The Senate will convene today, Monday, February 24, at 2:00 pm. After any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00 pm, with senators allowed to speak for up to 10 minutes each.
At 5:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #564, the nomination of Jeffrey Alker Meyer to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut. There will be up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled, after which there will be a roll call vote around 5:30 pm on the motion to invoke cloture on the Meyer nomination. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to two hours of post-cloture debate, after which the Senate would proceed to a vote on the confirmation of the nomination. This process would be repeated for the following nominations as well:
- Executive Calendar #570 James Maxwell Moody, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas;
- Executive Calendar #566 James Donato to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California; and
- Executive Calendar #567 Beth Labson Freeman to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California.
After addressing the Freeman nomination, the Senate will hold a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S. 1982, the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014.
While up to nine roll call votes are possible today (five cloture votes and four confirmation votes), after three votes, the Senate will likely address the rest tomorrow morning.
The House is not in session today, but tomorrow, Tuesday, February 25, the House will convene at 12:00 pm for morning hour and 2:00 pm for legislative business, with votes being postponed until 6:30 pm. The following legislation will be considered under suspension of the rules:
- H.R. 1211 – FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2014, as amended;
- H.R. 1232 – The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, to be amended;
- H.R. 1423 – Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act, as amended;
- H.R. 1123 – Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, as amended;
- H.R. 1944 – Private Property Rights Protection Act;
- H.R. 2530 – Taxpayer Transparency and Efficient Audit Act, as amended; and
- H.R. 2531 – Protecting Taxpayers from Intrusive IRS Requests Act.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 am for morning hour and 12:00 pm for legislative business. The following legislation is on the House calendar for Wednesday and Thursday to be considered under suspension of the rules:
- H.R. 3308 – Taxpayer Transparency Act of 2014, as amended; and
- H.R. 3370 – Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, to be amended.
The following legislation is also on the House calendar for Wednesday and Thursday:
- H.R. 3865 – Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014 (Subject to a Rule);
- H.R. 3193 – Consumer Financial Protection and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule, One Hour of General Debate); and
- H.R. 2804 – All Economic Regulations Are Transparent Act of 2014, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule).
This Friday, February 28, the House will meet at 9:00 am for legislative business, with last votes expected no later than 3:00 pm. On the House calendar for Friday is H.R. 899 – Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2013 (Subject to a Rule).