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Senate to Take Up Military Spending Bill, Judicial Nomination

Correction Appended

The Senate will vote Monday on a long-lingering judicial nominee and consider a spending measure funding military construction projects.

The $134 billion appropriations measure, which also funds the Veterans Affairs Department, could be approved before the Senate adjourns Nov. 11 for a brief Veterans Day recess. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), who has maintained a low profile since suffering a stroke in 2006, took to the floor Thursday to begin managing the spending measure.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) predicted that bill will be approved Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Reid also scheduled a vote Monday evening to confirm Andre Davis, a judicial nominee for the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Davis was approved by the Judiciary Committee in June.

Correction: Nov. 6, 2009

The article misstated the circuit for which Andre Davis is a judicial nominee. It is the 4th Circuit.