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The Senate begins debate on the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be secretary of Defense.
The House considers a bill that would clarify that houses of worship are eligible for disaster relief. The chamber also votes on legislation to improve hydropower.Senate
Convenes at 10 a.m.
No votes expected.Markups
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions marks up pending legislation on pandemic and hazards preparedness (HR 307) and on educating mothers who have prematurely born infants. 10 a.m., 430 Dirksen
Foreign Relations marks up a resolution (S Res 12) recognizing the third anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. 3 p.m., S-116 CapitolHearings
Judiciary holds a hearing on a comprehensive immigration overhaul. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies. 9:30 a.m., 216 Hart
Finance holds a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Jacob J. Lew to be secretary of the Treasury. 10 a.m., 215 Dirksen
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs holds a hearing on U.S. Postal Service problems. 10 a.m., 342 Dirksen
Budget holds a hearing on the effects of budget decisions on families and communities. 10:30 a.m., 608 Dirksen
Judiciary holds a confirmation hearing on pending nominations. 3:15 p.m., 226 Dirksen
The following committees meet to organize and adopt committee rules for the 113th Congress:
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions — 10 a.m. 430 Dirksen
Rules — 10 a.m., 301 Russell
Commerce, Science and Transportation — 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell
Foreign Relations — 3 p.m., S-116 Capitol
Small Business and Entrepreneurship — 4 p.m., 428-A RussellHouse
Convenes at noon for legislative business.
First and last votes expected: 1-2 p.m.
Under suspension of the rules:
HR 592 — Disaster assistance for houses of worship
HR 267 — Hydropower improvementsMarkup
Rules meets to consider rules for floor debate for a bill to eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for federal employees (HR 273). 3 p.m., H-313 CapitolHearings
Armed Services holds a hearing on the effects of sequestration on the Department of Defense. Deputy Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey testify. 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn
Budget holds a hearing on the budget and economic outlook prepared by the Congressional Budget Office. CBO Director Douglas W. Elmendorf testifies. 10 a.m., 210 Cannon
Homeland Security holds a hearing on homeland threats. 10 a.m., 311 Cannon
Financial Services holds a hearing on the financial situation at the Federal Housing Administration. 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn
Veterans’ Affairs holds a hearing on overcoming barriers to mental health care for veterans. 10 a.m., 334 Cannon
Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on the future of the National Labor Relations Board after the Supreme Court’s Noel Canning decision. 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on the current influenza season. 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn
Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy holds a hearing on the outlook for American energy. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn
Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security holds a hearing on U.S. assistance in Afghanistan. 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology holds a hearing on satellite broadcast issues. 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn
Transportation and Infrastructure holds a hearing on the federal role in infrastructure. 11 a.m., 2167 Rayburn
Small Business holds a hearing on the state of the small-business economy. 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn