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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) attend the unveiling ceremony of a statue of former U.S. President Gerald Ford in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington May 3, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Robe
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And because I still care... What's happening in Congress today?

In the House

The House will be finishing up its work on the "Red Tape Reduction Act" (the one with the drafting error that required the administration to work towards achieving 6% employment), including postponed votes on 15 pending amendments. That stupid typo will be corrected in a separate vehicle, H. Res. 741, which is essentially a second, special rule for the Red Tape Reduction Act that does nothing but fix this mistake. Republicans had sought unanimous consent to do this without a separate vote, but Dems said go Cheney yourself to that one.

In addition, they'll pass H. Con. Res. 134, "Condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the heinous atrocities that occurred in Aurora, Colorado."

In the Senate

Gornisht mit bupkis. There's yet another cloture motion ripening on yet another motion to proceed, this one to S.3414, the Cybersecurity Act. But that vote, absent a unanimous consent agreement to move it up, won't happen until Friday. So it's another day burned. At least they didn't burn yesterday for nothing, too, having passed the Democratic tax bill. But we'll have to talk today on the show about what lies ahead for that.

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