New amendments are still expected to come up Wednesday. The House is expected to finish the bill Wednesday or early Thursday morning — Republicans are expecting the last votes could take place as late as midnight.
The other is H.R. 2072, the Securing American Jobs Through Exports Act. This bill reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank.
The Senate returns at 9:30 a.m., and will try to find a way forward for S. 2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act on Tuesday. Senate Republicans were able to block a motion to proceed to this bill on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidNevada's Heck won't say who he's backing for president GOP groups ride to rescue in 3 key Senate races Obama seeks down-ballot gains after being midterm loser MORE (D-Nev.) voted against the motion at the last minute, which will let him call it up again.
Democrats indicated several times Tuesday that they may have to allow Republicans to vote on their alternative bill to keep interest rates low on Stafford loans for another year. No procedural deal was announced Tuesday night, but one could be announced Wednesday morning.