On Tuesday when the Senate convenes at 10 a.m. it will continue its first day of legislative business because of a parliamentary maneuver executed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in order to gain extra time to settle controversies on committee ratios and rules for the rest of the legislative session.

Unlike the House, Senate leadership does not publish a schedule of legislative business, but senior Democratic aides told The Hill last week that the Senate will likely take up administrative business on Tuesday that could include a resolution to honor the victims of the Tucson, Ariz., tragedy, a fight over Senate rules, and finally settling committee ratios. 

The Senate will recess at 12.30 p.m. to accommodate caucus policy lunches.

On Tuesday evening, senators will proceed across the Capitol building to the House to attend the president's State of the Union address.