In response to that failed vote, Senate Democrats staged an all-night protest on the Senate floor, during which they called for another vote and chastised Republicans for failing to support what they said is a common-sense bill supported by most Americans.
The Monday vote was technically a vote on whether to limit debate on a motion to proceed to the bill, and a similar vote will occur Tuesday.
The House meets at noon for speeches, then at 2 p.m. to consider up to five suspension bills, with roll call votes at 6:30 p.m. The suspension bills are:
• S. 2039, to allow a state or local government to construct levees on certain properties otherwise designated as open space lands.
• S. 1959, the Haqqani Network Terrorist Designation Act, as amended.
• H.R. 6018, to authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal 2013.
• S. 2165, the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act.
• S. 2009, the Insular Areas Act.