The House will vote on a motion to go to conference on the fiscal 2013 defense authorization, as well as a Democratic motion to instruct conferees.
Meanwhile, the Senate continues work on a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation program that provides unlimited deposit insurance coverageunlimited deposit insurance coverage for non-interest-bearing transaction accounts. The chamber is scheduled to vote on cloture on the bill at 2:15 p.m. The Senate will also consider two nominations.
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.