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The 113th Congress convened on January 3, 2013

Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled

A statue of late civil rights activist Rosa Parks unveiled in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall on February 27, 2013.

Time (EST) Session
4/9
9:00 am
Hearing: “Reviving Our Economy: The Role of Higher Education in Job Growth and Development” Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training field hearing in Monroe, MI
4/9
3:00 pm
Hearing: Oversight Hearing – Internal Revenue Service Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
4/10
9:30 am
Hearing: POSTPONED: Oversight Hearing – United States Fish and Wildlife Service Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
4/10
10:00 am
Hearing: RESCHEDULED: Oversight Hearing – Regulatory Approaches to Foster Economic Growth Committee on Appropriations: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
4/10
10:00 am
Hearing: RESCHEDULED: Oversight Hearing – Small Business Administration Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
4/10
10:00 am
Hearing: “Raising the Bar: Reviewing STEM Education in America” Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
4/10
10:00 am
Hearing: CLOSED: Oversight Hearing – United States Pacific Command and United States Forces Korea Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense
4/10
10:00 am
Hearing: RESCHEDULED: Budget Hearing – United States Capitol Police Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
4/10
10:00 am
Hearing: Hearing entitled “Sustainable Housing Finance: Perspectives on Reforming the FHA” Committee on Financial Services: Housing and Insurance
4/10
10:00 am
Hearing: Boustany Announces Hearing Examining the Government’s Ability to Continue Operations When at the Statutory Debt Limit Committee on Ways and Means:
4/10
10:00 am
Hearing: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 357, H.R. 562, H.R. 631, H.R. 844, H.R. 1305, H.R. 1316, H.R. 1402, a draft bill entitled “Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013”, and a draft bill entitled “To amend title 39, United States Code, to extend the a Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
4/10
10:00 am
Hearing: POSTPONED: Budget Hearing – Department of Justice Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
4/10
1:00 pm
Hearing: 4-10-2013 Small Business Tax Reform: Growth Through Simplicity Committee on Small Business: Full Committee
4/10
1:00 pm
Hearing: POSTPONED: Oversight Hearing – Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
4/10
2:00 pm
Hearing: Hearing entitled “Examining Credit Union Regulatory Burdens” Committee on Financial Services: Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
4/10
2:00 pm
Hearing: Update of Efforts to Combat Piracy Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
4/10
2:30 pm
Hearing: Sustaining the Sacred Trust: An Update on our National Cemeteries Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
4/10
3:00 pm
Hearing: Legislative Hearing on H.R.____ Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
4/11
10:00 am
Hearing: Legislative Hearing on H.R.____, H.R. 1294, H.R. 818, H.R. 1345, H.R.____ and H.R.____ Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
4/11
10:00 am
Hearing: H.R. ____, “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013” Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee in Workforce Protections
4/11
10:00 am
Hearing: Oversight Hearing – Nuclear Waste Programs and Strategies Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
4/11
10:00 am
Hearing: Oversight Hearing – Department of Education – Secretary of Education Committee on Appropriations: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
4/11
10:00 am
Hearing: 4-11-2013 JOBS Act Implementation Update Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations
4/11
10:00 am
Hearing: Budget Hearing – Department of Homeland Security Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security
4/11
10:00 am
Hearing: Chairman Camp Announces Hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal with U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew Committee on Ways and Means:
4/11
10:00 am
Hearing: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2014 Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Full Committee
4/11
1:00 pm
Hearing: TSA’s Efforts to Advance Risk-Based Security: Stakeholder Perspectives Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Transportation Security
4/11
1:00 pm
Hearing: Oversight Hearing – Bureau of Land Management Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
4/11
1:30 pm
Hearing: Budget Hearing – Department of Commerce – Acting Secretary of Commerce Committee on Appropriations: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
4/12
9:30 am
Hearing: Oversight Hearing – National Park Service Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
4/12
10:00 am
Hearing: Budget Hearing – Drug Enforcement Administration Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
4/12
10:00 am
Hearing: RESCHEDULED: Budget Hearing – Commodity Futures Trading Commission Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
4/12
10:30 am
Hearing: Oversight Hearing – Installations, Environment, Energy, and BRAC Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
4/16
9:30 am
Hearing: Public and Outside Witness Hearing Committee on Appropriations: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
4/16
1:00 pm
Hearing: Public and Outside Witness Hearing Committee on Appropriations: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
4/16
2:00 pm
Hearing: President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request for Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
4/17
9:30 am
Hearing: Public and Outside Witness Hearing Committee on Appropriations: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
4/24
9:30 am
Hearing: American Indian and Alaskan Native Public and Outside Witness Hearing Committee on Appropriations: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
4/24
1:00 pm
Hearing: American Indian and Alaskan Native Public and Outside Witness Hearing Committee on Appropriations: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
4/25
9:30 am
Hearing: American Indian and Alaskan Native Public and Outside Witness Hearing Committee on Appropriations: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

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