More that two weeks after the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., which left Rep. Gabbie Gifford’s (D-Ariz.) in grave condition, the Senate is taking up a resolution to honor her and other victims of the tragedy.

At 10.30 a.m the Senate will take up no more than 3.5 hours of debate on the Gifford’s resolution and Senators can expect a roll call vote at 2.15 p.m., said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). 

The Senate convened at 9.30 a.m.

Three bills were introduced to the Senate floor last night and appeared on the schedule this morning.  S. 162, which would cut government spending by $500 million, S. 163 dealing with the federal government's debt limit, and H.R. 2, which would repeal Democrat's health care bill were all relegated to the Senate calendar when Reid objected to proceeding on them legislatively.