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Today at a Glance: Nov. 14, 2012

The House votes on five bills under suspension of the rules, including one to allow the construction of a natural gas pipeline in New York and New Jersey.

The House Democratic Caucus is holding a business meeting at 9 a.m. Afterward, at 10 a.m., Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will hold a news conference where she is expected to answer questions about whether she would stay on as minority leader.

Meanwhile, the leadership election to become GOP Conference chairman takes place Wednesday. Conference Vice Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington is vying for the spot against Tom Price of Georgia, the Republican Policy Committee chairman.

The Senate resumes consideration of a bill that would expand access to federal lands and ease restrictions on hunters and fishermen.

The chamber also might vote on a motion to reconsider a failed cloture motion on a cybersecurity bill.

Senate Democrats will meet at 9:30 a.m. to elect caucus leadership for the 113th Congress.

A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee plans a hearing on the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a contaminated steroid.

The House

Convenes at noon for legislative business.

Under suspension of the rules:

HR 2606
— New York City natural gas (concur in Senate amendment)

HR 6570
— CBO reporting requirements

HR 2453
— Mark Twain commemorative coin (concur in Senate amendment)

HR 6116
— Virgin Islands Supreme Court

HR 5934
— Tobacco smuggling

The Senate

Convenes at 2:30 p.m.

Weekly caucus lunches: 12:30-2:15 p.m.

Roll call votes possible.

S 3525
— Hunting and fishing on federal land

S 3414
— Cybersecurity (tentative)


House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on the recent fungal meningitis outbreak. 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing on trade adjustment assistance. 10 a.m., 2247 Rayburn

House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation hearing on health information technology. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing on the proposed Basel III banking rules. 2:30 p.m., 538 Dirksen

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