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NOTE: A new Congress begins at noon January 3 of each odd-numbered year following a general election, unless it designates a different day by law. A Congress lasts for two years, with each year constituting a separate session. A congressional calendar is an agenda or list of business awaiting possible action by the House or Senate

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House of Representatives Schedule

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hearing: H.R. 3309: Improving the Patent System to Promote American Innovation and Competitiveness

10:00 AM | 2141 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Full Committee

Hearing: Joint Hearing - EPA Power Plant Regulations: Is the Technology Ready?

10:00 AM | 2318 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology | Subcommittee on Environment

Markup: HR 1095, HR 1204, HR 1791, HR 2719, HR 2952, and HR 3107

10:00 AM | 311 Cannon HOB
Host: Committee on Homeland Security | Full Committee

Hearing: Next Steps on Egypt Policy

10:00 AM | 2172 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Full Committee

Hearing: The North American Energy Infrastructure Act

10:00 AM | 2123 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Energy and Power

Hearing: Twenty-five years of Acquisition Reform: Where do we go from here?

10:00 AM | 2118 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Armed Services | Full Committee

Hearing: Report from SIGAR: Challenges to Securing Afghan Women's Gains in a Post-2014 Environment

1:00 PM | 2212 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Armed Services | Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Hearing: NSA Programs

1:30 PM | HVC210 Capitol
Host: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence | Full Committee

Hearing: EPA's Regulatory Threat to Affordable, Reliable Energy: The Perspective of Coal Communities

2:00 PM | 2123 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Energy and Commerce | Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Hearing: Are More Judges Always the Answer?

2:00 PM | 2141 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on the Judiciary | Full Committee

Hearing: JOINT: After the Withdrawal: The Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan - Part II

2:15 PM | 2172 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Hearing: Guo Feixiong and Freedom of Expression in China

2:30 PM | 2255 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations

Hearing: Nuclear Weapons Modernization Programs

3:30 PM | 2212 Rayburn HOB
Host: Committee on Armed Services | Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

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