Sen. Mark Kirk was back in the Senate on Tuesday following gallbladder surgery. According to the Chicago Sun-Times:
Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill. was back on the Senate floor on Tuesday, following an absence for gallbladder surgery; he was one of 33 Senate Republicans to vote no on advancing the compromise budget deal towards a final vote.
The budget test vote passed the Senate on a 67-33 roll call, with 12 Republicans joining all 55 Senate Democrats to vote yes. All 33 no votes were Republicans.
The final Senate vote is expected later today.
[Read more at the Chicago Sun-Times.]