Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised On The Money — Democrats tee up Senate spending battles with GOP MORE (D-Vt.) argued from the floor on Thursday that the means-test is onerous for all Americans and ought to be done away with.

"In my view, no American, particularly in times of such economic hardship, should have this burdensome requirement of the so-called means-test imposed upon them," said Leahy. "The bankruptcy system was established to protect Americans and give them a fresh start."

That legislation was approved in the House 407-1 on Tuesday.

The Senate adjourned on Thursday night and is set to reconvene at 2 p.m. on Monday.