Key farm bill vote Thursday
The Senate won't be in session Wednesday, so that its members can attend the funeral in New York City of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). Lautenberg was the last World War II veteran in the Senate. He died early Monday at age 89.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), a member of the Senate's agriculture committee, said earlier on Tuesday that the funeral could push debate of farm bill amendments into early next week. But he believes a final vote on the farm bill is likely before next Tuesday.