The Senate was returning in the hopes the House would pass a Sandy bill, which could leave the upper chamber with little else to do but critique BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbying World 'Ready for Michelle' PACs urge 2020 run News Flash: Trump was never going to lock Clinton up MORE's decision.

The House starts at 10 a.m. for speeches, and noon for legislative work, although no legislation is schedule for the floor.

The Senate meets at noon for speeches, but also has no firm plans for the day.