February 17, 2012
The House and the Senate are expected to vote on legislation that would extend a payroll tax cut through the end of the year. The legislation also would extend federal unemployment insurance benefits and prevent a cut in Medicare payments to physicians.
The Senate holds a test vote on an amendment offered by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on a two-year surface transportation bill. This procedure will help determine if the Senate can move toward final passage when they return from their President’s Day recess.
Both the House and Senate will be in recess next week for President’s Day.