In the Senate's last act for the week, Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDems gain upper hand on budget Senate Dems: Don't leave for break without Supreme Court vote Moulitsas: The year of the woman MORE (D-Nev.) filed a motion to end debate on legislation that would delay scheduled flood insurance rate increases.
Reid's motion, which was approved by unanimous consent, means the Senate will vote on Jan. 27 on ending debate on that legislation, S. 1926 from Sen. Robert MenendezRobert MenendezDem senator: Louisiana Republican 'found Jesus' on flood funding Taiwan and ICAO: this is the time Rubio warns of terror attack from Cuba flights MORE (D-N.J.).
Republicans and Democrats have fought all week on amendments to a bill extending emergency unemployment insurance. But Reid said the two parties seem fine with allowing up to 10 amendments to the flood insurance bill, when they return.
Both the House and Senate are off next week for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. However, neither appear to be formally recessing, and instead they will hold a few pro forma sessions in between now and the week of Jan. 27.
The Senate will hold its first pro forma session at 11:15 a.m. Friday, and the House will do the same at 1 p.m. No legislative work is expected in either meeting.