Break from Capitol coverage

The World-Herald Washington Bureau travelled up to New York this week to cover the announcement that Creighton University is joining the new Big East.

Now back on the hill, where the Senate is about to kick off its so-called budget “vote-a-rama.”

The usual restrictions on amendments are eased for the budget resolution, which is supposed to be an annual exercise but hasn’t happened in several years.

Senators have filed hundreds and hundreds of amendments but not all of them will receive a vote. One amendment in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline is expected to get a vote.

Although the measures are generally non-binding, this is an opportunity to get senators on record on a particular issue and could foreshadow areas Congress will act upon in the future.

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