Senate Legislative Activity

The Senate will convene on Monday, March 14, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm, with Senators permitted to speak up to 10 minutes each. At 4:00pm, the Senate will enter into Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #476, John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of Education. There will be 90 minutes of debate, with time to be equally divided. At 5:30pm, the Senate will hold a roll call vote on Mr. King’s nomination.

House Legislative Activity

On Monday, March 14, the House will meet at 12:00pm for morning hour and at 2:00pm for legislative business, with votes postponed until 6:30pm. The following legislation will be considered under suspension of the rules:

  1. H.R. 2984 – Fair RATES Act;
  2. H.R. 1268 – Energy Efficient Government Technology Act, as amended;
  3. H.R. 4427 – To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act, as amended;
  4. H.R. 2080 – To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Clark Canyon Dam;
  5. H.R. 2081 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam;
  6. H.R. 3447 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project, as amended;
  7. H.R. 4416 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project;
  8. H.R. 4434 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project;
  9. H.R. 4411 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project;
  10. H.R. 4412 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project;
  11. H. Con. Res. 121 – Expressing the sense of the Congress condemning the gross violations of international law amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Government of Syria, its allies, and other parties to the conflict in Syria, and asking the President to direct his Ambassador at the United Nations to promote the establishment of a war crimes tribunal where these crimes could be addressed, as amended;
  12. H. Con. Res. 75 – Expressing the sense of Congress that the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL against religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria include war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, as amended;
  13. S. 2426 – To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and for other purposes; and
  14. H.R. 4721 – To amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, and for other purposes

On Tuesday, March 15, the House will meet at 10:00am for morning hour and at 12:00pm for legislative business. The House will consider H.R. 3797 – SENSE Act.

On Wednesday, March 16, the House will meet at 10:00am for morning hour and at 12:00pm for legislative business. On Thursday, March 17, the House will meet at 9:00am for legislative business, with last votes expected by 3:00pm. The House will consider:

  1. H.R. 4596 – Small Business Broadband Deployment Act; and
  2. H. Res. ____ – Authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al.

On Friday, March 18, no votes are expected in the House.