When the House finishes voting Thursday night, it's done for the year.
Today, the House will make progress on a two-year budget deal, a one-month farm bill extension, a three-month "doc fix," and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
A day after House and Senate negotiators reached a budget agreement, House GOP leaders are already planning on passing it in the House this week.
If the Senate ignores the snow today, it will press ahead with its "nuclear option" method of approving nominees.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) tried Monday to confirm all executive and judicial nominations on the executive calendar — more than 70 of President Obama’s nominees.
Reid asked for unanimous consent to confirm them all, but Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) objected because he was still upset that the majority used the “nuclear option” to change the Senate filibuster rules.
Reid then filed cloture on just 10 of the nominees.
Assuming the ice and snow doesn't close down the government, Congress should be in to work on what could be its last workweek of 2013.
Next week may end up being all about what doesn't get done, instead of what does get done.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was adamant on Thursday that the House would not stay in session past Dec. 13 to finish work on a range of unfinished issues.
The House starts at 9 a.m. and will immediately begin work on the Innovation Act, H.R. 3309.
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.