The Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Caitlin J. Halligan to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. At 10:30 a.m., the chamber will vote on a motion to invoke cloture and limit debate on Halligan’s nomination.
The House considers a bill that includes a continuing resolution for government spending for the remainder of fiscal 2013 as well as Defense and Military Construction-VA appropriations measures.
Convenes at 9:30 a.m.
Roll call votes expected.
Judicial Nomination — Caitlin J. Halligan for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
Judiciary holds an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. testifies. 9:30 a.m., 226 Dirksen
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs holds an oversight hearing on the Department of Homeland Security. 10 a.m., 342 Dirksen
Veterans’ Affairs holds a joint hearing with the House Veterans’ Affairs panel to receive the legislative presentations of veterans organizations. 10 a.m., 345 Cannon
Convenes at 10 a.m. for legislative business.
First votes expected: 11-11:30 a.m. Last votes expected: 1-2 p.m.
Under a closed rule:
HR 933 — fiscal 2013 continuing resolution and Defense and Military Construction-VA spending measures
Ways and Means marks up a bill on work requirements for welfare programs (HR 890). 9:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth
Education and the Workforce marks up a bill on workforce investment and American competitiveness (HR 803). 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health holds a hearing on sustainability in entitlement programs. 9 a.m., 2322 Rayburn
Armed Services holds a hearing on U.S. Central Command;, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Transportation Command in review of the defense authorization request for fiscal 2014. 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn
Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises holds a hearing on the roles of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the 2008 financial crisis. 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade holds a hearing on U.S. auto manufacturing. 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn
Veterans’ Affairs holds a joint hearing with the Senate Veterans’ Affairs panel to receive the legislative presentations of veterans organizations. 10 a.m., 345 Cannon
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
Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on patient wait times at the Department of Veterans Affairs. 1:30 p.m., 334 Cannon
Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel holds a hearing on military suicide prevention. 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn
Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces holds a hearing on nuclear deterrence. 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
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