Senate convenes, more discussion of FAA amendments expected

But both Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellThe Trail 2016: Biting the hand that feeds him McConnell: Trump should release his tax returns Adelson aides in talks to make pro-Trump super PAC 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 VitterOvernight Energy: Trump outlines 'America First' energy plan in North Dakota Paul blocks chemical safety bill in Senate House Republican pushes bill to 'curb regulatory overreach' 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 CantwellDem senators back Interior coal leasing review An affordable housing solution both parties can get behind Senators float bipartisan wildfire bill MORE (D-Wash.) would make it easier for airline employees to make contributions to their retirement accounts.

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