Daybook: February 27

White House

  • Vice President Biden delivers remarks on gun violence at 11 a.m., then meets with NYC Mayor Bloomberg.
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 11 a.m.


  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and members of the minority caucuses hold a rally on the Supreme Court steps as the Voting Rights Act is discussed in Shelby County, Al. v. Holder. 8:30 a.m.
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke testifies on monetary policy and the economy ¬†before the House Financial Services Committee. 10 a.m.
  • House Armed Services hearing on sequester impact on the military. 2 p.m.
  • Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act vote. 2:30-3:30 p.m.


  • House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will dedicate a statue of the late Rosa L. Parks at a ceremony in National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol. Afterwords, President Obama to speak. ¬†11 a.m.
  • Hearing on the Assault Weapons Ban before the Judiciary Committee at 10 a.m. Afterwords, Five Newtown Connecticut teachers will speak


  • Chuck Hagel expected to be sworn in as Defense Secretary today, will address Pentagon staff at 10:00 a.m.
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