Wednesday: No Budget, No Pay Act in the Senate

The GOP bill also seeks to force the Senate into passing a budget for the first time in nearly four years. Under the bill, members of Congress would have their pay withheld if their respective chamber fails to pass a budget.

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Senate Democrats countered by saying they will pass a budget anyway this year, and generally welcomed the GOP bill as a chance to get out from under the current debt-ceiling constraints, even if just for a short while.

Democrats did not announce when a final vote might take place, but are hoping it can be by the end of the week.

Also Wednesday, Sen. John KerryJohn KerryIsrael, Turkey, repair ties, to cheers from US Dozens of Clinton meetings left off State schedule: report Overnight Cybersecurity: Sit-in disrupts cyber hearings | Trump tries to defend claim Clinton was hacked MORE (D-Mass.) plans to deliver his farewell speech at 2:30 p.m. on the Senate floor. The Senate confirmed him as the next secretary of State on Tuesday.

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