It's your look at the new and noteworthy in the week ahead. It's your Capital Rundown for the week of February 11, 2013.
On Monday, James Oberstar, former chairman of the House Transportation Committee, will be the opening speaker of the High Speed Rail Summit being held in Washington. It starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Alion Conference Center at 1100 New Jersey Avenue in Southeast D.C.
On Tuesday, February 12, following President Barack Obama's gun control proposals, the Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearings on new laws to reduce gun violence. That is at 10 a.m. in the Dirksen Building in Room 226.
On Wednesday, February 13, the House Homeland Security Committee opens hearings on new perspective on terrorism after the U.S.'s successful missions against top al-Qaida leaders. That is at 9:30 a.m. in Room 311 of the Cannon Building.
On Thursday, February 14, following the bombing of a U.S. diplomatic building in Turkey and the consulate attack in September, the House Appropriations Committee holds a hearing on embassy security. It begins at 9:30 a.m. in Room 140 of the Capitol.
And on Friday, February 15, the Office of the United States Trade Representative will opens hearings on foreign countries that ignore U.S. copyrights. That is at USTR headquarters at 9 a.m. at 1724 F Street, NW here in Washington.
And that's your Capital Rundown for the week. Find us on Twitter with the hashtag #capitalrundown.