The House returns after a snowstorm gave members a day off — today, they'll work on up to eight suspension bills to make up for lost time.

One of these is legislation that would designate Israel as a strategic partner of the United States, and require the U.S. to provide military and strategic aid to Israel.


That bill, H.R. 938, would also instruct the government to waive U.S. visa requirements for Israelis.

Another foreign affairs bill up today is H.Res. 488, a resolution supporting pro-democracy demonstrators in Venezuela.

A flood insurance bill, H.R. 3370, will also be voted on (more details on that bill later this morning).

Two energy bills are up today as well:

— H.R. 4076, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation Act, which would extend drive times for truckers hauling home heating fuels.

— H.R. 2126, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act, which calls for more cooperation between tenants and landlords on energy efficiency.

And finally, the House will consider three land use bills:

— H.R. 2259, the North Fork Watershed Protection Act.

— S. 23, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act.

— H.R. 2197, York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act.

The Senate meets at 2 p.m., but only speeches are expected, as the Senate has delayed planned votes on Executive Branch nominees until Wednesday due to the storm.