Tuesday: Flood insurance, energy, light bulbs in the House

The House is also expected to vote on 15 amendments debated Monday night to the Energy and Water Appropriations Act, H.R. 2354. Members should be in a position to complete work on that bill today.

Also expected today is a vote on legislation that would end federal light bulb standards. That bill is likely to fail given that it needs support from two-thirds of voting members.

The Senate meets at 10 a.m. to continue consideration of S. 1323, the sense of the Senate in favor of raising taxes on people earning $1 million or more per year.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) introduced several minor amendments to his bill on Monday in an effort to prevent Republicans from attaching their own amendments. Most are technical, although two would add a sense of the Senate that Congress should "not end Medicare and Medicaid as we know it."

While Republicans have allowed the bill to advance in the Senate so far, they have indicated that they are doing so only to ultimately vote against it, to demonstrate their opposition to the idea of raising taxes.