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Today at a Glance: Feb. 26, 2013

The Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be Defense secretary. At noon, senators will reconsider the cloture vote on the Hagel nomination. After the vote, the chamber will recess for caucus lunches.

The House considers a measure that would establish an annual academic competition in the STEM fields in each congressional district.


Convenes at 10 a.m.

Roll call votes expected.


Finance votes on the nomination of Jacob J. Lew to be secretary of the Treasury. 10 a.m., 215 Dirksen


Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs meets to receive the semiannual monetary policy report from the chairman of the Federal Reserve. 10 a.m. 106 Dirksen

Finance holds a hearing on the budget and economic outlook for fiscal 2013 to 2023. 10 a.m., 215 Dirksen

Budget holds a hearing on the effects of federal investments long-term economic growth. 10:30 a.m., 608 Dirksen

Veterans’ Affairs holds a joint hearing with the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to receive the legislative presentations of veterans organization. 2 p.m., 345 Cannon

Health, Education, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on innovation in disability employment. 2:30 p.m., G-50 Dirksen

Intelligence holds a closed hearing on pending intelligence matters. 2:30 p.m., 219 Hart

The following committees meet to consider an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the committee during the 113th Congress:

Agriculture, Nutrition and ForestryTime TBA, Place TBA

Environment and Public WorksTime TBA, Place TBA

Foreign Relations2:15 p.m., S-116 Capitol

JudiciaryTime TBA, Place TBA

The following committees meet to discuss and adopt an oversight plan for the 113th Congress:

Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs10 a.m., 106 Dirksen

Indian Affairs — 3 p.m., 628 Dirksen

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs3:45 p.m., 342 Dirksen


Convenes at noon for legislative business.

First and last votes expected 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Under suspension of the rules:

H Res 77 — STEM academic competition


Rules considers rules for floor debate on a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (S 47). 3 p.m., H-313 Capitol


Agriculture meets to consider its “Views and Estimates” report. 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth

Defense Appropriations Subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the fiscal challenges facing the Department of Defense. 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn

Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on draft fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Government Accountability Office and Government Printing Office. 10 a.m., HT-2 Capitol

Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training holds a hearing on revamping the workforce investment system. 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a hearing on American energy security and innovation. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., testify. 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

Financial Services meets to consider its “Views and Estimates” report. 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn

Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security holds a hearing on border security. 10 a.m., 311 Cannon

Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law holds a hearing on the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn

Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations holds a hearing on state forest management. 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth

Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs holds a hearing on compensation of executives at taxpayer-funded companies. 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn

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