Lawmakers have kept any direct references to life, health or retirement tax provisions out of the Budget Control Act of 2011 bill.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., hammered out the bill in an effort to raise the official U.S. debt limit and eliminate the possibility that the United States might start defaulting on debt payments as early as Tuesday.
Boehner and Reid have packaged the bill in the form of House Resolution 384 — – a measure “providing for consideration of S. 365, to make a technical amendment to the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002.”
Members of the House today voted 269-161 to pass House Resolution 384.
The Senate has agreed to conduct a roll-call vote on a motion to concur with the House resolution at noon Tuesday.
Supporters need 60 votes to get the motion through the Senate.
“No amendments, points of order or other motions will be in order to the message prior to the vote,” according to a note posted on the Senate Democrats’ website.