Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs votes on the nominations of Richard Cordray to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Mary Jo White to be chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. 10 a.m., 538 Dirksen
Armed Services holds a hearing on U.S. European Command, U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command in review of the fiscal 2014 defense authorization request. 9:30 a.m., 216 Hart
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs holds a hearing on housing finance revisions. 10 a.m., 538 Dirksen
Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs holds a hearing on the humanitarian crisis in Syria. 10 a.m., 419 Dirksen
Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights holds a hearing on the merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways. 10 a.m., 226 Dirksen
Energy and Natural Resources holds a hearing on aid to rural communities. 10 a.m., 366 Dirksen
Finance holds a hearing on the president’s 2013 trade agenda. 10:30 a.m., 215 Dirksen
Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard holds a hearing on fisheries management. 10:30 a.m., 253 Russell
Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities receives a briefing on cybersecurity threats in review of the fiscal 2014 defense authorization request. 2:30 p.m., 222 Russell
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on keeping savings in the retirement system. 2:30 p.m., 430 Dirksen
Judiciary holds a confirmation hearing on the nominations of Gregory Alan Phillips to be U.S. Circuit judge for the 10th Circuit and Karol Virginia Mason to be an assistant attorney general. 2:30 p.m., 226 Dirksen
Intelligence holds a closed hearing on pending intelligence matters. 2:30 p.m., 219 Hart
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment holds a hearing on insurance issues. 3 p.m., 538 Dirksen
Convenes at noon for legislative business.
First votes expected 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Last votes expected 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the House. Chief Administrative Officer Daniel J. Strodel, House Clerk Karen L. Haas and Sergeant-at-Arms Paul D. Irving testify. 9:30 a.m., HT-2 Capitol
Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the General Services Administration. 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn
Energy-Water Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management. 10 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn
Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the National Science Foundation. 10 a.m., H-309 Capitol
Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on the FBI. Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies. 2 p.m., 2359 Capitol
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.