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Senate to depart today

The Senate is expected to go out of session today after a series of votes at 10:15 a.m., including one to invoke cloture on the nomination of Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve Bank.

A final vote on Yellen’s nomination is expected on January 6, the day it returns for the new year.

Leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture committees have continued their silence on farm bill developments, but a framework is expected to be announced the first week in January.

The House is already out of session and scheduled to return on January 7.