Senate Legislative Activity
The Senate will convene today, Monday, May 19, at 11:00 am for a simple pro forma session, with no business conducted. Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 20, the Senate will convene at 10:00 am. After any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:30 pm, with senators allowed to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate will recess from 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings, and the time from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm will be equally divided and controlled.
At 5:30 pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session with at least two roll call votes expected:
- Confirmation of Executive Calendar #732 – Gregg Jeffrey Costa to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; and
- Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #768 – the nomination of Stanley Fischer to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
House Legislative Activity
Today, 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 is to be considered under suspension of the rules:
- H.R. 1726 – To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, as amended;
- H.R. 2203 – To provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Jack Nicklaus, in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy, as amended;
- H.R. 2939 – A bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Shimon Peres, as amended;
- H.R. 3658 – Monuments Men Recognition Act of 2013;
- H.R. 1209 – To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the “Doolittle Tokyo Raiders”, for outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting the bombings of Tokyo;
- S. 309 – A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol;
- H.R. 685 – American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Act; and
- H.R. 4628 – To amend title 23, the United States Code, with respect to United States Route 78 in Mississippi, and for other purposes.
On Tuesday, May 20, and Wednesday, May 21, the House will meet at 10:00 am for morning hour and 12:00 pm for legislative business. On Thursday, 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 to be considered under suspension of the rules for the balance of the week:
- H.R. 3530 – Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2013;
- H.R. 3610 – Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act;
- H.R. 4225 – Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation (SAVE) Act;
- H.R. 4058 – Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care Act, as amended;
- H.R. 4573 – International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking, as amended;
- H. Res. 573 – Condemning the abduction of female students by armed militants from the terrorist group known as Boko Haram in northeastern provinces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended;
- Conference Report to H.R. 3080 – Water Resources Reform and Development Act; and
- H.R. 4031 – The Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014.
The following legislation is also on the House calendar for the balance of the week.
- H.R. 4435 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule); and
- Possible Consideration of H.R. 3361 – Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection, and Online Monitoring Act (Subject to a Rule).
No votes are expected on Friday, May 23, as the House is scheduled to be in recess.