House Administration Chairman Dan Lungren will ask House panel leaders how they plan to do more with less.
The chairmen and ranking members of almost every House panel will testify before the House Administration Committee starting today as part of the biennial marathon hearing to determine committee budgets.
The top Members on each committee will begin cycling through the Longworth House Office Building hearing room at 11 a.m., presenting their budget requests in a ritual that will continue through Wednesday morning.
The only committees not to participate are the House Appropriations Committee, which sets its own funding level, and the House Administration Committee, which cannot testify before itself.
House Administration Chairman Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) and ranking member Robert Brady (D-Pa.) will be asking the panel leaders how they plan to do more with less, given the House-passed resolution to cut 5 percent from each committee and Member office budget.
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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