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Today at a Glance: March 5, 2013

The Senate considers a resolution to authorize committee expenditures for the remainder of fiscal 2013. The chamber will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. for caucus lunches.

The House considers two measures under suspension of the rules: one that would require the president’s budget to provide an estimate of the cost per taxpayer of the deficit and the other on tobacco smuggling in U.S. territories.

Senate

Convenes at 10 a.m.

Roll call votes expected:

S Res 64 — Committee expenditures

Hearings

Armed Services holds a hearing on U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command in review of the defense authorization request for fiscal 2014. 9:30 a.m., 216 Hart

Veterans’ Affairs holds a joint hearing with House Veterans’ Affairs to receive a legislative presentation by Veterans of Foreign Wars. 10 a.m., G-50 Dirksen

Budget holds a hearing on efforts to reduce the deficit by eliminating wasteful spending in the tax code. 10:30 a.m., 608 Dirksen

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

House

Convenes at noon for legislative business.

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

Under suspension of the rules:

HR 668 — Addressing the deficit in the president’s budget

HR 338 — Tobacco smuggling in U.S. territories

Markup

Rules meets to consider rules for floor debate for a fiscal 2013 appropriations bill (HR 933) for the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and other departments and agencies. 3 p.m., H-313 Capitol

Hearings

Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Department of Energy science programs. 10 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn

Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for public health and research organizations. 10 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn

Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Architect of the Capitol. 10 a.m., HT-2 Capitol

Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Commerce Department. 10 a.m., H-309 Capitol

Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Treasury Department. 10 a.m., B-308 Rayburn

Agriculture holds a hearing on the state of the rural economy. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testifies. 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth

Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources holds a hearing on offshore energy resources. 10 a.m., 1325 Longworth

Foreign Affairs holds a hearing on North Korea’s criminal activities. 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn

Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research holds a hearing on scientific integrity and transparency. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn

Armed Services hold a hearing on U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command in review of the defense authorization request for fiscal 2014. 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn

Oversight and Government Reform holds a hearing on reducing waste and mismanagement in government. 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn

Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on multi-employer pension plans. 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn

Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade holds a hearing on the effectiveness of “unconventional” monetary policy. 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn

Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security holds a hearing on skilled immigration for American competitiveness. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a hearing on American energy security and innovation. 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn

Veterans’ Affairs holds a joint hearing with Senate Veterans’ Affairs to receive a legislative presentation by Veterans of Foreign Wars. 10 a.m., G-50 Dirksen

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on mental illness and violence. 10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations relating to force structure issues and the effects on military construction. 10:30 a.m., 2359 Rayburn

House Administration holds a hearing to hear from committee chairmen and ranking members on their requests for funding the operations of their committees for the 113th Congress. 10:30 a.m. 1310 Longworth

Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight holds a hearing on tax provisions in the health care law. 11 a.m., 1100 Longworth

Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials holds a hearing on the importance of railroads to the economy. 11 a.m., 2167 Rayburn

Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law holds a hearing on regulation, jobs and the economy, including a bill to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted (HR 367). 11:30 a.m., 2237 Rayburn

Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice holds a hearing on the effects of litigation on America’s competitiveness. 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn

Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power holds a hearing on hydropower bills, one on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project (HR 254) and one on hydropower development at Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities (HR 678). 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth

Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade holds an organizational meeting. 4 p.m., 1105 Longworth

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