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Today at a Glance: April 10, 2013

Unless the Senate reaches an agreement Wednesday, the chamber will vote to invoke cloture Thursday morning on the motion to proceed to a measure that would require background checks on all firearm sales.

The House considers a measure on hydropower development.


Convenes at 9:30 a.m.

Roll call votes possible.


Health, Education, Labor and Pensions marks up draft legislation on mental health issues and votes on Jenny R. Yang to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other nominations. 10 a.m., 430 Dirksen


Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs holds a hearing on border security. 9:30 a.m., 342 Dirksen

Budget holds a hearing on the confirmation of the Sylvia M. Burwell to be director of the Office of Management and Budget. 10:30 a.m., 608 Dirksen

Foreign Relations holds a closed briefing concerning an intelligence update on Syria. 11 a.m., SVC-217 Capitol Visitor Center

Aging holds a hearing on tax-related identity theft. 2 p.m., 562 Dirksen

Indian Affairs holds a hearing on barriers to Indian housing development. 2:15 p.m., 628 Dirksen

Commerce, Science and Transportation holds a hearing on expanding the Panama Canal. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell

Judiciary holds a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan to be a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. 2:30 p.m., 226 Dirksen


Convenes at noon for legislative business.

First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Last votes expected: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Under a modified open rule:

HR 678 — Hydropower development


Intelligence marks up legislation (HR 624) that would provide for the sharing of certain cyber-threat intelligence between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities. 2 p.m., HVC-304 Capitol Visitor Center

Rules meets to consider rules for floor debate for legislation (HR 1120) on the National Labor Relations Board. 3 p.m., H-313 Capitol

Fiscal 2014 Appropriations

Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Small Business Administration. 10 a.m., H-309 Capitol

Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the U.S. Capitol Police. 10 a.m., HT-2 Capitol


Defense Appropriations Subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea. 9 a.m., H-140 Capitol

Oversight and Government Reform holds a hearing on accountability in U.S. foreign assistance. 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn

Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity holds a hearing on veterans economic opportunity bills. 10 a.m., 334 Cannon

Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations holds a hearing on spending oversight at the Justice Department. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn

Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight holds a hearing on government operations at the debt limit. 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth

Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance holds a hearing on the future of the Federal Housing Administration. 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a hearing on legislation (HR 3) that would permit the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn

Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education holds a hearing on science, technology, engineering and math education. 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn

Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on regulatory approaches to foster economic growth. 10 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade holds a hearing on U.S. auto manufacturing issues. 10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

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