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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.