Watch the LaHood Confirmation Hearing Online

At 2:00 p.m. the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will vet Obama’s choice for Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood. Will they grill the former Illinois rep on his predilection for pork and ties to Caterpillar? Tune in to the live webcast to find out.

Also on tap (tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.) — the House Transportation Committee holds its hearing on the infrastructure portion of the stimulus bill.

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