Meanwhile, Senate Yet To Take Its First Vote Of Year Until Tonight

  • The new Senate takes its first vote of the year Monday tonight, after gaveling in after New Years, the being away for 20 days.
  • While voting in the Democrat-led chamber finally begins, committees are still not fully organized.
  • On the other side of the capitol building, the GOP-led House has already held several votes including one on abortion and and earlier on the chamber’s so-called Rules Package, which puts on paper the rules by which the chamber this session of Congress will be run.