The House will consider the $20.9 billion Agriculture appropriations bill for fiscal 2015. It includes funding for nutrition assistance programs and waives school lunch nutrition standards backed by first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama says not always easy to live up to "we go high" Barack Obama makes surprise appearance at Michelle's D.C. event Michelle Obama's stylist downplays controversy over Melania Trump jacket MORE.

The White House issued its first veto threat against the measure — its first on a 2015 appropriations bill.

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The legislation will be considered under an open rule, meaning members can offer an unlimited number of amendments. Debate is expected to go late into the night, as it did earlier this week when the House considered the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill.

The Senate starts at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday and at 10 a.m. it will take the first procedural vote to advance a student loan refinancing bill.

It is unlikely that enough Republicans will join Democrats to advance the measure, which is paid for by raising taxes on millionaires. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee ranking member Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderOvernight Health Care — Presented by The Partnership for Safe Medicines — GOP lawmaker pushes back on Trump drug pricing plan | Pfizer to raise prices on 41 drugs next year | Grassley opts for Finance gavel GOP lawmaker pushes back on Trump drug pricing proposal Congress needs to wake up to nuclear security threat MORE (R-Tenn.) called the bill a “partisan political stunt” that includes a “class warfare tax.”

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man Election Countdown: Abrams ends fight in Georgia governor's race | Latest on Florida recount | Booker, Harris head to campaign in Mississippi Senate runoff | Why the tax law failed to save the GOP majority Entrepreneur touts big solutions, endorsements in discussing presidential bid MORE (D-Mass.) authored S. 2432, the Bank of Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which would allow more than 25 million people to refinance their student loans to today’s lower interest rates of less than 4 percent. She paid for the bill with the “Buffet Rule” — a minimum 30-percent income tax payment from people who earn between $1 million and $2 million.

The Senate could also begin work on a bipartisan bill that aims to fix dysfunctions within the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system by holding officials accountable and providing veterans with more choices. 

That deal was introduced by Sens. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man My fellow Democrats should watch their language: Economic equality is not a rational societal goal As Democrats gear up to challenge Trump in 2020, the key political divide will be metropolitan versus rural MORE (I-Vt.) and John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump set to have close ally Graham in powerful chairmanship Cindy McCain takes aim at Trump: We need a strong leader, 'not a negative Nancy' McCain would have said ‘enough’ to acrimony in midterms, says Cindy McCain MORE (R-Ariz.) on Monday.

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidDems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man Nevada New Members 2019 Meet the lawyer Democrats call when it's recount time MORE (D-Nev.) said he wants to "expeditiously" work on the bill this week.