With the fiscal year 2011 budget a signature away from becoming the law of the land, the House takes up a variety of proposals to fund the government for 2012.
The plan that has garnered the most attention will be offered by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. His proposal slashes government spending by $6 trillion over 10 years and overhauls the Medicare and Medicaid health care entitlement programs.
The committee's Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., will offer a Democratic substitute measure. Other groups, including but not limited to conservatives, progressives, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Blue Dog Democrat Caucus, also plan to offer alternative plans.
Off the floor, a House Appropriations subcommittee receives testimony from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the implementation of the last year's health care law. The Republican-controlled House has voted on three separate occasions to repeal or withhold funding from the program, but each attempt was rebuffed by the Democratic Senate.
A panel of technology experts testifies before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the growing threat of cyber-attacks from China at 12:00 p.m. ET. The Chinese are believed to be behind a host of electronic attacks on the Pentagon and other federal agencies in recent years.
After the House wraps up its budget votes in the afternoon, lawmakers head back to their districts for a two-week Spring recess.