Friday: Freezing government pay, condemning North Korea on nukes

Democrats not only oppose this bill, but they accused Republicans this week of trying to look busy by stretching consideration of the measure into two days.

The North Korea resolution, H.Res. 65, is a reaction to that country's nuclear test on Tuesday. It calls on the Obama administration to exert as much pressure on North Korea as it can through sanctions.

It also calls on China to prevent the transshipment of technology and equipment to North Korea that might be used in its nuclear program.

The House should be able to pass both measures by noon, after which its work is done for the week.

The Senate is out, after a late afternoon Thursday vote in which senators rejected a proposal to end debate on the nomination of former Sen. Chuck HagelChuck HagelHagel says NATO deployment could spark a new Cold War with Russia Overnight Defense: House panel unveils 5B defense spending bill Hagel to next president: We need to sit down with Putin MORE to be the next Secretary of Defense.

Both the House and Senate are out next week.

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