The Senate will hold a series of votes on nine amendments to a gun control bill. The amendments include a plan to ensure that concealed-carry handgun permits issued by one state are recognized by all others, a ban on the future production of ammunition magazines holding 10 rounds or more, and a plan to impose new penalties for “straw purchasers” of firearms. All are subject to a 60-vote threshold for adoption.
Meanwhile, the House is expected to adopt the rule and begin general debate on a bill that would encourage private companies to share information about cyber-threats. The Senate has no current plans to take up the measure, and the Obama administration has threatened a veto.
House Energy and Commerce marks up measures on Internet governance (draft), Keystone XL pipeline approval (HR 3) and health care coverage (HR 1549). 9 a.m. 2123 Rayburn
House Education and the Workforce marks up a bill (HR 1406) that would provide compensatory time for employees. 10 a.m. 2175 Rayburn
Senate Armed Services receives a briefing on Syria. Time TBA, 216 Hart
Senate Budget holds a business meeting to consider the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell of West Virginia to be director, Office of Management and Budget. Time and place TBA
Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the National Guard and Reserve. 9 a.m. 192 Dirksen
Senate Armed Services holds a hearing on the defense authorization request for fiscal 2014 and the future years defense program. 9:30 a.m. 216 Hart
House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations. 9:30 a.m. B-308 Rayburn
House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Department of Agriculture. 10 a.m. 2362-A Rayburn
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development holds a hearing on foreclosure reviews. 10 a.m. 538 Dirksen
Senate Finance holds a hearing on the Obama administration’s fiscal 2014 budget proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services. 10 a.m. 215 Dirksen
House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Coast Guard. 10 a.m. H-140 Capitol
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs holds a hearing on the Obama administration’s proposed fiscal 2014 budget for the Homeland Security Department. The panel also will vote on the nomination of Sylvia M. Burwell to be Office of Management and Budget Director. 10 a.m. 342 Dirksen
Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Department of Education. 10 a.m. 138 Dirksen
House Transportation-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Department of Transportation. 10 a.m. 2358-A Rayburn
House Foreign Affairs holds a hearing on the fiscal 2014 budget request for the State Department. 9:30 a.m. 2172 Rayburn
House Armed Services holds a hearing on recent developments in Afghanistan. 10 a.m. 2118 Rayburn
House Science, Space and Technology holds a hearing on the Obama administration’s fiscal 2014 budget proposals for science agencies and programs. 10 a.m. 2318 Rayburn
House Judiciary meets to authorize the issue of a subpoena to the Justice Department. 10 a.m. 2141 Rayburn
House Natural Resources holds a hearing on regulation of state and federal management of oil and gas resources. 10 a.m. 1324 Longworth
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.