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Capitol Hill Happenings: Today in Congress

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Two high-profile VIPs visit the Capitol on Tuesday.

In the morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress. Afterwards he will hold a press conference with House and Senate leadership.

In a decidedly lower-profile event, Vice President travels to the Hill in the afternoon to convene another deficit working group meeting. It's closed press, and as of right now there are no plans to hold a media availability afterwards.

A House Appropriations subcommittee begins to write the 2012 budget for the Department of Homeland Security at 9:30 a.m. ET. Some Southern lawmakers have called for more funds for the organization that runs the Federal Emergency Management Agency in light of the vicious tornadoes that have ripped through the region in recent weeks, killing hundreds and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, but finding the cuts in other departments necessary to offset the cost is proving difficult.

A Government Accountability Office audit shows that 3,700 firms that received grants and contracts under the federal stimulus program in 2009 were found to owe $757 million in back taxes. What happened? The Senate Homeland Security Investigations Subcommittee discusses what went wrong with a team of forensic accountants at a 2:30 p.m. ET hearing.

Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform committee on the Obama administration's oil and gas regulatory policy. Congressional critics say that the executive branch has placed too many hurdles in the way of domestic exploration.

Voters in upstate New York will decide the newest member of Congress in a special election Tuesday. The three-way contest between Democrat Kathy Hochul, Republican Jane Corwin, and "Tea Party" candidate Jack Davis has been down to the wire. They're running to fill the seat left vacant by former Rep. Christopher Lee, R-N.Y., who resigned earlier this year after shirtless photos he sent to a woman on Craigslist ended up on a gossip website.

We'll be following all those stories and more, so stay with Fox News for all the latest.

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