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By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2014 at 10:10 p.m.



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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Thursday, March 6

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10:30 a.m. FLOOD INSURANCE — Reps. Michael Grimm and Bill Cassidy have invited a group of bi-partisan lawmakers to a press conference to urge the Senate to quickly schedule a vote on the Grimm-Cassidy substitute amendment to the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. In addition, invited Members will have the opportunity to speak on the importance of flood insurance to Americans across the nation. Confirmed guests include: Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL); Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL); Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA); Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY); Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ); Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY); Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS).

Location: House Radio-Television Gallery, HVC Studio B (HVC 110).

Notes: Press MUST RSVP to Jillian Rogers at jillian.rogers@mail.house.gov or 202-570-2820.

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11:30 a.m. HOUSE SPEAKER BOEHNER — Holds an on-camera press briefing.

Location: Capitol Visitor Center HVC Studio A, HVC 114.

Contacts: Kevin Smith, 202-225-0600

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1 p.m. DEMOCRATIC LEADER NANCY PELOSI — Holds her weekly press conference.

Location: HVC Studio A (Enter through HVC-117), Capitol Visitor Center.

Contacts: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

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FLOOR SCHEDULE

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9 a.m. — The House will meet for legislative business. It will consider: Complete Consideration of H.R. 3826 - Electricity Security and Affordability; H.R. 4152 - To provide for the costs of loan guarantees for Ukraine; H.R. 2641 - Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development. First votes expected: 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. Last votes expected: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS

9 a.m. ENERGY AND COMMERCE — Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing on "Benefits of and Challenges to Energy Access in the 21st Century: Fuel Supply and Infrastructure. http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/benefits-and-challenges-energy-access-21st-century-fuel-supply-and-infrastructure

Location: 2123 Rayburn.

9 a.m. FOREIGN AFFAIRS — Hearing on "U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Ukraine." Witness: Eric Rubin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Event link: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/hearing-us-foreign-policy-toward-ukraine

Location: 2172 Rayburn

Notes: NEW START TIME.

9 a.m. PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE — Full committee business meeting. http://intelligence.house.gov/hearing/business-meeting-8

Location: HVC304 Capitol.

9:15 a.m. PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE — Full committee CLOSED hearing on Ongoing Intelligence Activities. http://intelligence.house.gov/hearing/ongoing-intelligence-activities-51

Location: HVC304 Capitol.

9:30 a.m. ARMED SERVICES — The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense. Witnesses: General Martin Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense; Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense. http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=101827

Location: 2118 Rayburn.

Notes: NEW START TIME.

9:30 a.m. SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY — Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Research and Technology Joint Hearing - "Can Technology Protect Americans from International Cybercriminals?" Witnesses include Dr. Charles H. Romine, Director, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Location: 2318 Rayburn.

9:30 a.m. WAYS AND MEANS — Full committee hearing on the Presidents Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal with U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew. http://waysandmeans.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371183

Location: 1100 Longworth.

10 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Budget Hearing - Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Witness: Mark Wetjen, Acting Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission. http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=370569

Location: 2362-A Rayburn.

10 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS — Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Budget Hearing - House of Representatives. Witnesses: Ed Cassidy, Chief Administrative Officer, House of Representatives; Karen L. Haas, Clerk, House of Representatives; Paul D. Irving, Sergeant at Arms, House of Representatives. http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=370377

Location: HT-2 The Capitol.

10 a.m. NATURAL RESOURCES — Legislative Hearing on H.R. 414 (Young), To provide for the continued lease or eventual conveyance of certain Federal land within the boundaries of Fort Wainwright Military Reservation in Fairbanks, Alaska; H.R 1839 (Tipton), To designate certain Federal land in the San Juan National Forest in the State of Colorado as wilderness, and for other purposes. "Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act of 2013; H.R. 2430 (Pascrell), To adjust the boundaries of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park to include Hinchliffe Stadium, and for other purposes. "Hinchliffe Stadium Heritage Act of 2013; H.R. 3606 (McClintock), To permit certain activities to be conducted on Federal land within the Emigrant Wilderness of Stanislaus National Forest in the State of California at the level at which such activities were conducted on such land before the wilderness designation, and for other purposes. "Emigrant Wilderness Historical Use Preservation Act of 2013. http://naturalresources.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371053

Location: 1324 Longworth.

10 a.m. SMALL BUSINESS — Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Hearing, "Obamacare and the Self-Employed: What About Us?"

Witnesses: Todd McCracken, President, National Small Business Association, Washington, DC; Alan Schulman, President, Insurance Benefits & Advisors, LLC., Rockville, MD - Testifying on behalf of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage and the National Health Underwriters Association; Charlie Arnold, President/Owner, Lewes, DE - Testifying on behalf of the National Association for the Self-Employed; Dean Baker, Co Director, Center for Economic Policy Research, Washington, DC.

Location: 2360 Rayburn.

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