Today, Monday, October 14, the Senate will convene at 2:00 pm, when Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) plans to renew the motion to proceed to S. 1569 – A bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.

At 5:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to executive session to consider:

  • Executive Calendar #206, the nomination of Andrea Wood to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; and
  • Executive Calendar #207, the nomination of Madeline Haikala to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.

There will be 30 minutes of debate equally divided prior to a series of up to two roll call votes on confirmation of the nominations.

Also today, Monday, October 14, the House will meet at 12:00 pm for morning hour and 2:00 pm for legislative business, with votes being postponed until 6:30 pm. One minute speeches are on the calendar for the day, as is complete consideration of H. J. Res. 80 – American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Education, and Safety Act, which will be addressed under a closed rule with 40 minutes of debate. Special order speeches are also on the House calendar.

For further information on the debate over legislation to fund the government, see today’s post under Budget and Appropriations.