"The Senate on Thursday night agreed to take up food-safety legislation when it returns from the Thanksgiving recess on Nov. 29. Debate is expected to include votes on two proposals to repeal the healthcare reform law's 1099 tax reporting requirement for business purchases of more than $600 a year.
According to Senate staff, the timeline — subject to change, of course — should start with a cloture vote on the final bill, as amended by the small-farms exemption from Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.). The procedural motion will need 60 votes to pass ... "