Tuesday: Panetta, cloture vote(s) in the Senate

Immediately after that, the Senate will briefly debate S. 782, the Economic Development Revitalization Act, and proceed to a cloture vote. If cloture is not successful (60 votes), the Senate will hold a cloture vote on S. 679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.

In the House, members meet at noon for speeches and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Members are expected to approve four bills that would name post offices in Texas, Mississippi and Ohio. Suspension votes on these bills are expected at 6:30 p.m.

The fate of the fifth suspension bill is less clear. H.R. 672 would repeal the Election Assistance Commission, which was established soon after the controversial presidential election of 2000. Republicans support its repeal, which would save $14 million per year, but not all Democrats are expected to support it.

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