Senate Legislative Activity

The Senate will convene today, Monday, May 5, at 2:00 pm. 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.

At 5:30 pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session, and there will be up to two roll call votes:

  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #575, Nancy Moritz to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; and
  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #703 Peter Selfridge to be Chief of Protocol, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service.

House Legislative Activity

The House is not in session today, but tomorrow, Tuesday, May 6, 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:

  1. H.R. 3584 – The Capital Access for Small Community Financial Institutions Act of 2013, as amended;
  2. H.R. 2672 – CFPB Rural Designation Petition and Correction, as amended;
  3. H.R. 4386 – Money Remittance Improvement Act of 2013;
  4. H.R. 3329 – To enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual savings, and for other purposes;
  5. H.R. 3468 – The Credit Union Share Fund Insurance Parity Act, as amended;
  6. H.R. 2919 – The Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act; and
  7. H.R. 4292 – The Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act.

On Wednesday, May 7, and Thursday, May 8, the House will meet at 10:00 am for morning hour and 12:00 pm for legislative business. On Friday, May 9, the House will meet at 9:00 am for legislative business. The following legislation is to be considered under suspension of the rules for the balance of the week:

  1. H.R. 863 – To establish the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women’s History Museum Act of 2013, as amended;
  2. H. Con. Res. 83 – Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I;
  3. H. Res. 418 – Urging the Government of Burma to end the persecution of the Rohingya people and respect internationally recognized human rights for all ethnic and religious minority groups within Burma, as amended;
  4. H.R. 2548 – The Electrify Africa Act of 2014, as amended; and
  5. H.R. 4366 – Strengthening Education through Research Act, as amended.

The following legislation is also on the House calendar for the balance of the week:

  • H.R. 4438 – American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014 (Subject to a Rule);
  • H. Res. 565 – Calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative non-profit groups by the Internal Revenue Service (Subject to a Rule);
  • H. Res. ___ – Resolution Recommending that the House of Representatives find Lois G. Lerner, Former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (Privileged Resolution);
  • H.R. 10 – Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (Subject to a Rule); and
  • Possible consideration of items related to establishment of a Benghazi select committee.