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Monday is sort of the calm before the storm and after the storm all at once. After late-night heroics on Friday to keep the government running, the Senate is out today, and the House returns for a pro forma session at 11 p.m.

Then, the battle begins anew. At some point, legislative language for a bill funding the rest of FY 2011 along the lines of the House-Senate-White House agreement will be introduced, and the House plans to pass it on Wednesday. The Senate should be ready to take that bill up Thursday.

But also on Thursday, the House will consider a controversial budget resolution for FY 2012. More details can be found here, in our week-ahead roundup.