The Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be Defense secretary. At noon, senators will reconsider the cloture vote on the Hagel nomination. After the vote, the chamber will recess for caucus lunches.
The House considers a measure that would establish an annual academic competition in the STEM fields in each congressional district.
Convenes at 10 a.m.
Roll call votes expected.
Finance votes on the nomination of Jacob J. Lew to be secretary of the Treasury. 10 a.m., 215 Dirksen
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs meets to receive the semiannual monetary policy report from the chairman of the Federal Reserve. 10 a.m. 106 Dirksen
Finance holds a hearing on the budget and economic outlook for fiscal 2013 to 2023. 10 a.m., 215 Dirksen
Budget holds a hearing on the effects of federal investments long-term economic growth. 10:30 a.m., 608 Dirksen
Veterans’ Affairs holds a joint hearing with the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to receive the legislative presentations of veterans organization. 2 p.m., 345 Cannon
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on innovation in disability employment. 2:30 p.m., G-50 Dirksen
Intelligence holds a closed hearing on pending intelligence matters. 2:30 p.m., 219 Hart
The following committees meet to consider an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the committee during the 113th Congress:
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry — Time TBA, Place TBA
Environment and Public Works — Time TBA, Place TBA
Foreign Relations — 2:15 p.m., S-116 Capitol
Judiciary — Time TBA, Place TBA
The following committees meet to discuss and adopt an oversight plan for the 113th Congress:
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs — 10 a.m., 106 Dirksen
Indian Affairs — 3 p.m., 628 Dirksen
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs — 3:45 p.m., 342 Dirksen
Convenes at noon for legislative business.
First and last votes expected 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Under suspension of the rules:
H Res 77 — STEM academic competition
Rules considers rules for floor debate on a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (S 47). 3 p.m., H-313 Capitol
Agriculture meets to consider its “Views and Estimates” report. 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth
Defense Appropriations Subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the fiscal challenges facing the Department of Defense. 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn
Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on draft fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Government Accountability Office and Government Printing Office. 10 a.m., HT-2 Capitol
Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training holds a hearing on revamping the workforce investment system. 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a hearing on American energy security and innovation. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., testify. 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn
Financial Services meets to consider its “Views and Estimates” report. 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn
Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security holds a hearing on border security. 10 a.m., 311 Cannon
Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law holds a hearing on the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations holds a hearing on state forest management. 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth
Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs holds a hearing on compensation of executives at taxpayer-funded companies. 10 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.