Today at a Glance: April 10, 2013

Posted April 9, 2013 at 7:48pm

Unless the Senate reaches an agreement Wednesday, the chamber will vote to invoke cloture Thursday morning on the motion to proceed to a measure that would require background checks on all firearm sales.

The House considers a measure on hydropower development.


Convenes at 9:30 a.m.

Roll call votes possible.


Health, Education, Labor and Pensions marks up draft legislation on mental health issues and votes on Jenny R. Yang to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other nominations. 10 a.m., 430 Dirksen


Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs holds a hearing on border security. 9:30 a.m., 342 Dirksen

Budget holds a hearing on the confirmation of the Sylvia M. Burwell to be director of the Office of Management and Budget. 10:30 a.m., 608 Dirksen

Foreign Relations holds a closed briefing concerning an intelligence update on Syria. 11 a.m., SVC-217 Capitol Visitor Center

Aging holds a hearing on tax-related identity theft. 2 p.m., 562 Dirksen

Indian Affairs holds a hearing on barriers to Indian housing development. 2:15 p.m., 628 Dirksen

Commerce, Science and Transportation holds a hearing on expanding the Panama Canal. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell

Judiciary holds a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan to be a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. 2:30 p.m., 226 Dirksen


Convenes at noon for legislative business.

First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Last votes expected: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Under a modified open rule:

HR 678
— Hydropower development


Intelligence marks up legislation (
HR 624
) that would provide for the sharing of certain cyber-threat intelligence between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities. 2 p.m., HVC-304 Capitol Visitor Center

Rules meets to consider rules for floor debate for legislation (
HR 1120
) on the National Labor Relations Board. 3 p.m., H-313 Capitol

Fiscal 2014 Appropriations

Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Small Business Administration. 10 a.m., H-309 Capitol

Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the U.S. Capitol Police. 10 a.m., HT-2 Capitol


Defense Appropriations Subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea. 9 a.m., H-140 Capitol

Oversight and Government Reform holds a hearing on accountability in U.S. foreign assistance. 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn

Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity holds a hearing on veterans economic opportunity bills. 10 a.m., 334 Cannon

Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations holds a hearing on spending oversight at the Justice Department. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn

Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight holds a hearing on government operations at the debt limit. 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth

Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance holds a hearing on the future of the Federal Housing Administration. 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a hearing on legislation (
HR 3
) that would permit the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn

Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education holds a hearing on science, technology, engineering and math education. 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn

Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on regulatory approaches to foster economic growth. 10 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade holds a hearing on U.S. auto manufacturing issues. 10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

Small Business holds a hearing on small business tax overhaul. 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn

Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census holds a hearing on postal service business partnerships. 1:30 p.m., 2154 Rayburn

Science, Space and Technology holds a hearing on threats from space. 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn

Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation holds a hearing on combating piracy. 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn

Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit holds a hearing on the regulation of small financial institutions. 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn

Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs holds a hearing on VA national cemeteries. 2:30 p..m., 334 Cannon

Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel holds a hearing on mental health research. 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology holds a hearing on U.S. Internet governance policy. 4 p.m., 2123 Rayburn