Today’s Daily Update



  • The House was not in session.


  • The House is expected to consider the following legislation under suspension of the rules:
    • 1) H.R. 3304 – To authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to certain other veterans who were previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch / Armed Services Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 1742 – Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Joseph Heck / Financial Services Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 2189 – To establish a commission or task force to evaluate the backlog of disability claims of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 2481 – Veterans Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Flores / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 1405 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include an appeals form in any notice of decision issued for the denial of a benefit sought (Sponsored by Rep. Dina Titus / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 2011 – Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Education Improvement Act (Sponsored by Rep. John Delaney / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)




  • The Senate was not in session.


  • The Senate is expected to consider Executive Calendar #344, the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board for a term of four years.

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Notable Legislation Introduced Friday:


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