The House meets in the afternoon to consider legislation that would ease Dodd-Frank financial rules in an attempt to free up investment capital in small companies.
The House meets at 10 a.m. for speeches, and then in the afternoon to consider up to 10 suspension bills.
House Republicans have added an extra day of work to the schedule before they leave for the year, a change that was made in anticipation that next week — the last scheduled week of work in December — will be a busy one.
The House will consider three suspension bills when it returns this afternoon, including one extending a law that requires guns and gun parts to include enough metal to be detected by metal detectors.
The House returns to Washington for a week of light work without the Senate, which GOP leaders will use to advance up to two bills they say will help U.S. job creation.
The House passed an adjournment resolution Friday without any objections from Democrats.
The House will return on Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.
The Senate voted 51-42 Thursday to adjourn.
If the House passes S.Con.Res. 28 on Friday, the Senate will stand adjourned until Dec. 9.
The House begins at 9 a.m., and will consider the last of three energy bills before leaving for the week.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed a motion to end debate on the defense authorization bill Wednesday evening.
That move sets up a procedural vote after 30 hours of debate — though the vote could come sooner if there is agreement.
The Senate is debating the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $625 billion in defense spending for the Pentagon.
The House returns in the afternoon to deal with three energy bills, including H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act.