If the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee approves the nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to be the next secretary of State at its morning meeting, the full chamber plans to hold the confirmation vote on Kerryís nomination in the afternoon.
Meets at 1 p.m. for a pro forma session.
Convenes at 10 a.m.
Recesses for weekly caucus lunches from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m.
Senate Foreign Relations votes on the nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to be secretary of State. 10 a.m., S-116 Capitol
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging holds a hearing on primary care issues. 10 a.m., 430 Dirksen
Senate Intelligence holds a closed hearing on pending intelligence matters. 3 p.m., 219 Hart
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.