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Today at a Glance: March 19, 2013

The Senate resumes consideration of the continuing resolution to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal 2013. The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for weekly caucus lunches.

The House begins debate on the fiscal 2014 GOP budget measure and five alternatives. The chamber also takes up a resolution that would provide committee funding for the 113th Congress.

Senate

Convenes at 10 a.m.

Roll call votes possible:

HR 933 — Fiscal 2013 continuing resolution

Markup

Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs votes on the nominations of Richard Cordray to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Mary Jo White to be chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. 10 a.m., 538 Dirksen

Hearings

Armed Services holds a hearing on U.S. European Command, U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command in review of the fiscal 2014 defense authorization request. 9:30 a.m., 216 Hart

Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs holds a hearing on housing finance revisions. 10 a.m., 538 Dirksen

Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs holds a hearing on the humanitarian crisis in Syria. 10 a.m., 419 Dirksen

Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights holds a hearing on the merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen

Energy and Natural Resources holds a hearing on aid to rural communities. 10 a.m., 366 Dirksen

Finance holds a hearing on the president’s 2013 trade agenda. 10:30 a.m., 215 Dirksen

Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard holds a hearing on fisheries management. 10:30 a.m., 253 Russell

Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities receives a briefing on cybersecurity threats in review of the fiscal 2014 defense authorization request. 2:30 p.m., 222 Russell

Health, Education, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on keeping savings in the retirement system. 2:30 p.m., 430 Dirksen

Judiciary holds a confirmation hearing on the nominations of Gregory Alan Phillips to be U.S. Circuit judge for the 10th Circuit and Karol Virginia Mason to be an assistant attorney general. 2:30 p.m., 226 Dirksen

Intelligence holds a closed hearing on pending intelligence matters. 2:30 p.m., 219 Hart

Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment holds a hearing on insurance issues. 3 p.m., 538 Dirksen

House

Convenes at noon for legislative business.

First votes expected 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Last votes expected 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Under a structured rule:

H Con Res 25 — Fiscal 2014 GOP budget

Under a closed rule:

H Res 115 — Committee funding

Fiscal 2014 Appropriations

Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the House. Chief Administrative Officer Daniel J. Strodel, House Clerk Karen L. Haas and Sergeant-at-Arms Paul D. Irving testify. 9:30 a.m., HT-2 Capitol

Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the General Services Administration. 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn

Energy-Water Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management. 10 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn

Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the National Science Foundation. 10 a.m., H-309 Capitol

Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the FBI. Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies. 2 p.m., 2359 Capitol

State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing. 12:30 p.m., 2362-A Rayburn

Military Construction-VA Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on quality of life in the military. 2 p.m., H-140 Capitol

Hearings

Science, Space and Technology holds a hearing on threats from space. NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. testifies. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn

Oversight and Government Reform holds a hearing on Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security cost-saving measures. 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn

Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on management challenges at the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education departments. 10 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a hearing on American energy security and innovation. 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn

Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications holds a hearing on homeland security grants. 10 a.m., 311 Cannon

Financial Services holds a hearing on the Federal Housing Finance Agency. 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn

Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations holds a hearing on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn

Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations holds a hearing on a memorial for President Dwight D. Eisenhower (HR 1226). 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth

Ways and Means holds a hearing on federal tax provisions that affect state and local government operations and financing. 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology holds a hearing on the regulation of medical apps on smartphones. 10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a hearing on criteria for tribal recognition. 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth

Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on Asia and the Pacific and on Middle East and North Africa hold a joint hearing on the future of Afghanistan and Pakistan. 1 p.m., 2172 Rayburn

Judiciary holds a hearing on the release of criminal immigrant detainees by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 1 p.m., 2141 Rayburn

Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on American Indian health issues. 1:30 p.m., B-308 Rayburn

Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittees on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs and on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census hold a joint hearing on sequester oversight. 1:30 p.m., 2154 Rayburn

Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hold a joint hearing on veteran-owned small businesses. 2 p.m., 2360 Rayburn

Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces holds a hearing on maintaining the National Guard and Reserve in a time of austerity. 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn

Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency holds a hearing on Department of Homeland Security information technology. 2 p.m., 311 Cannon

Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements holds a on exporting liquefied natural gas. 3 p.m., 2247 Rayburn

Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces holds a hearing on nuclear deterrence. 3:30 p.m., 2212 Rayburn

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