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Today at a Glance: April 12, 2013

The House completes consideration of a bill that would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from taking any action until questions about recess appointments used to install a majority of its members are resolved.

The Senate is not in session.


Convenes at 10 a.m. for legislative business.

First and last votes expected 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Under a closed rule:

HR 1120
— National Labor Relations Board

Fiscal 2014 Budget

Ways and Means holds a hearing on the president’s budget request for the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies. 9 a.m., 1100 Longworth

Armed Services holds a hearing on the defense authorization budget request for the Air Force. 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn

Fiscal 2014 Appropriations

Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Drug Enforcement Administration. 10 a.m., H-309 Capitol

Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. 10 a.m., 2362-A Rayburn

Military Construction-VA Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. 10:30 a.m., 2359 Rayburn


Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency holds a hearing on the effects of the sequester on homeland security. 9 a.m., 311 Cannon

Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the National Park Service. 9:30 a.m., B-308 Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a hearing on draft legislation that would prohibit the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $1 billion. 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations holds a hearing on legislation (
HR 1208
) that would establish the Manhattan Project National Park in Tennessee, New Mexico and Washington. 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth


Not in session.

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