Tuesday: Running out the clock on the continuing resolution

In the meantime, the talk should at least be interesting. Under an agreement reached Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will take to the floor to convince his colleagues to support language in the House bill that defunds ObamaCare. Cruz will speak sometime around 2:30 p.m.

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But Cruz increasingly seems to be fighting an uphill battle. Late Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would oppose a filibuster of the resolution.

The Senate starts at 10 a.m., when some of the debate over the spending bill could take place.

Before noon, the Senate will consider and vote on the nomination of Todd Hughes to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit. Senators will break for their usual caucus lunches around noon before they return for remarks by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Cruz.

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