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Today at a Glance: Dec. 5, 2012

The House will consider several measures under a suspension of the rules, including measures on Internet governance, naturalization for armed forces support staff and patent law treaties.

The Senate will begin consideration of the U.S.-Russia trade bill. The chamber is expected to proceed to executive session to consider two nominations.


Convenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business.

First and last votes expected 11 a.m.-noon

Under suspension of the rules

Draft resolution — providing for concurrence in the Senate amendments to the Coast Guard authorization (HR 2838), with an amendment

S Con Res 50
— sense of Congress on Internet governance

HR 6620
— Secret Service protection for former presidents and their children

HR 6602
— national observances, ceremonies and organizations

HR 6605
— reporting requirement for a DNA identification grant program

HR 6223
— naturalization requirements for armed forces support staff

S 3486
— implementing patent law treaties

S 2367
— striking the word “lunatic” from federal law


Natural Resources markup of three bills, including one to establish a commission on the observance of the centennial of World War I. 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth


Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia hearing on the regional influence of Iran. 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn


Convenes at 9:30 a.m.

Roll call votes possible

HR 6156
— U.S.-Russia trade bill


Health, Education, Labor and Pensions markup of a bill that would amend educational privacy law to allow foster care administrations access to student records. 10 a.m., 430 Dirksen


Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing on Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. 10 a.m., 192 Dirksen

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