The Senate reconvenes Monday for a reading of President George Washington’s farewell address. Freshman Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., will do the reading.
On Tuesday, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress. The Senate will also consider the nomination of Rep. Hilda L. Solis , D-Calif., to be secretary of Labor.
For the remainder of the week the Senate is expected to work on a bill that would permanently expand the House to 437 members by adding one representative from the District of Columbia and one from Utah.
Later in the week, the House is scheduled to take up an omnibus fiscal 2009 appropriations package.
The chamber also might consider a bill that would mitigate foreclosures for homeowners filing for bankruptcy.