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Today at a Glance: March 12, 2013

The House considers two bills under suspension of the rules: one measure that would eliminate the requirement for financial institutions to send out annual privacy notices and another that would require a study of voluntary community-based flood insurance.

The Senate begins consideration of a continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of fiscal 2013. President Barack Obama comes to the Hill to meet with Senate Democrats. The chamber will recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the weekly caucus lunches.


Convenes at 2 p.m. for legislative business.

Votes postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Under suspension of the rules:

HR 749
— Financial institution privacy notices

HR 1035
— Community-based flood insurance study


Rules considers rules for floor debate for a bill (
HR 890
) that would prohibit waivers relating to compliance with work requirements for welfare programs. 5 p.m., H-313 Capitol


Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Securities and Exchange Commission. 3 p.m., 2359 Rayburn


Convenes at 10 a.m.

Roll call votes possible.


Judiciary marks up gun control legislation on the regulation of assault weapons (
S 150
), school safety (
S 146
) and background checks for gun buyers (
S 374
). 10:15 a.m., 226 Dirksen


Armed Services holds a hearing on the U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Cyber Command in review of the fiscal 2014 defense authorization request. 9:30 a.m., G-50 Dirksen

Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs holds a confirmation hearing on the nominations of Richard Cordray to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Mary Jo White to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. 10 a.m., 538 Dirksen

Intelligence holds an open hearing on national security threats. National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper Jr., CIA Director John O. Brennan and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testify. 10 a.m., 216 Hart.

Commerce, Science and Transportation holds an oversight hearing on the Federal Communications Commission. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski testifies. 2:45 p.m., 253 Russell

Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety holds a hearing on the job corps budget shortfall. 2:30 p.m., 430 Dirksen

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