The Senate will vote on a motion to proceed to a bill that would allow states to collect taxes on more online purchases by their residents. Proponents of the bill are hoping for passage by Friday, although Democratic leaders have already threatened a Saturday session if opponents make that necessary. Before the Internet tax vote, senators will take up the nominations of Jane Kelly to be a judge for the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court and Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Meanwhile, the House is expected to pass a bill that would keep high-risk health pools created by the 2010 health care overhaul open through the end of the year by shifting about $4 billion from other programs authorized by the law.
House Homeland Security Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee marks up the Border Security Results Act (HR 1417). 10 a.m., 311 Cannon
House Ways and Means marks up the Full Faith and Credit Act (HR 807). 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth
Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on the effect of long-term unemployment. 10:30 a.m., 106 Dirksen
Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on 2014 appropriations. 9:30 a.m., 124 Dirksen
Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee holds a hearing on the defense authorization and personnel. 10 a.m., 222 Russell
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Financial and Contracting Oversight Subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on durable medical equipment and companiesí business practices. 10 a.m., 342 Dirksen
Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on 2014 appropriations. 10 a.m., 138 Dirksen
Senate Foreign Relations holds a hearing on the fiscal 2014 budget for international affairs. 10 a.m., 419 Dirksen
Senate Finance holds a hearing on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. 10 a.m., 215 Dirksen
Senate Veteransí Affairs holds a hearing on VA outreach and community partnerships. 10 a.m., 418 Russell
Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee holds a hearing on 2014 appropriations. 11 a.m., 192 Dirksen
Senate Special Aging holds a hearing on a national plan for Alzheimerís disease. 2 p.m., 106 Dirksen
Senate Armed Services Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee holds a hearing on the defense authorization. 2:30 p.m., 232-A Russell
Senate Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on the fiscal 2014 budget for tribal programs. 2:30 p.m., 628 Dirksen
Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee holds a hearing on 2014 appropriations. 2:30 p.m., 192 Dirksen
Senate Judiciary holds a confirmation hearing on pending judicial nominations. 2:30 p.m., 226 Dirksen
Senate Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee holds a hearing on the defense authorization. 2:30 p.m., 222 Russell
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.