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Today at a Glance: Nov. 15, 2012

The House takes up the rule for floor consideration of a bill that would normalize U.S. trade relations with Russia.

The Senate holds a cloture vote on the hunting and fishing bill at 9:15 a.m.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak. A House subcommittee held a similar hearing Tuesday.

The House

Convenes at noon for legislative business.

First and last votes expected: 5-6 p.m.

Special rule:

H Res 808
— A resolution providing for the consideration of HR 6156, the Russia trade bill

Postponed suspension:

HR 2453
— Mark Twain commemorative coin

The Senate

Convenes at 9 a.m.

Roll call votes expected.

S 3525
— Hunting and fishing on federal land


Senate Armed Services confirmation hearing on Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. for reappointment to general and to be commander of International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. 9:30 a.m., G-50 Dirksen

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, with FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg and Barry Cadden, the owner and director of pharmacy at the facility tied to the outbreak. 9:45 a.m., 106 Dirksen

House Foreign Affairs hearing on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn Bldg.

House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence hearing on weapons of mass destruction. 10 a.m., 210 Cannon

House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security hearing on the Transportation Security Administration. 10 a.m., 311 Cannon

House Science, Space and Technology hearing on the U.S. Antarctic program. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn

House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity hearing on veteran employment challenges. 10 a.m., 334 Cannon

Senate Environment and Public Works hearing on a draft water policy bill. 10:30 a.m., 406 Dirksen

Senate Special Aging hearing on preventing financial abuse of the elderly. 2 p.m., 562 Dirksen

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