For John, BLUF: Please cut a deal. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Politico's "Morning Defense".
LET THE GAMES BEGIN - SENATE TO VOTE ON HOUSE-PASSED SPENDING BILL: Senators must first clear a 60-vote threshold to end debate on the legislation. Then, they'll vote to strike a provision in the bill that defunds Obamacare before taking a roll call on final passage, both of which will require a simple majority.Regards — Cliff
The votes are set to begin at 12:30 p.m. today.