Federal Relations

September 21, 2009

This Week on Capitol Hill, September 21-25

In the Senate:

The Senate will debte amendments to the fiscal 2010 Interior-Environment Spending Bill, with votes expected on Tuesday.  A vote on pasage is likely by the end of the week.  The Senate is then likely to consider either the fiscal 2010 Defense Spending Bill or the Military Construction-VA Spending Bill.

The Senate Finance Committee marks up its health care overhaul bill this week beginning on Tuesday and continuing the rest of the week.

In the House:

The House votes on a number of measures under suspendion of the rules on Tuesday, including an extension of unemployment aid.  Later in the week, they are scheduled to take up a defense production reauthorization bill, as well as a number of bills to extend certain authorizations — including for small business programs, the Federal Aviation Administration and surface transportation programs.  The House is also expected to vote on a continuing resolution to make stopgap appropriations into fiscal 2010.

Source:  CQ Today Print Edition