The House will consider several bills under suspension of the rules, including on waste and abuse in government spending, Government Accountability Office mandates and the D.C. courts. The chamber also expects a 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. A vote on a cloture motion is scheduled for noon, but a budgetary point of order also may be raised.
Convenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Under suspension of the rules:
HR 4053 — Preventing waste, fraud and abuse in federal spending
S 3637 — FDIC Transaction Account Guarantee program
House Judiciary markup of a resolution directing the attorney general to give Congress any documents about the practice of targeted killing of U.S. citizens and targets abroad. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn
Senate Judiciary markup of two bills, one on location tracking of electronic devices and another on prescription medication distribution for nursing home residents; also votes on pending nominations. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen
House Financial Services hearing on the Volcker rule. 9 a.m., 2128 Rayburn
House Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on the high-speed and intercity passenger rail program. 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on the health care overhaul’s exchanges and Medicaid expansion. 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn
Senate Finance hearing on care for dually eligible beneficiaries. 10 a.m. Dec. 13, 215 Dirksen
Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing on response to Hurricane Sandy. 10 a.m., 428-A Russell
Senate Foreign Relations closed briefing on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. 2 p.m., SVC-217 Capitol Visitor Center
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, speaks with reporters in the Capitol after a speech on the Senate floor that accused the CIA of searching computers set up for Congressional staff for their research of interrogation programs.