Senate Democratic leaders continue to try to find a way to pass a so-called extenders bill in a chamber that is seeing major spending fatigue. The bill will extend tax cuts and social spending programs that are popular, but the measure’s price tag is making the 60 votes needed for passage difficult.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar testifies about the reorganization of the Minerals Management Service before the Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. In the wake of the BP oil spill, Salazar ordered the agency to split into three separate entities to oversee revenues, safety, and lease sales.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., presents the case for Solicitor General Elena Kagan to become the nation’s next Supreme Court Justice at a 3:15 p.m. ET news conference.

The House Republican conference holds a media availability at 10:00 a.m. ET after their closed conference meeting. We expect them to continue to hammer House Democrats for not trying to pass a budget this year.

And there’s plenty more action ahead today, so stay with Fox News for all the latest.