Federal Relations

May 3, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill, May 3-7

FLOOR ACTION Senate The Senate will reconvene at 2 p.m., and resume consideration of the financial regulatory overhaul legislation (S 3217, Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010). There will be no roll call votes.  It is expected that the Senate will spend most of the week debating amendments. House The House is not in

April 19, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hall, April 19-23

ON THE FLOOR The House is not in session on Monday.  On Tuesday the House votes on a number of minor bills and resolutions.  Later in the week the House is expected to appoint conferees for an Iran sanctions bill and vote on a bill to provide full House voting right for the District of

April 13, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill, April 12-16

MONDAY The House was not in session. The Senate met to consider HR 4851 — Short-term extensions of various programs  TUESDAY The House convenes at 2:00 pm to consider some minor bills under suspension of the rules.  Senate Foreign Relations marks up legislation on Peace Corps expansion (S 1382), Torture Victims Relief (S 2839), Water

March 23, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill, March 22-26

On the Senate Floor The Senate is expected to vote Monday on amendments to the FAA reauthorization bill (HR 1586).   Later in the week, the Senate is likely to take up the budget reconciliation (HR 4872) package for a health care overhaul that the House passed on Sunday, March 21, and a bill extending expiring

March 15, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill, March 15-19

The House may take up the Senate-passed health care overhaul (HR 3590) bill this week as part of a two-step strategy to complete the legislation.  The House schedule also includes: a number of lands and government operations bills, including HR 1769, Washington rivers protection; bills to simplify language in government documents; to put Congressional Budget

March 9, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill, March 8-12

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

March 2, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill, March 1-5

The Senate resumes consideration Monday of a bill that would extend several expiring tax provisions and may also extend unemployment and COBRA health care benefits, as well as Medicaid funding.  A relatively light week is planned in the House, with the main floor action being on a bill intended to reduce the use of physical

February 23, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill, Feb 22-26

Last week Congress was in recess for Presidents’ Day District Work Period.  Business was also impeded the week before due to the blizzard that hit Washington DC.  This week brings Congress back to face jobs creation and health care legislation.   MONDAY The Senate laid the way for a vote of the jobs creation bill, which

February 1, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill — February 1-5

The major focus on Capitol Hill is  President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2011, which he is scheduled to release today.  Committees in both the House and the Senate have scheduled hearings on the budget this week. Tuesday:  Senate Armed Services; Senate Budget; and Senate Finance Wednesday:  House Armed Services; House Transportation-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee; House Education

January 25, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill – January 25-29

The Senate votes Monday on a judicial nomination and is expected to continue debate on a measure to increase the federal debt limit, with votes on amendments beginning Tuesday. The House returns Tuesday to consider a number of commemorative resolutions along with a draft bill to provide emergency aid to U.S. survivors of the eqrthquake

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