Monday: Sandy relief in the Senate

The House bill does not include some of the money the Senate approved for disaster relief outside the zone affected by Sandy. House Republicans saw that as an unnecessary expense that should not have been placed in an emergency supplemental spending bill.

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At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on an amendment from Sen. Mike LeeMike LeeTwo transgender candidates win primaries Overnight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Senate Democrats block Zika agreement ahead of recess MORE (R-Utah) to offset the cost of the bill with discretionary spending cuts. That proposal needs 60 votes to pass, which means it is nearly certain to fail in the Democratic Senate.

After that, 60 votes are needed to pass the entire bill.

The House is out all week, and returns next Monday.

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