Saturday: Procedural vote on debt ceiling in the Senate

However, it's not clear that Democrats have the 60 votes needed to end debate on the motion, as most Republicans will oppose it.

The House starts at 9:30 a.m., but does not have any vote scheduled on a six-week debt ceiling extension. Republicans have said they would pursue this bill, but have yet to introduce it or signal when a vote might take place.

That delay seems tied to the ongoing talks House Republicans are having with the White House on how to end the shutdown.

Instead, members will consider H.J.Res. 80, the American Indian and Alaska Native, Health, Education and Safety Act. This is another narrow spending bill that Republicans are pursuing to reduce the effect of the government shutdown.

Members will also consider two motions to instruct House conferees on the farm bill. One of them from Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) would require the House to accept Senate language that authorizes commodity and nutrition programs for the same length of time — the House legislation authorizes commodity programs for five years, and nutrition programs for three years.

The second from Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) would terminate U.S. sugar import quotas in order to help lower sugar prices.

Both of these were debated Friday night after the House voted to meet with the Senate to reach a final agreement on the farm bill.

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