Thanks to Katie for helping out this afternoon with updates, as I was traveling.

I’ve heard bits and pieces, and posted last night the tentative deal.  Apparently there will not be any vote tonight, which is a good thing to me because we should get to see what’s in the bill before we pass it.

Where are we?

What do you make of this:

But conservatives, including members of the Tea Party Caucus, say they do not plan to blow up the floor proceedings in protest of a deal that does not include passage of a balanced budget amendment.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), a member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, said he would insist that any compromise receive at least 60 votes on the Senate floor but not drag out the process to delay an agreement beyond Tuesday.

“I don’t see any reason for not agreeing to an advanced time table,” Lee said. “A 60-vote threshold is one thing but there’s no reason to run the clock out any more.”