Senate Convenes at 2 p.m., Votes Still a Go
The Senate remains on schedule to convene at 2 p.m. Tuesday and move to two votes at 5 p.m., even as the city braces for a second blizzard in less than a week.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will gavel the chamber into session this afternoon; he is planning the early evening votes on a procedural motion for the nomination of Craig Becker to serve on the National Labor Relations Board and on the confirmation of judge Joseph Greenaway to serve on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The rest of the week, assuming the Senate stays in session, Members could clear a handful of other nominations and begin moving on a jobs package.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced Monday there would be no votes in the House on Tuesday. Both chambers are expected to adjourn Friday for the weeklong Presidents Day recess.