Marine Corps General Joe Dunford speaks with an aide as he arrives before the Senate Armed Forces Committee to begin his confirmation hearing. Dunford is the Obama Administration’s nominee to be the next chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. (The Hill)
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew arrives for a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee. Lew was scheduled to testify on the government’s policies on promoting stability in the financial sector. (The Hill)
President Barack Obama departs from a closed-caucus meeting with House Democrats. The President pleaded with his party to support the legislation required to grant his administration fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.