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Today at a Glance: Feb. 27, 2013

The Senate begins consideration of two proposals to replace the impending sequester. The chamber is also working to reach an agreement to consider the nomination of Jacob J. Lew to be Treasury secretary.

The House takes up the rule for floor debate on a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.


Convenes at 10 a.m.

Roll call votes possible.


Rules and Administration marks up the omnibus budget request for the operations of the Senate committees. 10 a.m., 301 Russell


Judiciary holds a hearing on an assault weapons ban. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will chair the hearing. 10 a.m., 216 Hart

Health, Education, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on animal drug user fee agreements. 10 a.m., 430 Dirksen

Judiciary holds a confirmation hearing for Jane Kelly to be a judge for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. 2 p.m., 226 Dirksen

Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry holds an oversight hearing on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. 2:30 p.m., 328-A Russell

Commerce, Science and Transportation holds a hearing on health care information for consumers. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell

Aging holds a hearing on strengthening Medicare. 3 p.m., 106 Dirksen


Convenes at noon for legislative business.

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

Rule for floor debate:

H Res 83 — Providing for the consideration of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization (S 47)


Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations holds a hearing on the growing threat of anti-Semitism. 9 a.m., 2172 Rayburn

Veterans’ Affairs holds a hearing military and veterans electronic health records. 9:15 a.m., 334 Cannon

Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Library of Congress and the Congressional Budget Office. 9:30 a.m., HT-2 Capitol

Oversight and Government Reform holds a hearing federal IT acquisitions overhaul. 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn

Energy-Water Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 10 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn

Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Transportation Security Administration. 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn

Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on American Indian education issues. 10 a.m., B-308 Rayburn

Armed Services holds a hearing on transition in Afghanistan. 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology holds a hearing on the broadband stimulus. 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn

Financial Services meets to receive the semiannual monetary policy report from the chairman of the Federal Reserve. 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn

Judiciary holds a hearing targeting American terrorists overseas. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn

Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Space holds a hearing on restructuring NASA. Reps. Frank R. Wolf of Virginia and John Culberson of Texas testify. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health holds a hearing on preventing waste and fraud in health care. 10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation holds a hearing on oversight of the Federal Aviation Administration. 10:30 a.m., 2167 Rayburn

Education and the Workforce holds a hearing on school safety issues. 12:30 p.m., 2175 Rayburn

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats holds a hearing on Islamist militant threats to Eurasia. 1 p.m., 2172 Rayburn

Small Business meets to consider its budget “Views and Estimates” report. 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn

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