What is happening today on Capitol Hill

Below is from FNC Chad Pergram


Several disparate things to watch for on Capitol Hill today.

House in at noon and then 2. Senate in at 2.

Expect the chaplains of both bodies to address the Connecticut shootings on the floor. We may also have some miscelaneous comments about gun violence from rank and file members in the House…and from Senate leaders Reid and McConnell.

Perhaps there will be some calls for gun measures.

Also expect a moment of silence in the House tonight during the first vote series. Probably 6:45-6:50 pm et.

They just did one of these a few days ago for the Colorado shooting.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley today announces a successor to Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) in South Carolina at noon.

Among the potential successors are former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford and Reps. Tim Scott (R-SC), Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and others.

There also seems to be some off-stage movement on solving the fiscal cliff. Look for this to potentially develop more this week.

Finally, we expect the State Department and key House and Senate members to get the Accountability Review Board’s report on Benghazi today or tomorrow. Not sure if it will be public. This is in preparation for the hearings on Thursday. Those hearings continue even though Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton cannot testify due to her concussion.