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Today at a Glance: Dec. 11, 2012

The House will vote on a motion to go to conference on the fiscal 2013 defense authorization, as well as a Democratic motion to instruct conferees.

Meanwhile, the Senate continues work on a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation program that provides unlimited deposit insurance coverage
unlimited deposit insurance coverage for non-interest-bearing transaction accounts. The chamber is scheduled to vote on cloture on the bill at 2:15 p.m. The Senate will also consider two nominations.


Convenes at 2 p.m. for legislative business.

Motion to go to conference.

HR 4310
— Fiscal 2013 defense authorization


Convenes at 10 a.m.

Roll call votes expected.

S 3637
— FDIC Transaction Account Guarantee program

Nominations — John E. Dowdell to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma and Jesus G. Bernal to be U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California


House Rules considers rules for floor debate. 5 p.m. H-313 Capitol

Hearing Highlights

Senate Finance confirmation hearing on the nominations of Ronald Buch and Albert F. Lauber to be judges of the United States Tax Court. 10 a.m., 215 Dirksen

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing on the Housing and Urban Development Department’s rental housing assistance programs. 10:30 a.m., 538 Dirksen

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights hearing on the crisis in Eastern Congo. 3 p.m., 2172 Rayburn

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