The House considers the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization under a structured rule that provides for one hour of general debate. The House’s alternative version of the bill will be offered as an amendment to the Senate-passed version.
The Senate considers two proposals to replace $85 billion in automatic budget cuts scheduled to start Friday. The chamber will hold two procedural votes: first to take up a Republican plan that would give the president until March 15 to send Congress a list of reductions to replace the sequester and then on proceeding to a Democratic plan that would replace the sequester with a package of targeted cuts and new tax revenue.
Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness holds a hearing on the military industrial base. 8 a.m., 2212 Rayburn
Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces holds a hearing on the effects of a continuing resolution and the sequester on defense readiness. 9 a.m., 2188 Rayburn
Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources holds a hearing on waving the work requirement for recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. 9 a.m., 1100 Longworth
Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education holds a hearing on measuring teacher performance. 9 a.m., 2175 Rayburn
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a hearing on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn
Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law holds a hearing on regulation, jobs and the economy. 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn
Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere holds a hearing on U.S. interests in the Western Hemisphere. 9:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn
Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade holds a hearing on the small-business trade agenda. 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn
Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight holds a hearing on the challenges for science agencies. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn
Veterans’ Affairs holds a joint hearing with the Senate Veterans’ Affairs panel to receive the legislative presentations of veterans organizations. 10 a.m., G-50 Dirksen
Transportation and Infrastructure meets to consider its budget “Views and Estimates” report as well as two resolutions on use of the Capitol grounds for the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service (H Con Res 18) and the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (H Con Res 19). 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn
Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces holds a hearing on nuclear security. 10:30 a.m., 2212 Rayburn
Convenes at 10 a.m.
Roll call votes expected.
Judiciary marks up legislation on the regulation of assault weapons (S 150), illegal trafficking of firearms (S 54), school safety (S 146) and background checks for gun buyers (S 374), although the markup might be delayed. The committee also votes on pending district court judicial nominations. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen
Armed Services holds a confirmation hearing on nominations to positions in the Department of Defense. 9:30 a.m., 106 Dirksen
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs holds a hearing on the Federal Housing Administration’s financial condition. 10 a.m., 538 Dirksen
Veterans’ Affairs holds a joint hearing with the House Veterans’ Affairs panel to receive the legislative presentations of veterans organizations. 10 a.m., G-50 Dirksen
Finance holds a hearing on improvements in Medicare and Medicaid. 10:30 a.m., 215 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.