By Ramsey Cox
In a rare Friday session, the Senate will do nothing.
Votes on two nominees were scheduled to take place Friday, but Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThe missed opportunity of JASTA States urged to bolster election security How the White House got rolled on the Saudi-9/11 bill MORE (D-Nev.) is expected to postpone those votes at 4 p.m. tomorrow until after the two-week recess.
Reid tried to hold the votes Thursday, but Republicans refused to yield back their debate time. Reid said Democrats would stay and finish work on the nominations without Republicans, since only a simple majority was needed, but it appears Democrats abandoned him as well.
When Republicans refused to allow the votes Thursday, Reid insisted it was important that the Senate approve the nominees this week, so it could focus on legislation to increase the federal minimum wage when it returns after recess.
Reid frequently threatens Friday and weekend work, but it rarely happens.