Tuesday: Nominations, sanctions

The Senate starts at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and will consider three of President Obama's judicial nominations.

At 10:45 a.m. the Senate will vote to end debate on the nominations of Andre Birotte to be a U.S. District Judge for Central California, Robin Rosenberg to be a U.S. District Judge for Southern Florida and John deGravelles to be a U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.

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If cloture is invoked on those nominations, final confirmation votes are expected after the Senate returns from weekly caucus luncheons at 2:15 p.m.

The House will vote at 6:30 p.m on a series of bills under suspension of the rules. Among the bills on tap is a measure sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) to target extremist group Hezbollah's foreign assets with sanctions.

Another suspension bill, H.R. 4450, would reauthorize the Corporation for Travel Promotion. The Club for Growth, an influential conservative group, is urging members to vote against the bill, because it views the public-private partnership as a "slush fund."