Friday: House takes up intelligence, 9/11 bills

During votes, expected to start around 11 a.m., the House will hold a moment of silence to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

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Members on Thursday approved the rule for the intelligence bill, which also covered the charter school bill debated earlier in the day. The rule makes nine amendments in order, which will be considered en bloc.

The Senate meets at 9:45 a.m. for speeches, and is not expected to hold any votes. Late Thursday night, the Senate voted 45-52 on a motion to proceed to a resolution disapproving of the pending $500 billion increase in the debt ceiling, effectively killing that resolution.

The House could still vote on or even approve its resolution of disapproval, but without Senate passage, the $500 billion increase in the debt ceiling is expected to take place sometime this month.