Tuesday: Second try for House on O-Care fix

The House will reconsider a bill Tuesday that failed to pass before the two-week recess under suspension of the rules, which requires a two-thirds majority.

The measure, H.R. 4414, would exempt expatriates' health plans from having to comply with ObamaCare regulations. It will be taken up this time under a rule requiring only a simple majority, which is expected since the April 9 vote was 257-159 with 52 Democrats supporting the bill.

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The House will also consider three suspension bills:

- H.R. 627, to authorize the issuance of gold, silver and half-dollar clad coins in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service.

- H.R. 4167, to exempt divestiture of any debt securities of collateralized loan obligations issued before Jan. 31, 2014. Collateralized loan obligations are issuing entities of asset-backed securities, which primarily encompass commercial loans.

- A draft bill to authorize congressional gold medals awarded to Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King and the Montford Point Marines to be publicly displayed in the Smithsonian Institution.

The Senate starts at 10 a.m. and an hour later it will start voting to end debate on six district court nominations:

- Sheryl H. Lipman to be a district judge for the western district of Tennessee

- Allen Bastian to be a district judge for the eastern district of Washington

- Manish S. Shah to be a district judge for the northern district of Illinois

- Daniel D. Crabtree to be a district judge for the district of Kansas

- Cynthia Ann Bashant to be a district judge for the southern district of California

- Jon David Levy to be a district judge for the district of Maine

Senators will break from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. for their weekly caucus lunches. Final confirmation of those nominees is expected Wednesday.