Senate Legislative Activity
The Senate will convene today, Monday, March 10, at 4:00 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 #563, Carolyn B. McHugh to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit. Time will be equally divided and controlled, and at 5:30 pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the McHugh nomination, as well as a roll call vote on the passage of S. 1917, the Victims Protection Act of 2014.
If cloture is invoked on the McHugh nomination, there would be up to thirty hours debate (including time on the passage of S. 1917), equally divided, after which the Senate would proceed to a vote on the confirmation of the nomination. If cloture is not invoked or upon disposition of the nomination, the Senate would then repeat this process for the next nomination in the following list, with the number of post-cloture debate hours indicated in parenthesis for each:
- Executive Calendar #577 – Matthew Frederick Leitman to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan (two equally-divided hours);
- Executive Calendar #578 – Judith Ellen Levy to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan (two equally-divided hours);
- Executive Calendar #579 – Laurie J. Michelson to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan (two equally-divided hours); and
- Executive Calendar #580 – Linda Vivienne Parker to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan (two equally-divided hours).
House Legislative Activity
Today, the House is not scheduled to be in session, so no votes are expected. Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11, 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. The following legislation will be considered under suspension of the rules:
- H.R. 311 – The Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship (FUELS) Act;
- H.R. 1814 – Equitable Access to Care and Health (EACH) Act;
- H.R. 3474 – Hire More Heroes Act of 2013;
- H.R. 3979 – Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014, as amended;
- H.R. 4160 – Keep the Promise to Seniors Act of 2014;
- H.R. 3675 – Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2013, as amended;
- H. Res. 499 – Condemning the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity by military forces of the Russian Federation, as amended; and
- H. Res. 506 – Honoring the life and legacy of Va’clav Havel by directing the House of Representatives Fine Arts Board to provide for the display of a bust of Va’clav Havel in the United States Capitol.
On Wednesday, March 12, and Thursday, March 13, 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:
- H.R. 3973 – Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule);
- H.R. 4138 – ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule); and
- H.R. 3189 – Water Rights Protection Act (Subject to a Rule).
This Friday, March 14, 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. 4015 – SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 (Subject to a Rule).