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.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.