December 22, 2009

This Week on Capitol Hall December 21-25

By jnurse

The Senate is scheduled to remain in session for at least part of this week as it continues consideration of HR 3590, Health Care Overhaul

The House will meet at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, December 23rd, and at 10:00 am Saturday, December 26 for pro formas sessions.  [During pro forma sessions, no legislative business is conducted or votes taken.  These sessions are held to meet the 3-day rule in the Constitution that requires each House to gain the permission of the other for recesses longer than 3 days.]  

The only committee action scheduled for this week is Thursday, December 24, when the Senate Judiciary will mark up legislation on a National Criminal Justice Commission, medical bankruptcy fairness, ,hate crimes against the homeless, maltreated infants, and immunization exemptions for certain adopted children.  The committee will also vote on the namination of O. Rogeriee Thomopson to be a judge for the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals.

Source:  CQ Today

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