The House passed legislation on Monday that would exempt volunteer firefighters from the healthcare law's employer mandate.
The now-retired Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) blocked it in the last Congress.
Laura Barron-Lopez 01/12/15 06:58 PM EST
The bill cleared a procedural hurdle, setting the stage for debate.
Eleven protesters were arrested, according to Capitol Police.
The Senate will now recess Wednesday and Thursday but reconvene Friday.
Two House Republicans have introduced bills to institute term limits for members of Congress.
Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) argued the conspicuous absence suggested the Obama administration didn't value its alliance with France.
The Senate will take its first vote on Keystone, while the House will consider suspension bills.
Votes on the Keystone pipeline and nixing Obama's immigration action top the agenda.
The public briefing comes in light of the hack on Sony Pictures.