A committee vote is planned for Hirozawa and Schiffer on Wednesday and a final confirmation vote on the floor could happen Thursday, aides said.
5. GOP pitch to women voters
On Tuesday, House Republicans will launch a new effort to reach out to women voters, dubbed "Project Grow." Led by the National Republican Congressional Committee, the House GOP's campaign arm, the program is part of the national party's strategy to expand its appeal following the 2012 presidential election.
Party officials concede that comments last year from Todd Akin, the Republican Senate nominee in Missouri, about "legitimate rape" and controversial remarks from other candidates tarnished the image of the GOP among women.
Project Grow's goal is to recruit more female candidates and craft a message for all GOP candidates to use in the 2014 midterm elections. Currently only 19 of the 234 Republicans in the House are women.
Last week House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi unveiled the Democrats' agenda targeting women's issues, which includes legislation providing equal pay and encouraging greater worker flexibility and affordable child care.
CNN's chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash will have an exclusive interview Tuesday with the House Republican women leading Project Grow.