Roll Call, December 13, 2013, 11:59 am
One all-nighter was not enough, but two will suffice.
The Senate’s leaders have reached an agreement that will bring to an end days of round-the-clock sessions following a series of noon votes.
“This schedule’s been extremely difficult for everyone,” Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in announcing the deal, which essentially allows votes that would have taken place late Friday and Saturday to instead occur at the usual hour of 5:30 p.m. on Monday.
Reid said he spoke with his counterpart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of
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“On Tuesday, we’ll begin consideration of the budget. On Wednesday, the defense bill. After that, we’ll address further nominations … the most important one is Janet Yellen to be on the Federal Reserve,” Reid said. “The others, I will work with Sen. McConnell. We’ll file on a number of them, see how many we can get done.”
The Senate’s next session will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, but it should be a sparsely attended because Reid has announced there will be no votes.