The House is expected to pass a bill that would sell off most of the nationís helium reserves and clear a measure that would avert air traffic controller furloughs. Meanwhile the Senate convenes in a pro forma session.
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness holds a hearing on military readiness. 8 a.m., 2118 Rayburn
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on HIPPA privacy rules. 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency holds a hearing on spending at the Department of Homeland Security. 9 a.m., 311 Cannon
House Appropriations Interior-Environment Subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2014 funding for the U.S. Forest Service. 9:30 a.m., B-308 Rayburn
House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy holds a hearing on hydraulic fracturing research activities. 9:30 a.m., 2318 Rayburn
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security holds a hearing on challenges facing the Social Security Administration. 9:30 a.m., B-318 Rayburn
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations holds a hearing on lands bills (HR 1169, HR 1299, HR 1574 and four draft bills). 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth
House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2014 funding for the Food and Drug Administration. 10:30 a.m., 2362-A Rayburn
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces holds a hearing on the fiscal 2014 budget for Army modernization programs. 10:30 a.m., 2118 Rayburn
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats and Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade hold a joint hearing on Islamic extremism in Chechnya. 10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a hearing on a bill (HR 1548) to make changes related to environmental laws, energy programs and management of mineral resources on American Indian reservations. 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., carries a musket on stage as he speaks during the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Md., on Thursday March 6, 2014.