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Today at a Glance: Feb. 5, 2013

The House begins consideration of a bill that would require the president to submit a budget that shows eventual balance.

The Senate is not in session Tuesday and Wednesday while the parties hold their policy retreats. The chamber reconvenes at 9:30 a.m. Thursday and resumes consideration of a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act for five years.


Convenes at noon for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 2-3 p.m.

Under a structured rule:

HR 444
— Requiring president to submit a budget that shows eventual balance


Education and the Workforce holds a hearing on school and workplace challenges and opportunities. 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on prevention of Legionnaires’ disease in Pittsburgh. 10 a.m., 334 Cannon

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa holds a hearing on Fatah-Hamas reconciliation. 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a series of hearings on American energy security and innovation. 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn

Judiciary holds a hearing on immigration issues. 10:15 a.m., 2141 Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations hold a joint hearing on the promotion of global Internet freedom. 10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

Oversight and Government Reform holds a hearing to address wasteful government spending. 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn

Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs holds a hearing on effective use of the temporary disability rating. 2 p.m., 334 Cannon

The following committees will meet to organize and adopt committee rules for the 113th Congress:

House Administration: 2:15 p.m., 1310 Longworth

Ethics: 4 p.m., 2123 Rayburn

The following committees will meet to discuss and adopt a committee oversight plan for the 113th Congress:

Oversight and Government Reform: 12:30 p.m., 2154 Rayburn

Energy and Commerce: 4 p.m., 2123 Rayburn


Not in session.

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