Votes Set for 11 a.m. Saturday

Posted July 25, 2008 at 2:45pm

If there was any doubt that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wouldn’t make good on his threat to hold a weekend session, that glimmer of hope seems gone.

The Senate will officially be open for business on Saturday morning. It plans to vote at 11 a.m. on the 700-page housing bill — a Goliath that provides a potential bailout for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Reid will also likely file cloture on both the low-income heating assistance measure, and a package of bills opposed by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.).