The chamber of the House of Representatives empties following a joint meeting of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington with visiting Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko, Sept. 18, 2014. The House and Senate are wrapping up business and heading to their home states for the weeks leading up to the midterm elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The chamber of the House of Representatives empties following a joint meeting of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington with visiting Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko, Sept. 18, 2014. The House and Senate are wrapping up business and heading to their home states for the weeks leading up to the midterm elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) AP
The chamber of the House of Representatives empties following a joint meeting of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington with visiting Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko, Sept. 18, 2014. The House and Senate are wrapping up business and heading to their home states for the weeks leading up to the midterm elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) AP

Senate passes stopgap budget and aid for Syrian rebels, then quits until after elections

September 18, 2014 7:29 PM