The Senate will convene today, Monday, January 6, 2014, at 2:00 pm, and after any leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 1845, the Unemployed Insurance Extension Act, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.

At 3:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to executive session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #452, the nomination of Janet Yellen to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The time until 5:30 pm will be equally divided and controlled in the usual form prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

At 5:30 pm, there will be two roll call votes:

  • Confirmation of the Yellen nomination; and
  • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1845, the Unemployment Extension Act.

Today, the House is not in session, but tomorrow, Tuesday, January 7, the House will meet at 2:00 pm for pro forma business immediately followed by a recess, with votes being postponed until 6:30 pm. The House will also establish a quorum for the Second Session of the 113th Congress.

On Wednesday, January 8, the House will meet at 10:00 am for morning hour and 12:00 pm for legislative business. The following legislation will be considered under suspension of the rules:

  1. H.R. 724 – To amend the Clean Air Act to remove the requirement for dealer certification of new light-duty motor vehicles;
  2. H.R. 3527 – Poison Center Network Act; and
  3. H.R. 3628 – Transportation Reports Elimination Act of 2013.

On Thursday, January 9, the House will meet at 10:00 am for morning hour and 12:00 pm for legislative business. On Thursday’s calendar is H.R. 2279 – Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2013, Rules Committee Print (subject to a rule).

On Friday, January 10, the House will meet at 9:00 am for legislative business, with last votes expected no later than 3:00 pm. The following legislation is on the House calendar for Friday:

  • H.R. 3362 – Exchange Information Disclosure Act, to be amended (subject to a rule); and
  • H.R. ___ – Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014 (subject to a rule).