb. 11 – Feb. 17

The Week Ahead

Monday, February 11 at 8:00 a.m. — The Senator will host a conference on sustainable development and trade with Africa. The Opportunity: Africa conference will give Delawareans a seat at the table with some of the nation’s leading voices on sustainable development and trade with Africa, looking closely at how Delaware’s businesses, faith communities, and individuals can engage with Africa. Senator Coons, Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S. Elkanah Odembo, and author/columnist Michael Gerson will keynote. Delaware State University, Dover, DE – Open to press.

Tuesday, February 12 at 9:45 a.m. — The Senator will attend a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee business meeting. During the meeting, members will consider committee rules for the 113th Congress, as well as subcommittee membership and jurisdiction for the new Congress. 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press.

Tuesday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m. — The Senator will attend a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing entitled, “Opportunities and Challenges for Natural Gas.” The hearing will explore opportunities and challenges associated with America’s natural gas resources.  366 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press.

Tuesday, February 12 at 10:30 a.m. — The Senator will attend a Senate Budget Committee hearing. The hearing will focus on the Congressional Budget Office’s budget and economic outlook for fiscal years 2013-2023. Dr. Douglas W. Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, will testify during the hearing. 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press.

Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. — The Senator and his wife, Annie, will attend the secretary of state’s annual dinner. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

Tuesday, February 12 at 9:00 p.m. — The Senator will attend the president’s annual State of the Union address. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, February 13 at 9:00 a.m. — The Senator will attend a Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting with business leaders from around the nation. The meeting will focus on innovation, job creation, and strengthening the economy. S. 207, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC – Closed to press.  

Wednesday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. — The Senator will chair the second panel of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on comprehensive immigration reform. The hearing will take place a week after Senator Coons and Chairman Patrick Leahy called on their colleagues to ensure that the immigration reforms remain “grounded in civil and human rights, and ensure due process, equal treatment, and fairness. Witnesses include the Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security; Jose Antonio Vargas, Founder of Define American; Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies; Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC; Chris Crane, President of National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council 118 of the American Federation of Government Employees; and Janet Murguía, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza. 216 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC – Open to press.

Wednesday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m. – The Senator will preside over the Senate until 3:30 p.m.  Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press who wish to sit in the Senate Gallery.

Wednesday, February 13 at 3:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend a Senate Foreign Relations Committee business meeting. During the meeting, members will consider committee rules for the 113th Congress, as well as subcommittee membership and jurisdiction for the new Congress. Senator Coons is poised to be reappointed to the chair of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs. S-116 Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact: Foreign Relations Committee’s Jodi Seth at 202-224-4159.

Thursday, February 14 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.

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