Friday: Defense spending, energy, flood insurance

Members will also start consideration of the 2012 Energy and Water Appropriations Act, H.R. 2354, and the Flood Insurance Reform Act, H.R. 1309. The House is expected to debate and vote on the rules for these two bills, and then take up the bills themselves next week.

The Senate is out, and returns Monday at 2 p.m. to hold a vote to end debate on a sense of the Senate bill calling for higher taxes on people earning $1 million or more a year.

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