Friday morning, the Senate will consider a final amendment from Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenHouse bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Senate confirms No. 2 spot at HHS, days after Price resigns Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax CEO faces outraged lawmakers | Dem presses voting machine makers on cyber defense | Yahoo says 3 billion accounts affected by 2013 breach MORE (D-Ore.) that would require the government to estimate the extent to which U.S.-based communications are being intercepted by FISA activities related to the monitoring of overseas terrorist suspects. After that vote, the Senate will vote on final passage of the FISA bill.

Then, the Senate is expected to start considering amendments to H.R. 1, which is the vehicle for the Democratic proposal to spend $60 billion on Hurricane Sandy relief. Senate Republicans have argued for days now that the bill is too expensive and deals mostly with non-emergency items, and have offered several proposals to trim back the cost of the bill.

Among the amendments to be considered are items that would cut millions from unrelated forest restoration programs, and one that would cut funding for fisheries outside areas affected by Sandy. Most of the amendments are being offered by Republicans.

Specifically, the Senate will take up five amendments from Sen. Tom CoburnTom Coburn-trillion debt puts US fiscal house on very shaky ground Al Franken: 'I make fun of the people who deserved it' The more complex the tax code, the more the wealthy benefit MORE (R-Okla.), two from Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHouse bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Authorizing military force is necessary, but insufficient GOP feuds with outside group over analysis of tax framework MORE (R-Ky.), one from Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts The VA's woes cannot be pinned on any singular administration Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy MORE (R-Ariz.) and one from Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong How the effort to replace ObamaCare failed Overnight Regulation: Trump temporarily lifts Jones Act for Puerto Rico | Bill would exempt some banks from Dodd-Frank | Senators unveil driverless car bill MORE (R-Utah). The Senate breaks for caucus lunches at 12:30 p.m., and will consider more amendments afterwards, followed by a vote on final passage.

The House is not in, but Friday afternoon, House and Senate leaders will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss ways to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of looming tax hikes and automatic spending cuts.

Democrats blasted Republicans for holding a brief pro forma session on Thursday instead of working on the fiscal cliff. Whether in response to that criticism or because of a belief that a deal might be coming, House leaders said the House would reconvene Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for legislative work, and could remain in session through Jan. 2.