March 9, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill, March 8-12

By jnurse

Action on the Floor

This week the Senate continues consideration of a bill to extend expired tax provisions, unemployment insurance, flood insurance, and COBRA health care subsidies.

On Tuesday the House will consider a number of minor commemorative resolutions.  Later in the week, they will consider measures to encourage debt relief for Haiti, to expedite tax breaks for eqrthquake relief in Chile, and to set a timeline for withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan.  the house is also expencted to vote to impeach Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr.

Hearing Highlights

  • Tuesday:  The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a hearing on reauthorizing the “No Child Left Behind” education law.
  • Wednesday:  Senate Foreign Relations will hole a hearing on global health programs with philanthropist Bill Gates.

Source:  CQ Today

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