What's going on in Congress today?
In the House
The House has a short day on tap, completing "work" on seven amendments to, and final passage of, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act. And then they're outta here!
In the Senate
The Senate might actually do something tomorrow, or it might not. No one knows! Yesterday, they agreed to yield back post-cloture time and adopt the motion to proceed to the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act, but they still appear to be having some problems regarding amendments. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has filed for cloture on the bill (actually on a substitute amendment to the bill), but unless there's some agreement to move it up, that vote won't come until Friday. Reid tried, offering up a unanimous consent request that would vitiate the cloture motion and give Republicans a vote on the language of H.R. 9, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) version of a small biz tax cut, and then that the Senate take up a free standing bill, the text of which would embody the President's proposal on the Bush tax cut extensions, plus an amendment with substitute tax cut extension language offered by Senator Hatch (R-UT). Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) objected to the request.
So today, they'll try again. Maybe they'll agree, maybe they won't. If not, cloture votes on Friday.
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