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Today at a Glance: March 20, 2013

The Senate resumes consideration of the fiscal 2013 continuing resolution. At 11:15 a.m., the Senate will hold three roll call votes: two on amendments and one on the motion to invoke cloture on the underlying CR. If cloture is invoked, the 30 hours of post-cloture debate time will run as if cloture had been invoked at 1 a.m., putting the vote for passage of the CR at Thursday morning, unless an agreement is reached to act before then.

The House continues consideration of the fiscal 2014 GOP budget measure and five alternatives.


Convenes at 9:30 a.m.

Roll call votes expected:

HR 933 — Fiscal 2013 continuing resolution


Health, Education, Labor and Pensions marks up legislation on animal drugs and organ policy (S 330). 10 a.m., Location TBA

Environment and Public Works marks up legislation on water resources development (S 601). 10 a.m., 406 Dirksen


Finance holds a hearing on updating the Medicare and Medicaid delivery system. 9:30 a.m., 215 Dirksen

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs holds a hearing on Superstorm Sandy recovery. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate testify. 10 a.m., 342 Dirksen

Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Science and Space holds a hearing on assessing space threats. 10 a.m., 253 Russell

Veterans’ Affairs holds a hearing on mental-health care for veterans. 10 a.m., 418 Russell

Judiciary holds a hearing on the future of drones in America. 10:30 a.m., 226 Dirksen

Judiciary holds a hearing on overhauling the immigration system. 2 p.m., 226 Dirksen

Foreign Relations holds a hearing titled on counterterrorism policies and priorities. 2:15 p.m., 419 Dirksen

Commerce, Science and Transportation holds a hearing on the Federal Aviation Administration’s progress on safety initiatives. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell


Convenes at noon for legislative business.

First votes expected: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Under a structured rule:

H Con Res 25 — Fiscal 2014 GOP budget


Agriculture marks up legislation on swaps and futures (HR 624, HR 677, HR 742, HR 992, HR 1003, HR 1038). 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth

Education and the Workforce marks up legislation on the National Labor Relations Board (HR 1120). 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn

Natural Resources marks up legislation on helium (HR 527), hydropower (HR 254, HR 678), the Black HIlls Cemetery (HR 291), tribal land (HR 507), the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center (HR 588), federal land (HR 716). battlefield protection (HR 1033) and the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program (HR 1159). 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth

Oversight and Government Reform marks up legislation on the Freedom of Information Act (HR 1211), federal information security (HR 1163), the Government Accountability Office (HR 1162), federal property (HR 328), presidential library fundraising organizations (HR 1133), federal advisory committee transparency (HR 1104), federal employment (HR 249), tax accountability (HR 882), federal conference expenditures (HR 313) and others. 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn

Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law marks up legislation on executive branch regulations (HR 367) and asbestos claims (HR 982). 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn

Fiscal 2014 Appropriations

Energy-Water Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the major construction projects at the Energy Department. 10 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn

Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the judiciary. 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn

Defense Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the National Guard and the Army Reserve. 10 a.m., H-140 Capitol

Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. 10 a.m., H-405 Capitol

Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on NASA. 2 p.m., 2359 Capitol


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