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Capitol Hill Happenings: Today in Congress

The House debates the merits of a 2012 spending bill for the Department of Defense. The talk won't just be dollars and cents though.

At some point during the consideration of the measure, members will debate and vote on two amendments related to the nation's involvement in the Libyan civil war. The first, offered by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., would prohibits funds in the bill from supporting ground troops in Libya. The second, offered by Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., says that the spending bill does not authorize the use of military force against the Qaddafi regime.

Garrett also plans to introduce a resolution that calls on President Obama to seek authorization for the Libya mission from Congress in accordance with the War Powers Resolution. Presidents of both parties have ignored the resolution in the past.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing on Libya and the War Powers resolution at 10:30 a.m. ET.

President Obama's so-called regulatory czar Cass Sunstein testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee over the role of his agency at 9:30 a.m. ET. Critics charge that Sunstein's agency stifles business with burdensome and undue government regulations.

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