The House is set to pass an increase of $9.7 billion in borrowing authority for the National Flood Insurance Program. An aide to Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the Senate would most likely clear the measure Friday by unanimous consent after House passage.
At 1 p.m., both chambers will convene a Joint Session of Congress to count Electoral Ballots.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.