Republicans have called up this bipartisan bill under a suspension of the rules, which means it will get a shorter debate and will require a two-thirds majority vote for passage. A roll call vote on the bill is expected at 6:30 p.m.

Also today, the House Rules Committee meets at 4 p.m. to approve a rule governing debate on H.R. 152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act.

The committee will have to decide which of 92 amendments to the bill can get a vote on the House floor later this week. Many of the amendments are from Republicans, and seek to scale back the size of the bill.

The bill itself would provide $17 billion in additional aid to Northeastern states hit by Hurricane Sandy. One amendment that will get a vote is from Rep. Rodney FrelinghuysenRodney Procter FrelinghuysenBudget vote raises red flag for GOP on tax reform WH seeks to cut back spending as disaster relief spending mounts House advances .5 billion disaster funding without offsets MORE (R-N.J.), which would add another $33.7 billion in aid.