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
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.