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 LeeTop antitrust senators call for Sessions to scrutinize AT&T-Time Warner merger Public lands dispute costs Utah a major trade show GOP senators unveil bill to give Congress control of consumer bureau budget 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.