Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) just announced on the floor that a series of votes in relation to S. 223, a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will occur at 5:15 p.m.
The three votes will be on:
An amendment from Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) to repeal the expansion of IRS information reporting requirements under last year's healthcare law. This requires 60 votes to pass, or else it will be withdrawn by unanimous consent.
A similar amendment, this one from Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), which would also repeal the so-called IRS "1099" language.
An amendment from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to repeal the healthcare law.
Reid said no other additions may be made to these amendments prior to the votes, except for a point of order. Democrats are expected to use a budgetary point of order to defeat Republicans' healthcare bill repeal amendment.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) was just on the floor asking the Senate to approve his 1099 language because it would not leave it to the executive branch to find $39 billion in offsets that are needed to fund the repeal. However, Stabenow's amendment is similar to a Republican proposal that has 61 co-sponsors.