Tuesday: Disability treaty in the Senate, suspensions in the House

Democrats will need 60 votes to pass the treaty.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Monday that he would try to move to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities on Tuesday. He said consideration of the treaty would be next, as the two parties are still negotiating amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act.

The House returns from its Thanksgiving break at 2 p.m. for work on up to five suspension bills. Roll-call votes on any of the following bills will be held at 6:30 p.m.:

• H.R. 6025, the Mandatory Operational Control Reporting and Performance Measures Act, requiring the federal government to report on its effort to control the borders.

• H.R. 5913, the DHS Accountability Act, aimed at improving processes within the Department of Homeland Security.

• H.R. 915, the Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act, boosting national and local government cooperation on border security. The bill under consideration is one that the Senate amended.
 
• H.R. 5997, the Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act, providing funding for the preparation of mass medical emergencies.

• H.R. 3563, the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act, to modernize the nation's public alert warning system.