Monday: Revisiting cuts to military pensions

The Senate will reconvene at 2 p.m. to begin the process of reversing the $6 billion in cuts to military pensions that Congress agreed to just weeks ago.

Members will consider S. 1963, a bill from Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) that would simply eliminate those cuts, without paying for them.

But the real trick is finding an agreement on how to offset those cuts. The Senate may spend much of the week considering various amendments to the bill, and possibly working behind the scenes to find a compromise.

At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on whether to end debate on a motion to proceed to the bill. Because so many want to fix this problem, the 60 votes needed to advance the bill are likely to be there, which would then allow the Senate to continue working on the bill.

The House is also in, but only has plans to consider two easy suspension bills today:

— H.R. 2431, the National Integrated Drought Information Systems Reauthorization Act. This bill would reauthorize a federal program aimed at assessing the impacts of and responding to droughts.

— H.Res. 447, a resolution supporting the democratic goals of the people of Ukraine.