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Today at a Glance: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Senate resumes consideration of a five-year farm policy bill (S 954). A Senate committee will hold a hearing on 501(c)(4) applications and the IRS.

The House will consider six measures under suspension of the rules, three of which relate to veterans.


Convenes at noon for legislative business.

Votes expected between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Under suspension of the rules:

HR 1412
— veterans’ job opportunities

HR 570
— cost of living adjustments for veterans

HR 1344
— expedited air passenger screenings for veterans

HR 324
— awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the First Special Service Force for superior World War II service

S 982
— prohibiting the Army Corps of Engineers from restricting fishing areas

S Con Res 16
— authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall to unveil a statue of Frederick Douglass


Convenes at 10 a.m.

Roll call votes are possible.


House Judiciary marks up a bill (HR 982) on asbestos claim transparency. 10 a.m. 2141 Rayburn

House Appropriations marks up the Fiscal 2014 Military Construction-VA appropriations bill (draft). 11 a.m. 2359 Rayburn

House Appropriations marks up a report on the revised suballocations of budget allocations for fiscal 2014. 11 a.m. 2359 Rayburn

Senate Foreign Relations marks up a bill (S 960) supporting transition of power in Syria and a resolution (S Res 143) recognizing World Press Freedom Day. 2:15 p.m. 419 Dirksen

House Rules holds a mark up to consider the rules for floor debate for a bill (HR 3) on the Keystone XL pipeline. 3 p.m. H-313 Capitol


House Foreign Affairs holds a hearing on economic issues in the Arab region, with testimony by former Secretary of State Madeline K. Albright. 9:30 a.m.2172 Rayburn

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations holds a hearing on offshore profit shifting and the U.S. tax code. 9:30 a.m. 106 Dirksen

House Education and the Workforce holds a hearing on the proposed 2014 Department of Education budget, with testimony from Education Secretary Arne Duncan. 10 a.m. 2175 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce holds a hearing on cyber-threats and security. 10 a.m. 2123 Rayburn

Senate Finance holds a hearing on 501(c)(4) applications and the IRS. 10 a.m. 215 Dirksen

House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health holds a hearing on Medicare overhaul proposals. 10 a.m. 1100 Longworth

House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health holds a hearing on legislation in veterans’ health. 10 a.m. 334 Cannon

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs holds a hearing on the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s annual report to Congress, with testimony by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew. 10:15 a.m. 538 Dirksen

Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs holds a hearing on Afghanistan’s 2014 elections. 2:45 p.m. 419 Dirksen

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