In the middle of the day, the Senate breaks for its usual Tuesday lunch.

It's possible the Senate will vote on Penny PritzkerPenny Sue PritzkerFormer Obama officials launch advocacy group aimed at Trump's foreign policy Trump transportation chief to join Biden for jobs event DeVos should ‘persist’ despite liberal opposition MORE to be secretary of Commerce or Anthony FoxxAnthony Renard FoxxGeorgia Power says electricity at Atlanta airport will likely be restored by midnight Ex-Obama transportation chief on Atlanta airport power outage: 'Total and abject failure' To address America's crumbling infrastructure, follow Britain's lead MORE to be secretary of Transportation. But as of Monday night, no firm vote was scheduled.

The House has it about as easy as the Senate. A few speeches at noon, then work much later in the day on three bills that name things after people.

One of these is H.R. 2289, which names the section of U.S. tax law allowing spousal individual retirement accounts after Kay Bailey Hutchison, the former Republican senator from Texas.

Another is H.R. 2383, which names a bridge over the Mississippi River after Stan Musial, the storied St. Louis Cardinals slugger.

The third is H.R. 1092, which names an air traffic control center in New Hampshire after Patricia Clark, a federal employee who worked at the center since it opened in 1963. So there's hope for the rest of us after all …