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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Tuesday, March 4

CONGRESS-SENATE

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8 a.m. PHOTO-OP - SENATE PRESIDENT'S 2015 BUDGET DELIVERY — Photo opportunityDelivery and Distribution of the Presidents Fiscal Year 2015 Budget. Budget expected to be delivered at 8:00 AM ET with a 7:30 AM ET Set up (Early arrival recommended, in the event of an early budget delivery)

Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Contacts: Jeff Crooks (Murray) (202) 224-5398

Notes: Copies of the budget will not be available for distribution to press. This is a photo opportunity only. RSVP is required due to limited space availability; please email jeff_crooks@budget.senate.gov to confirm attendance.

5:30 p.m. AMERICAN SMALL MANUFACTURERS COALITION RECEPTION — Senator Coons will speak about manufacturing jobs at the American Small Manufacturers Coalition 'Hill Day Opening Reception. The reception will kick off ASMCs annual 'Hill Day event and celebrate attendees manufacturing achievements. Senator Coons will discuss his work to grow American manufacturing as the leader of the Senates Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign.

Location: Capitol Visitors Center, SVC 212-10.

Contacts: Jamie Serlin 202-224-5042 (Jamie_Serlin@coons.senate.gov)

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FLOOR SCHEDULE

UPDATED

2 p.m. — The Senate convenes. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes on Tuesday. The next roll call votes will be at approximately 11:45am on Wednesday, March 5th.

Due to scheduling, the Gallery expects that the weekly party luncheons will be held on Wednesday.

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS

POSTPONED

10 a.m. BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS — Confirmation hearing on Dr. Stanley Fischer To be a Member and Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Jerome H. Powell To be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Lael Brainard To be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Gustavo Velasquez Aguilar to be an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; J. Mark McWatters,To be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board. http://www.banking.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing\_ID=adc83227-bf93-4387-9922-08d62b25930a

Location: 538 Dirksen.

3 p.m. FOREIGN RELATIONS — Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs hearings to examine strengthening United States alliances in Northeast Asia. Witnesses: Panel One: Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; David F. Helvey, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, U.S. Department of State. Panel Two: Dr. Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Dr. Michael Auslin, Resident Scholar, Director of Japan Studies, American Enterprise Institute. http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/strengthening-us-alliances-in-northeast-asia

Location: 419 Dirksen.

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