According to his spokesperson, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will debate his two amendments (the gun amendment and the banking records amendment) for the next hour. After that, the Senate will vote on the amendments. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, as we told you this morning, has been enlisting Republicans to vote against Paul's amendments. Because he is getting an hour of debate and a vote, Paul will yield the remainder of his 30 hours, and the bill will most likely be re-authorized well before midnight.
Then it'll head to the House for the fastest rubber-stamping in the history of Congress.