returns to begin its work on FY 2015 appropriations. The members are also scheduled to take up two of the less controversial bills for debate: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and the Legislative Branch appropriations acts. In addition, the House will take up legislation clarifying issues regarding expatriates and their coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The
returns from the break ready to take action on nominees and a minimum-wage bill, which Democratic leaders have promised for months they would bring to the floor. But Wednesday's procedural vote is not expected to win the 60 votes needed to advance the bill, which Republicans decry as an election-year measure by Democrats designed to energize their base.
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