Senate Tees Up Afternoon, Evening Votes on Saturday and Sunday

Posted December 4, 2009 at 3:54pm

The Senate will continue working through a series of health care reform amendments over the weekend, with votes lined up for both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

The chamber will gavel into session Saturday around 10 a.m., and on Sunday sometime after noon to allow Members to attend church services in the morning. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will also likely call a special Democratic caucus on Sunday afternoon before evening votes.

Reid has repeatedly warned Members to keep their December weekend plans flexible as the Senate considers the $848 billion health care reform bill. He has warned that the chamber could work right up until Christmas, and he also left open the possibility of calling Senators back the week of Dec. 28 if necessary to wrap up work on the measure.