Federal Relations

Week at a Glance


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…


January 19, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill January 19-22

The House returns today, January 19, to consider a number of minor bills and resolutions.  On Wednesday and the rest of the week the House schedule includes a bill to provide tax benefits for contributions to earthquake relief in Haiti, a number of American Indian water resources bills, a bill on domestic nuclear detection and…


January 12, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill January 11-15

The Senate is not in session this week.  They are expected to reconvene for letislative business next week. The House returns for legislative business on Wednesday, 1/13/10.  They are expected to pass HR 2646 which expands the comptroller general’s oversight authority.  They are also expected to table or refer to committee  President Obama’s veto of…


January 4, 2010

This Week on Capitol Hill January 4-8

Both the House and the Senate will meet in a pro forma session on Tuesday, January 5th.  The House will not meet for legislative business until Tuesday, January 12th.  The Senate is not expected to meet for legislative business until Wednesday, January 20th.


December 22, 2009

This Week on Capitol Hall December 21-25

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…


December 14, 2009

This Week on Capitol Hill December 14-18

The Senate is expected to spend the week working through amendments to a health care overhaul bill. Both chambers are also expected to take up a Defense spending bill that will likely serve as a vehicle for several other end-of-year measures. Later in the week, the House will take up bills on community radio, and…


December 7, 2009

This Week on Capitol Hill December 7-11

IN THE HOUSE The House convenes at noon on Monday to consider a number of parks and lands bills. Tuesday and The Balance Of The Week  —  The House convenes at 10 am for legislative business. Members will consider a number of bills under suspension of the rules, including an FAA extension, bills on consumer…



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