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Today at a Glance: April 25, 2013

The House is expected to pass a bipartisan measure that would privatize the nation’s helium reserves through direct sales and periodic auctions.

After an hour for morning business, the Senate will recess for a senators-only briefing. When the chamber returns, senators will resume consideration of a bill that would allow states to require out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax on items sold to their residents.

House

Convenes at noon for legislative business.

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

Subject to a rule:

HR 527 — Helium stewardship

Senate

Convenes 9:30 a.m.

Roll call votes possible.

S 743 — Online sales tax

Markups

Senate Judiciary marks up legislation (S 607) on electronic privacy. 9:30 a.m. 226 Dirksen

House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity marks up legislation on the GI bill (HR 357), retraining of veterans (HR 562), veteran transitions (HR 631, HR 844), homeless veterans (HR 1305), veterans employment (HR 1316, HR 1412), the Paralympics (HR 1402) and work study for veterans (HR 1453). 10 a.m. 334 Cannon

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific marks up legislation (HR 419) on Taiwan. 2 p.m. 2255 Rayburn

House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs marks up legislation on veterans with disabilites (HR 569, HR 570, HR 671, HR 894, HR 1405). 3 p.m. 334 Cannon

Hearings

Senate Armed Services holds a hearing on the Navy in review of the defense authorization request for fiscal 2014 and the future years defense program. 8:30 a.m. 106 Dirksen

Senate Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for NASA. 9:30 a.m. 192 Dirksen

House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. 9:30 a.m. B-308 Rayburn

House Ways and Means holds a hearing on federal tax provisions that affect residential real estate. 9:30 a.m. 1100 Longworth

House Foreign Affairs holds a hearing on the fiscal 2014 budget request for U.S. foreign assistance priorities and strategy. 9:45 a.m. 2172 Rayburn

House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for Department of Agriculture Rural Development. 10 a.m. 2362-A Rayburn

House Armed Services hold a hearing on the fiscal 2014 national defense authorization budget request for the Army. 10 a.m. 2118 Rayburn

House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Defense Health Program. 10 a.m. 2358-C Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health holds a hearing “Securing Our Nation’s Prescription Drug Supply Chain.” 10 a.m. 2322 Rayburn

Senate Energy and Natural Resources holds a hearing on the effects of drought on energy and water management. 10 a.m. 366 Dirksen

House Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Department of Treasury. 10 a.m. 2359 Rayburn

House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence holds a hearing titled “Counterterrorism Efforts to Combat a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Attack on the Homeland.” 10 a.m. 311 Cannon

House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations holds a hearings on the geolocation privacy and surveillance in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. 10 a.m. 2141 Rayburn

House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Department of Health and Human Services. 10 a.m. 2358-C Rayburn

House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources holds a hearing “U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement and Steps Needed for Implementation.” 10 a.m. 1324 Longworth

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