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Update -- The Senate Judiciary Committee has postponed its vote on the nomination of Eric Holder to become attorney general until 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. Although the committee hearing was initially scheduled for this morning, as the Post's Carrie Johnson reports, lawmakers cited conflicting schedule issues linked to today's National Prayer Service breakfast.

Expect another busy day by the Capitol, only without the inauguration crowds.

The House meets at noon. No votes are expected before 3:00 p.m.

The Senate will convene at noon and will debate the nomination of former Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to be secretary of state. A vote of the nomination is expected at 4:30 p.m.

Senate Confirmation Hearings

Former Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.) for transportation secretary, 2 p.m. (Commerce)

Timothy Geithner for treasury secretary, 10 a.m (Finance)

Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote on the nomination of Susan Rice for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, 2:30 p.m.

Judiciary Committee votes on the nomination of Eric Holder to become attorney general, 10 a.m.

Notable House Hearings

Appropriations -- Markup of the economic stimulus package, noon.

Energy-Commerce -- Markup of the "DTV Extension Act of 2009," 1:30 p.m.

--Sarah Lovenheim

By Washington Post editors  |  January 21, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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