Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told The Associated Press in an interview that the Senate will vote Monday on a three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits.
Calling the House a "black hole of legislation," he offered no prediction on whether the lower chamber would take up the extension as well.
"We'll see what happens," he told the AP on Monday.
Reid had previously said taking up the extension would be his first priority when the Senate returns in January. Monday is the first day the Senate is back in session in the new year.