Congress returns this afternoon to work on several non-controversial bills, although Republican members are likely to spice it up with remarks about the ongoing problems with the ObamaCare website.
The Senate starts at 2 p.m., and at 4:30 p.m. it will consider the nomination of Nina Pillard to be a judge for the D.C. Court of Appeals. At 5:30 p.m., senators will vote on a motion to end debate on the this nomination.
The House also starts at 2 p.m., and it will consider up to six suspension bills:
— S. 252, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, reauthorizing grants to help reduce pre-term labor and delivery risks, and other pregnancy-related risks,
— S. 330, the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, allowing a study on organ transplants between HIV patients,
— S. 893, the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, boosting the rate of increase for various veterans disability payments,
— H.R. 2922, allowing the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the grounds of the Supreme Court,
— H.Res. 196, supporting the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution, which deals with the right to legal counsel, and
— H.R. 2871, reorganizing the southern judicial district of Mississippi from five to four districts.