Republicans on Monday night introduced several amendments that would trim agriculture spending even further. The underlying bill would cut $2.7 billion in discretionary spending, although it also provides for $116.9 billion in mandatory funding.
The Senate meets at 10 a.m. and will vote on two district court judge nominations at noon: Claire Cecchi and Esther Salas, both of New Jersey.
The Senate then moves to S. 782, the Economic Development Revitalization Act. At 2:15 p.m., senators will hold a cloture vote on an amendment from Sen. Tom CoburnTom CoburnDon't be fooled: Carper and Norton don't fight for DC Coburn: Trump's tweets aren't presidential The road ahead for America’s highways MORE (R-Okla.) to end the ethanol tax credit.
Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioRepublicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report Week ahead: Senate panel to vote on Trump's Labor pick Senators introduce new Iran sanctions MORE (R-Fla.) will deliver his maiden address to the Senate after the Coburn vote. Then the Senate will resume S. 782, where several amendments are still pending, including one from Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) that would repeal the Dodd-Frank reform law and one from Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulSenate takes up NATO membership for Montenegro Overnight Defense: Civilian casualties raise questions about rules of engagement | Air Force nominee set for hearing | Senate takes up NATO membership for Montenegro Feehery: Freedom Caucus follies MORE (R-Ky.) that would increase the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion.
— This story was updated at 9:15 a.m.