The House will consider several measures under suspension of the rules, including bills on public health security and preparedness programs, infant mortality, child abuse and administrative leave for government employees.
The Senate will resume consideration of the emergency supplemental appropriations bill that would help communities hit by Superstorm Sandy. Republican Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and Jon Kyl of Arizona will deliver retirement speeches.
Veterans’ Affairs will vote on the nominations of Keith Kelly to be assistant secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training and William S. Greenberg to be a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Time TBA, S 216 Capitol
Foreign Relations will hold a closed briefing on the attack in Benghazi, Libya. 8:30 a.m., SVC-217 Capitol Visitor Center
Judiciary will hold a hearing on voting rights. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing on consumer credit reports. 10 a.m., 538 Dirksen
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.