The House will consider several measures under suspension of the rules, including bills on airport baggage screening and Department of Homeland Security audit requirements. The chamber also expects a possible motion to go to conference on the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill.
The Senate will resume consideration of a bill that would extend for two years the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Transaction Account Guarantee program, which provides unlimited deposit insurance coverage for non-interest-bearing transaction accounts.
Convenes at 10 a.m. for morning business and at noon for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Oversight and Government Reform hearing on human growth hormone testing in the NFL. 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn
Science, Space and Technology hearing on the future of NASA. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn
Convenes at 9:30 a.m.
Roll call votes not expected
S 3637 — FDIC Transaction Account Guarantee program
Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure hearing on energy efficiency incentives. 10 a.m., 215 Dirksen
Veterans’ Affairs confirmation hearing on the nominations of Keith Kelly to be assistant secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training and William S. Greenberg to be a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. 10 a.m., 418 Russell
Judiciary confirmation hearing on four U.S. district court nominations. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen
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.