Fat Tuesday: Violence against women, hydropower and SOTU

The Senate has plans to hold its usual caucus lunches on Tuesday, and then has no plans other than adjourning in the late afternoon to get ready for President Obama's State of the Union address.

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The House meets at noon, and by 2 p.m. will start a short legislative day in which it will consider up to three bills:

— H.R. 267, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act,

— H.R. 316, the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act, and

— H.R. 235, the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act.

The House will recess by 5:30 p.m. at the latest, which will allow the House chamber to undergo a security sweep for Obama's address. By about 8:30 p.m., the House chamber will start filling up for Obama's remarks at 9 p.m.