The Senate considers a resolution to authorize committee expenditures for the remainder of fiscal 2013. The chamber will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. for caucus lunches.
The House considers two measures under suspension of the rules: one that would require the presidentís budget to provide an estimate of the cost per taxpayer of the deficit and the other on tobacco smuggling in U.S. territories.
Rules meets to consider rules for floor debate for a fiscal 2013 appropriations bill (HR 933) for the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and other departments and agencies. 3 p.m., H-313 Capitol
Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Department of Energy science programs. 10 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn
Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for public health and research organizations. 10 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn
Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Architect of the Capitol. 10 a.m., HT-2 Capitol
Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Commerce Department. 10 a.m., H-309 Capitol
Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2014 appropriations for the Treasury Department. 10 a.m., B-308 Rayburn
Agriculture holds a hearing on the state of the rural economy. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testifies. 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources holds a hearing on offshore energy resources. 10 a.m., 1325 Longworth
Foreign Affairs holds a hearing on North Koreaís criminal activities. 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn
Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research holds a hearing on scientific integrity and transparency. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn
Armed Services hold a hearing on U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command in review of the defense authorization request for fiscal 2014. 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn
Oversight and Government Reform holds a hearing on reducing waste and mismanagement in government. 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn
Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on multi-employer pension plans. 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn
Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade holds a hearing on the effectiveness of ďunconventionalĒ monetary policy. 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn
Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security holds a hearing on skilled immigration for American competitiveness. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a hearing on American energy security and innovation. 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn
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.