The House will consider legislation to expedite approval of natural gas pipeline applications, while the Senate will continue debating a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
Rep. Steve King objected to Obama inviting an illegal immigrant to the SOTU.
Laura Barron-Lopez 01/20/15 05:56 PM EST
Two Democratic amendments to the pipeline bill went down to defeat.
Some lawmakers want a chance to shake Obama's hand on national television.
The gesture is expected to come during an applause break in Obama's speech.
Seventeen were killed in the attacks on a satirical magazine and a kosher market.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is in the third week of her term.
The Senate minority leader is still recovering from an exercising accident.
Alexander Bolton 01/20/15 11:10 AM EST
State of the Union offers opportunity to "turn the page," McConnell said.
President Obama's address will dominate the day.