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
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.