Thursday: NDAA, possible vote on Patriot Act

After debate, the House will move to hold votes on these and other amendments that were debated Wednesday night.

Also possible is a vote to extend expiring Patriot Act surveillance authorities until June 1, 2015. The Senate is expected to vote on this extension at about 10 a.m., in the form of S. 990, which was a bill to extend small-business programs but now is the vehicle for the Patriot Act.

House Republicans late Wednesday night put a House vote on this bill as "likely" sometime Thursday. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told members on Wednesday to also be prepared for possible votes on Friday, depending on how it goes in the Senate.