Senate Adjourns Until Monday

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Friday that the Senate would stand adjourned until Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. — or in layman's terms, the last day the government will be operational if Congress cannot send a bill to the president to avert a shutdown.

The Senate sent its two-month continuing resolution to the House on Friday afternoon. The House will spend the weekend in Washington doing ... something?

Reid had warned earlier Friday that if the House pushes any amended bill back to the Senate, there is a risk any one senator could hold up the bill for days and force at least a brief shutdown.