The House returns at 9 a.m. for legislative work on the agriculture appropriations bill, which involves wrapping up votes on several more amendments. Members worked on amendments until 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning, when the Committee of the Whole finally rose and stretched its legs.

Among many others, members will vote Thursday on language that would stop payment on discrimination settlements involving black farmers, and two amendments related to USDA's "know your farmer, know your food" program.

Several amendments that would reduce the Food for Peace program and others were rejected in votes held Wednesday. A full listing of the status on amendments can be found here.

The Senate meets at 10 a.m. and continues work on S. 782, the Economic Development Revitalization Act. A second vote on an ethanol amendment is expected.