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HOUSE FLOOR

Monday, April 7

The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. for legislative business and is expected to consider a bill (HR 1871) that would provide that budget baselines for discretionary spending no longer assume that such spending will increase with inflation each year. The chamber is also expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules. Roll call votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

HR 1871 — Baseline Reform Act of 2013

HR 4323 — A bill to reauthorize programs authorized under the Debbie Smith Act of 2004, and for other purposes.

Tuesday, April 8

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 1872) that would require that market risk be included in the calculation of the costs of federal loan and loan guarantee programs.

HR 1872 — Budget and Accounting Transparency Act

Wednesday, April 9

The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business. The chamber is expected to begin consideration of a measure (HConRes 96) that would establish the federal budget for FY 2015 and set forth budgetary levels for FY 2016-24.

H Con Res 96 — Fiscal 2015 House Budget Resolution

Thursday, April 10

The House reconvenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business. The chamber is expected to complete consideration of a measure (HConRes 96) that would establish the federal budget for FY 2015 and set forth budgetary levels for FY 2016-24.

H Con Res 96 — Fiscal 2015 House Budget Resolution

Friday, April 11

No votes are expected.

SENATE FLOOR

Monday, April 7

The Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. and is in a period of morning business for three hours. The Senate then is expected to resume consideration of the bill (HR 3979) that would extend an expired unemployment assistance program. At 5:30 p.m., the Senate plans to vote on passage of the measure.

HR 3979 — Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act

Tuesday, April 8

The Senate is expected to be in session.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

Tuesday, April 8

Fiscal 2015 Budget: Postal Service
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (Chairman Issa, R-Calif.) will hold a hearing on the fiscal 2015 budget for the U.S Postal Service.
Date Tuesday, April 8, 10 a.m.
Place 2154 Rayburn Bldg.

International Public-Private Partnerships
House Transportation and Infrastructure — Public-Private Partnerships Panel
Public-Private Partnerships Panel (Chairman Duncan, R-Tenn.) of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing titled "The International Experience with Public-Private Partnerships."
Date Tuesday, April 8, 10 a.m.
Place 2167 Rayburn Bldg.
Rep. John Delaney, D-Md.
Larry Blain, chairman, Board of Directors, Partnerships British Columbia
David Morley, vice president, Business and Government Strategy, Infrastructure Ontario
Cherian George, managing director - Americas, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance, Fitch Ratings
Matti Siemiatycki, associate professor, Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto

Permanent Tax Policy
House Ways and Means Committee
House Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Camp, R-Mich.) will hold a hearing on the impact of permanent tax policy on American business and economic growth.
Date Tuesday, April 8, 10 a.m.
Place 1100 Longworth Bldg.
Michael Froman - U.S. trade representative

Economic Impact of Federal Regulations
House Financial Services Committee
House Financial Services Committee (Chairman Hensarling, R-Texas) will hold a hearing titled "Who's in Your Wallet: Examining How Washington Red Tape Impairs Economic Freedom."
Date Tuesday, April 8, 10 a.m.
Place 2128 Rayburn Bldg.
Meredith Fuchs, general counsel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Richard J. Osterman, acting general counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Scott G. Alvarez, general counsel, Federal Reserve Board
Michael McKenna, general counsel, National Credit Union Administration
Amy Friend, senior deputy comptroller and chief counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

CBP and ICE Authorization
House Homeland Security — Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee (Chairwoman Miller, R-Mich.) of House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing titled "Authorizing Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement."
Date Tuesday, April 8, 10 a.m.
Place 311 Cannon Bldg.
Kevin K. McAleenan, acting deputy commissioner, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Daniel D. Ragsdale, acting director, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, DHS

Charter School Program and Education Research Bills
House Education and the Workforce Committee
House Education and the Workforce Committee (Chairman Kline, R-Minn.) will mark up pending legislation.
Date Tuesday, April 8, 10 a.m.
Place 2175 Rayburn Bldg.
HR 10 — Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act
HR 4366 — A bill to strengthen the federal education research system to make research and evaluations more timely and relevant to state and local needs in order to increase student achievement.

Fiscal 2015 Appropriations: Labor, HHS, Education -- Department of Education
House Appropriations — Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (Chairman Kingston, R-Ga.) of House Appropriations Committee will hold hearings on proposed fiscal 2015 appropriations for agencies, programs and activities under its jurisdiction.
Date Tuesday, April 8, 10:30 a.m.
Place 2358-C Rayburn Bldg.
Arne Duncan - secretary of Education

U.S. Energy Resources and Jobs -- American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Women and Minorities
House Natural Resources — Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee (Chairman Lamborn, R-Colo.) of House Natural Resources Committee will hold a series of hearings on American energy resources, production and job creation.
Date Tuesday, April 8, 2 p.m.
Place 1334 Longworth Bldg.

Health Care Law Employer Mandate and Reporting Requirements
House Ways and Means — Subcommittee on Health
Health Subcommittee (Chairman Brady, R-Texas) of House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on Department of the Treasury's final employer mandate and employer reporting requirements regulations related to the 2010 health care law.
Date Tuesday, April 8, 2 p.m.
Place B-318 Rayburn Bldg.
J. Mark Iwry, senior adviser to the secretary, and deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for retirement and health policy

Wednesday, April 9

Energy Policy and LNG Exports
House Ways and Means — Subcommittee on Trade
Trade Subcommittee (Chairman Nunes, R-Calif.) of House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on the trade implications of U.S. energy policy and liquefied natural gas exports.
Date Wednesday, April 9, 1:15 p.m.
Place 1100 Longworth Bldg.

SSA Disability Review Process
House Oversight and Government Reform — Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements
Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements Subcommittee (Chairman Lankford, R-Okla.) of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on "Examining Ways the Social Security Administration Can Improve the Disability Review Process."
Date Wednesday, April 9, 1:30 p.m.
Place 2154 Rayburn Bldg.

SENATE COMMITTEES

Tuesday, April 8

Tax Code Overhaul
Senate Budget Committee
Senate Budget Committee (Chairwoman Murray, D-Wash.) will hold a hearing on altering the tax code.
Date Tuesday, April 8, 10:30 a.m.
Place 608 Dirksen Bldg.
John L. Buckley, former chief counsel, House Committee on Ways and Means and former Chief of Staff, Joint Committee on Taxation
Jane Gravelle, senior specialist in economic policy, Congressional Research Service
Diana Furchtgott-Roth, senior fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Judiciary Bills, Nominations
Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee (Chairman Leahy, D-Vt.) will mark up pending legislation and vote on pending nominations.
Date Tuesday, April 8, 2:30 p.m.
Place 226 Dirksen Bldg.
S 1720 — Patent Transparency and Improvements Act

Wednesday, April 9

Election Administration Voter Rolls
Senate Rules and Administration Committee
Senate Rules and Administration Committee (Chairman Schumer, D-N.Y.) will hold a hearing titled "Election Administration: Making Voter Rolls More Complete and More Accurate."
Date Wednesday, April 9, 10 a.m.
Place 301 Russell Bldg.

Election Legislation and Nominations
Senate Rules and Administration Committee
Senate Rules and Administration Committee (Chairman Schumer, D-N.Y.) will vote on legislation pertaining to elections, as well as nominations to the Election Assistance Commission.
Date Wednesday, April 9, 10:30 a.m.
Place 301 Russell Bldg.
S 1728 — Safeguarding Elections for our Nation's Troops through Reforms and Improvements (SENTRI) Act
S 1937 — Elections Preparedness Requires Early Planning (Elections PREP) Act
Thomas Hicks and Myrna Perez to be members of the Election Assistance Commission

Thursday, April 10

Strong Start for America's Children Act
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (Chairman Harkin, D-Iowa) will hold a hearing titled "Expanding Access to Quality Early Learning: the Strong Start for America's Children Act."
Date Thursday, April 10, 10 a.m.
Place 430 Dirksen Bldg.
S 1697 — A bill to support early learning.

Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization: Navy Shipbuilding
Senate Armed Services — Subcommittee on Seapower
Seapower Subcommittee (Chairman Reed, D-R.I.) of Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing to receive testimony on Navy shipbuilding programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program.
Date Thursday, April 10, 2:30 p.m.
Place 222 Russell Bldg.
Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development, and acquisition
Navy Vice Adm. William H. Hilarides, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command
Navy Vice Adm. Joseph P. Mulloy, deputy chief of naval operations, Integration of Capabilities and Resources

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