Since a series of votes Friday afternoon, the House has moved on to several other amendments to H.R. 1, the FY 2011 spending bill. There are still rumors that the House may complete its work on the bill tonight, but there is a chance that some work on Saturday is needed.
Since the afternoon, the House has debated nearly a dozen amendments, which would, among other things:
-- Stop funding for the issuance of new offshore drilling leases to oil companies currently receiving unlimited waivers from royalty payments (from Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass.)
-- Reduce agricultural subsidies so recipients can only receive up to $250,000
-- Reduce funding for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security by 3.5 percent (from Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif.)
-- Block the payment of U.S. dues to the United Nations (from Rep. Broun)
-- Prevent implementation and enforcement of the medical loss ratio in last year's healthcare law (from Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.)
Votes on these amendments and others are expected around 8 p.m. Friday night, and other votes are possible after that.