Capitol Hill Happenings: Today in Congress

The House begins debate in the afternoon on the bill to repeal the health care law.

There are seven hours of debate scheduled for the measure, and since seven hours in Congress time takes much longer than seven hours on a watch, the final vote will take place Wednesday.

House Democrats hold a hearing at 1:00 p.m. ET on the impact of repealing the health care law they pushed through Congress. They are billing it as the only hearing where supporters can "testify about the real-life effects of undoing critical patient protections." Democrats have complained that the GOP has pushed the repeal measure without any Congressional committee hearings. Republicans counter that the bill was debated enough during the last Congress, and that the public wants the legislature to move quickly to end the bill.

The vote and the events leading up to it will be largely symbolic though, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has said that he does not intend to bring up the repeal bill.

Members of the House Armed Services Committee, led by Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., discuss their recent fact finding trip to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba at a 12:30 p.m. ET news conference.

Ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's State Visit, Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and Chinese human rights activists gather at 2:00 p.m. ET to call for greater freedoms in the Communist nation. Critics have accused the regime of stifling opposing views and limiting personal freedoms.

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