Thursday: Russia in the House, sportsmen in the Senate

The House will also vote on H.R. 2453, which authorizes a Mark Twain Commemorative Coin.

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The Senate starts at 9 a.m., and expects to hold a 9:15 a.m. vote to end debate on the Sportsmen's Act, S. 3525. That bill is aimed at increasing access to federal lands by sport-hunters and fishermen.

On Wednesday, it became clear that the Senate is having trouble reaching agreement on what amendments to consider related to this bill.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said he still hopes to move to the Defense Authorization Act by the end of this week.