Today’s Daily Update

The Senate is set to begin work today on a three-bill appropriations spending package.




  • The House was not in session


  • The House will vote on bills to name nine Post Offices and four Veterans Affairs facilities today.





  • The Senate held three cloture votes on judicial nominees.


  • The Senate is expected to hold a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to the legislative vehicle (HR 4660) for the first bundle of spending bills expected on the floor this week. The Commerce-Justice-Science (S 2437), Transportation-HUD (S 2438) and Agriculture (S 2389) spending bills for fiscal 2015 are expected to be packaged in the first “minibus.”


Hearings Covered By W&J Today


Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
“Conflicts of Interest, Investor Loss of Confidence, and High Speed Trading in U.S. Stock Markets”

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
“Protecting Consumers from False and Deceptive Advertising of Weight-Loss Products”

Senate Banking Committee
FHFA, HUD Nominations

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – FY 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill