The House will vote on a motion to go to conference on the fiscal 2013 defense authorization, as well as a Democratic motion to instruct conferees.
Meanwhile, the Senate continues work on a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation program that provides unlimited deposit insurance coverageunlimited deposit insurance coverage for non-interest-bearing transaction accounts. The chamber is scheduled to vote on cloture on the bill at 2:15 p.m. The Senate will also consider two nominations.
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.