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
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.