The Senate resumes consideration the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be Defense secretary.
The House takes up a resolution providing for the consideration of a bill that would eliminate the statutory pay adjustment for federal employees.
Convenes at 10 a.m.
Roll call votes possible.
Foreign Relations marks up a draft bill on North Korean nonproliferation. 10 a.m., S-116 Capitol
Judiciary marks up pending legislation and votes on pending nominations. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen
Appropriations holds a hearing on the effects of the sequester on federal departments and agencies. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, House and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton B. Carter testify. 9:30 a.m., 216 Hart
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry holds a hearing on the effects of weather disasters on agriculture. 9:30 a.m., 328-A Russell
Finance holds a hearing on health insurance exchanges. 9:30 a.m., 215 Dirksen
Armed Services holds a confirmation hearing on pending military nominations. 10 a.m., G-50 Dirksen
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs holds a hearing on implementation of a financial system overhaul. 10:30 a.m., 538 Dirksen
Intelligence holds a closed hearing on pending intelligence matters. 2:30 p.m., 219 Hart
The following committees meet to organize and adopt committee rules for the 113th Congress:
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry — 9:30 a.m., 328-A Russell
Environment and Public Works — 10 a.m., 406 Dirksen
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs — 10:30 a.m., 538 Dirksen
Convenes at noon for legislative business.
First and last votes expected 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Under a special rule:
H Res 66 — Providing for the consideration of a bill to eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for federal employees (HR 273)
Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations holds a closed hearing on embassy security. 9:30 a.m., H-140 Capitol
Ways and Means holds a hearing on the itemized deduction for charitable contributions. 9:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth
Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations. 10 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn
Foreign Affairs holds a hearing on the crisis in Mali. 10 a.m., 2170 Rayburn
Armed Services holds a hearing on building partnerships to meet 21st-century challenges. 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn
Natural Resources holds a hearing on the federal helium program and legislation to privatize it (HR 527). 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth
Intelligence holds a hearing titled on cyber-threats. 10 a.m., HVC-210 Capitol Visitor Center
Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Environment holds a hearing on environmental progress. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn
Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education holds a hearing on innovation and student achievement. 10 a.m., 2261 Rayburn
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade holds a hearing on U.S. manufacturing. 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn
Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity holds a hearing on post-9/11 GI bill claims. 10 a.m., 334 Cannon
Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections holds a hearing on the sequester and the WARN Act. 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn
Oversight and Government Reform holds a hearing on a report on New York’s Medicaid program. 10:15 a.m., 2154 Rayburn
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health holds a hearing on the Medicare physician payment system. 10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn
Oversight and Government Reform holds a hearing on the Government Accountability Office high-risk list. 10:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn
Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements holds a hearing on the effects of rising energy costs. 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn
Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs holds a hearing on the consequences of unemployment. 2 p.m., 2247 Rayburn
Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research holds a hearing on information technology research and development. 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn
The following committees meet to discuss and adopt the committee’s oversight plan for the 113th Congress:
Judiciary — 9:30 a.m. 2141 Rayburn
Ways and Means — 9:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth
Financial Services — 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn
Oversight and Government Reform — 10:15 a.m., 2154 Rayburn
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.