Thursday: ObamaCare oversight in the House

The House starts at 10 a.m. for legislative work, and has just one bill on the agenda — one that would require weekly reports from the administration on enrollment in ObamaCare, and any technical problems the website may be facing.

The bill reflects ongoing complaints from Republicans both about the implementation of the law, and the Obama administration's reluctance to provide more detailed information about implementation.

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All the House has to do is debate the bill and vote, and its work is done for the week. Both the House and Senate are off next week for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The Senate starts at 10 a.m., and has no votes planned unless the two parties can find an agreement on either the omnibus spending bill or flood insurance legislation.

Wednesday night, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed a motion to end debate on the House-passed spending bill. If there's no agreement to speed up the process, a vote to end debate would come Friday morning, although Reid said he was trying to get a deal to move faster.

Without such a deal, the Senate may have to hold a final passage vote on the omnibus bill on Saturday. That's when funding for the government will expire under a short-term bill Congress approved earlier this week.

Reid also said senators from both parties were trying to find a way forward on legislation that would delay scheduled increases in flood insurance premiums. Those increases are due under a 2012 flood insurance bill.

Reid said that while he would prefer an agreement on the bill, he may also be forced to file a motion to end debate on the bill as it stands now.