Today at a Glance: Dec. 20, 2012
The House is expected to adopt the conference report on the annual defense authorization. It considers two measures on the fiscal cliff, one on replacing the sequester and one on extending tax rates.
The Senate will resume consideration of the emergency supplemental appropriations bill that would help communities hit by Superstorm Sandy. The late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday.
Convenes at noon for legislative business.
First votes expected: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing on the attack in Benghazi, Libya. 1 p.m., 2172 Rayburn
Intelligence will hold a closed meeting to discuss an investigative report on U.S. national security issues posed by Chinese telecommunications companies. 9 a.m., HVC-304 Capitol Visitor Center
Intelligence will hold a closed hearing on ongoing intelligence activities. 9:30 a.m., HVC-304 Capitol Visitor Center
Convenes at 11 a.m.
Roll Call votes are possible.
HR 1 — Superstorm Sandy aid
Judiciary will mark up a bill (S 1560) on prescription medication distribution for nursing home residents as well as vote on pending nominations. Time TBA, 226 Dirksen
Finance votes on the nominations of Ronald Buch and Albert F. Lauber to be judges of the United States Tax Court. Time and place TBA
Veterans’ Affairs votes on the nominations of Keith Kelly to be assistant secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training and William S. Greenberg to be a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Time and place TBA
Foreign Relations will hold a hearing on the attack in Benghazi, Libya. 9 a.m., 216 Hart
Finance will hold a confirmation hearing on Treasury and Health and Human Services nominations. 10 a.m, 215 Dirksen
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development will hold a hearing on recovering from Superstorm Sandy. 11 a.m., 538 Dirksen