Senate convenes, more discussion of FAA amendments expected

But both Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellIran and heavy water: Five things to know Overnight Finance: House rejects financial adviser rule; Obama rebukes Sanders on big banks Senators roll out changes to criminal justice bill MORE (R-Ky.) said yesterday that they would only focus on amendments related to the FAA. This means several amendments, including some related to healthcare legislation, are not expected to be taken up.

Sen. David VitterDavid VitterSenators aim to bolster active shooter training 5 takeaways from Mike Lee’s leadership bid Republicans demand shift in Obama’s ISIS strategy MORE (R-La.) introduced an amendment yesterday that would appear to be unrelated. It would require an accounting of federal revenue lost due to the Obama administration's oil-and-gas drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.

But several others are FAA-related, including one from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max BaucusMax BaucusWyden unveils business tax proposal College endowments under scrutiny The chaotic fight for ObamaCare MORE (D-Mont.) that would require a plan to accelerate the use of unmanned aerial systems. Another from Sen. Maria CantwellMaria CantwellThis week: Congress on track to miss Puerto Rico deadline Week ahead: Senate looks to wrap up energy, water spending bill Senate, House face time crunch on energy bill MORE (D-Wash.) would make it easier for airline employees to make contributions to their retirement accounts.

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