The House begins consideration of a bill that would require the president to submit a budget that shows eventual balance.
The Senate is not in session Tuesday and Wednesday while the parties hold their policy retreats. The chamber reconvenes at 9:30 a.m. Thursday and resumes consideration of a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act for five years.
Convenes at noon for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 2-3 p.m.
Under a structured rule:
HR 444ó Requiring president to submit a budget that shows eventual balance
Education and the Workforce holds a hearing on school and workplace challenges and opportunities. 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
Veteransí Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on prevention of Legionnairesí disease in Pittsburgh. 10 a.m., 334 Cannon
Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa holds a hearing on Fatah-Hamas reconciliation. 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a series of hearings on American energy security and innovation. 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn
Judiciary holds a hearing on immigration issues. 10:15 a.m., 2141 Rayburn
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations hold a joint hearing on the promotion of global Internet freedom. 10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn
Oversight and Government Reform holds a hearing to address wasteful government spending. 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn
Veteransí Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs holds a hearing on effective use of the temporary disability rating. 2 p.m., 334 Cannon
The following committees will meet to organize and adopt committee rules for the 113th Congress:
House Administration: 2:15 p.m., 1310 Longworth
Ethics: 4 p.m., 2123 Rayburn
The following committees will meet to discuss and adopt a committee oversight plan for the 113th Congress:
Oversight and Government Reform: 12:30 p.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.