The Senate resumes consideration of the continuing resolution to fund the government through the rest of fiscal 2013. At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote either on cloture of the substitute amendment to the CR or on an amendment, if senators are able to work out a list of amendments by then.
The House considers two resolutions that would authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for events.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.