Friday morning, the Senate will consider a final amendment from Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenOvernight Health Care: Trump eases rules on insurance outside ObamaCare | HHS office on religious rights gets 300 complaints in a month | GOP chair eyes opioid bill vote by Memorial Day Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare Grassley, Dems step up battle over judicial nominees 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 CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnPaul Ryan should realize that federal earmarks are the currency of cronyism Republicans in Congress shouldn't try to bring back earmarks Republicans should know reviving earmarks is a political nightmare MORE (R-Okla.), two from Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulDem wins Kentucky state House seat in district Trump won by 49 points GOP's tax reform bait-and-switch will widen inequality Pentagon budget euphoria could be short-lived MORE (R-Ky.), one from Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainLawmakers worry about rise of fake video technology Democrats put Dreamers and their party in danger by playing hardball Trump set a good defense budget, but here is how to make it better MORE (R-Ariz.) and one from Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeThe 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework Prison sentencing bill advances over Sessions objections Grassley ‘incensed’ by Sessions criticism of proposed sentencing reform legislation 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.