Today at a Glance: April 16, 2013
The Senate resumes consideration of a measure that would expand background checks to all gun sales and make it a federal crime to buy guns for people legally barred from owning them. Senators are currently debating an amendment to require background checks for sales in commercial settings, but not to all private sales, as called for in the underlying legislation.
The House votes on three suspensions, all dealing with information networks and cybersecurity.
Convenes 10 a.m.
Roll call votes possible.
— Gun control
Convenes at noon for legislative business.
First and last votes expected 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Under suspension of the rules
Senate Foreign Relations holds a markup on pending legislation, nominations and foreign services lists. 2:15 p.m., S-116 Capitol
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on the role of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. 9 a.m. 2128 Rayburn
Senate Armed Services holds a hearing on the situation in Afghanistan. 9:30 a.m., 216 Hart
House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations. 9:30 a.m. B-308 Rayburn
House Oversight and Government Reform holds a hearing “Open to Visitors? Assessing the Federal Effort to Minimize the Sequester’s Impact on Access to Our Nation’s Capital and National Treasures.” 9:30 a.m. 2154 Rayburn
Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs holds a hearing on examining the conflict in Eastern Congo. 9:45 a.m., 419 Dirksen
House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Department of Agriculture. 10 a.m. 2362-A Rayburn
House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Department of Defense. 10 a.m. 2359 Rayburn
House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Coast Guard. 10 a.m. H-140 Capitol
House Armed Services holds a hearing on the fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization budget request. 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn
House Budget holds a series of hearings on revenue and economic policy proposals. 10 a.m., 210 Cannon
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on a fungal meningitis outbreak. 10 a.m. 2123 Rayburn
Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing “Tax Fraud and Tax ID Theft: Moving Forward with Solutions.” 10 a.m. 215 Dirksen
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit holds a hearing on how federal regulations affect small financial institutions. 10 a.m. 2128 Rayburn
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing titled “The Challenge of College Affordability: The Student Lens.” 10 a.m., 430 Dirksen
House Judiciary holds a hearing “Mismanagement at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.” 10 a.m. 2141 Rayburn
Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights holds a hearing “Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing.” 10 a.m. 226 Dirksen
House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Department of Labor. 10 a.m. 2358-C Rayburn
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations holds a hearing on national monuments. 10 a.m. 1324 Longworth
House Transportation-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Department of Transportation. 10 a.m. 2358-A Rayburn
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment holds a hearing “The Foundations for a New Water Resources Development Act.” 10 a.m. 2167 Rayburn
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training holds a hearing “Keeping College within Reach: The Role of Federal Student Aid Programs.” 11 a.m. 2175 Rayburn
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness holds a hearing “The Readiness Posture of the U.S. Army.” 2 p.m. 2212 Rayburn
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing “Who is Too Big to Fail: Does Dodd-Frank Authorize the Government to Break Up Financial Institutions?” 2 p.m. 2128 Rayburn House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing “Who is Too Big to Fail: Does Dodd-Frank Authorize the Government to Break Up Financial Institutions?” 2 p.m. 2128 Rayburn
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations holds a hearing on Kenya’s 2014 elections. 2 p.m. 2172 Rayburn
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats holds a hearing “China’s Rapid Political and Economic Advances in Central Asia and Russia.” 2 p.m. 2200 Rayburn
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet holds a hearing on abusive patent litigation. 2 p.m. 2141 Rayburn
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources holds a hearing on legislation that would permit the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 2 p.m. 1334 Longworth
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power holds a hearing on the fiscal 2014 budget request for activities and operations of the Bureau of Reclamation, the water resources program of the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bonneville, Western Area, Southwestern and Southeastern power marketing administrations. 2 p.m. 1324 Longworth
House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Subcommittee on Oversight holds a hearing “Assessing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Wind Energy Incentives.” 2 p.m. 2318 Rayburn
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation holds a hearing on the proposed fiscal 2014 budget request for the U.S. Coast Guard and related marine transportation programs. 2 p.m. 2167 Rayburn
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources holds a hearing to review the implementation of the The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. 2 p.m. 1100 Longworth
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation holds a hearing “Aviation Safety: FAA’s Progress on Key Safety Initiatives.” 2:30 p.m. 253 Russell
Senate Select Intelligence holds a closed hearing. 2:30 p.m., 219 Hart
House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs holds a hearing on veterans affairs bills. 2:30 p.m. 334 Cannon
Senate Budget holds a hearing on the president’s budget. 3 p.m., 608 Dirksen
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities holds a hearing on fiscal 2014 budget requests. 3:30 p.m. 2118 Rayburn