Congress Set to Finish Work on Budget Agreement

The House has adjourned for the year but this week’s Monday Morning Word from Washington provides details of what the Senate will be working on during its final week in session.

What to Watch

• Senate vote on budget agreement and the National Defense Authorization Act

This Week in Washington

House: The House has adjourned for the year.

Senate: The Senate is in session this week but will adjourn for the year on December 20.-On Tuesday, the Senate will take up the budget agreement (H. J. Res. 59), which passed in the House last week by a vote of 332-94. The Senate will then turn to the Defense bill (H.R. 3304) on Wednesday.

In the News

• Unemployment benefits will stop for many on December 18: Estimated state-by-state breakdown provided by the Washington Post.

Politico story on the possibility of tax reform.

Washington Post coverage of legislative challenges the Senate may face in 2014.


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