Senators are returning from the Easter recess to some unfinished business.
Democrats have indicated they will seek a cloture vote on Monday that would shut down a threatened filibuster from Sen. Tom Coburn (R.-Okla.). Citing concerns over the deficit, Coburn has blocked passage of bill that would temporarily extend unemployment benefits, and add another extension to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The program was suspended on March 28 after the Senate failed to pass an extension. A long term funding solution to the cash-strapped NFIP has floundered on the issue of whether to include protection from wind damage in the program.
Democrats will need at least one vote from one of the 41 Republican senators to end Coburn's threatened filibuster, and prompt an up-or-down vote on the bill.
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