Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized.
The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
At 3:40pm, the Senate will observe a moment of silence in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police who were killed 14 years ago in the line of duty defending the Capitol, the people who work there, and its visitors against an armed intruder.
As a reminder, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S.3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2012 on Monday, July 23rd. If no agreement is reached, the cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.3412 will be on Wednesday.