Capitol Hill Happenings: Today in Congress

The House Homeland Security Committee, led by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., holds a hearing on radicalization in the American Muslim community "and that community's response" at 9:30 a.m. ET. Muslim community leaders and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., one of two Muslim members of Congress, are set to testify. Critics have said that the hearing resembles McCarthyism, but King says it's an appropriate venue to explore the roots of Islamic radicalism.

Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religious leaders will also be on the Hill protesting the hearings. They'll present their point of view at a 1:00 p.m. ET newser. The other Muslim member of Congress, Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., holds a separate event on the hearing at the same time.

Lawmakers find out about international threats to the nation during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Defense Intelligence Agency head Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess Jr., in the morning.

A coterie of Senators will introduce their plan for terror suspects held at the military's Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention facility. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., say that a proposal to try detainees on the island base in military tribunals is the correct course of action, rather than attempting to bring the suspected terrorists to justice through criminal courts.

Senate Democrats hold a pair of media availabilities on the budget. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other members of leadership meet at 12:15 p.m. ET to blast the House-passed temporary spending bill's cuts to veteran's housing programs. Another group of Dems, led by Sen. Barbara Boxer of California will discuss the plan's impact on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Republican proposal failed a test vote in the Senate on Wednesday, but it's still a very willing and able straw man.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, holds his weekly news conference with an increased focus on gas prices at 11:15 a.m. ET. Americans are feeling the pain at the pump as fuel prices have jumped precipitously in light of instability in the Middle East. Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash will join Boehner. Both men have been highly critical of a Democratic proposal to allow the EPA to regulate greenhouse gasses released by fossil fuels, such as coal and oil.

In a response to high prices, some Democrats have suggested releasing oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and others will discuss their strategy for the stockpile at 12:15 p.m. ET

If you like talking about the federal budget in 140 characters or less, the House Democratic Caucus has an event for you. They'll be hosting a "Twitter Town Hall" on the popular social networking site at 12:00 p.m. ET.

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