The House considers a bill that would require the president to submit a supplemental budget to reach balance if the one he submits for fiscal 2014 does not show a path to a balanced budget.
The Senate is not in session 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 9 a.m. for legislative business.
First and last votes expected: 11 a.m.-noon
Under a structured rule:
HR 444 — Requiring president to submit a budget that shows eventual balance
Financial Services holds a hearing on the financial situation at the Federal Housing Administration. 9 a.m., 2128 Rayburn
Science, Space and Technology holds a hearing on the role of research and development in competitiveness. 9:30 a.m., 2318 Rayburn
Energy and Commerce meets to discuss and adopt the committee’s oversight plan for the 113th Congress. 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.