As House Republicans try again to rally around a speaker-designate, the Senate comes back into session today.
Here are some of the items on the Capitol to-do list:
- Emergency spending for Israel, Ukraine and border security. There’s bipartisan support for this measure, but some far-right conservatives want to consider the Ukraine aid separately.
- Appropriations. The House has passed four of the 12 annual spending bills. The Senate has passed none. Stopgap spending runs out Nov. 17, potentially forcing a partial government shutdown.
- National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate-passed and House-passed versions of the NDAA are drastically different, and there are no formal talks yet to reconcile the differences.
- Military promotions and confirmations. The backlog is growing as Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) continues his blockade of hundreds of confirmations and promotions in protest of the Pentagon’s abortion access policy.
Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Miller