The four other suspension bills are:

— H.R. 701, setting an Oct. 31 deadline by which the Securities and Exchange Commission can exempt certain securities from regulation,

— H.R. 356, the Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act,

— H.R. 767, assigning various Bureau of Land Management offices as Pilot Project offices under the Energy Policy Act, and

— H.R. 573, providing parity for the Northern Mariana Islands compared to other U.S. territories related to a law granting coastal rights to these territories.

The Senate starts at 9:30 a.m., and is expected to resume work at 10:30 a.m. on amendments to S. 601, the Water Resources Development Act.

The Senate got close to finishing the bill on Tuesday, by disposing of several amendments, and has just a few left to go before final passage.