The bill has had wide support in the Senate, although the decision to speed it along seemed to make it slightly less popular. Senators voted 63-30 in April to end debate on the bill, less than the 70+ votes it received in earlier votes.
Before the final passage vote, senators will consider one amendment that would require states to provide a 180-day notice before collecting the sales tax. The bill under consideration requires a 90-day notice.
After that, the Senate will vote right away to end debate on a motion to proceed to the Water Resources Development Act. This bill authorizes several federal projects, including flood and storm risk reduction, and other environmental projects.
The House starts earlier, at noon, but will start with speeches and then meet later in the day to work on three suspension bills:
— H.R. 291, the Black Hills Cemetery Act, granting National Forest System land to South Dakota.
— H.R. 588, the Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgment Act, allowing for the recognition of private donors to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's new Education Center.
— H.R. 507, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act, conveying land to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Arizona.