Federal Relations

Week at a Glance


August 3, 2009

This Week on Capitol Hill, August 3-7

Monday, August 3 The House is in recess until Tuesday, September 8th.   The Senate will reconvene at 2 p.m. to resume consideration of the fiscal 2010 Agriculture appropriations bill (HR 2997). There will be a cloture vote on the substitute amendment to the measure at 5:30 p.m.   Tuesday, August 4 The Senate is…


July 27, 2009

This Week on Capitol Hill, July 27-31

LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS: Monday: ·        The House legislative business begins at 2 p.m.  To be considered, under suspension of the rules, are a number of bills involving veterans’ benefits, flood insurance and housing. ·        The Senate convenes 3 p.m. to consider S 1436, the Energy-Water Spending bill; no roll call votes expected.   Tuesday and Remainder…


July 20, 2009

Week at a Glance on Capitol Hill, July 20-24

The House continues to work its way through fiscal 2010 appropriations bills, with votes on Labor-HHS-Education and Transportation-HUD bills this week. The Senate is expected to spend the week debating its defense authorization bill. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be a Supreme Court…


July 13, 2009

Week at a Glance on Capitol Hill, July 13-17

MONDAY, 7/13 ·    The House convenes 2 p.m. for a pro forma session. ·    The Senate convenes 2 p.m. to consider HR 627 —Credit card regulation.  No roll call votes expected.   TUESDAY, 7/14 ·    The House convenes 12:30 p.m. to consider several issues under suspension of the rules.  One of the issues is  HR…


July 6, 2009

This Week on Capitol Hill, July 6-10

Monday, 7/6 In the Senate: The Senate will resume consideration of a Legislative Branch appropriations bill (HR 2918).  Vote on final passage is expected today. Appropriations subcommittee will mark up draft legislation for FY10 appropriations for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions will mark up draft legislation for Affordable…


June 29, 2009

The Week at a Glance on Capitol Hill June 29-July 3

Congress is in recess this week.  The Senate will reconvene Monday, July 6th and the House will reconvene Tuesday, July 7th.  Next week the Senate Appropriations (Full) Committee will mark up the FY2010 Agriculture  and Military Construction appropriations.   The full committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions will continue its markup on Health Care Overhaul….


June 22, 2009

Week at a Glance: June 22-26

Source: CQ Today Print Edition Monday The House is not in session. The Senate will consider S 1023, Promoting U.S. tourism Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions marks up draft health care legislation Tuesday IN THE HOUSE The House will consider (among other legislation): HR 762            Patent number validation HR 1945          Tule River…


June 15, 2009

This Week on Capitol Hill, June 15-19

Monday, June 15 ·         Senate reconvenes at 1:45pm.  No roll call votes. ·         House reconvenes at 2:00 pm to take up measures under suspension of the rules.   Tuesday, June 16 In the Senate: Senate will be in session. ·         Appropriations Subcommittees hearings for Fiscal Year 2010 on Defense; Energy and Water; Financial Services and…


June 8, 2009

Week at a Glance June 8-12

Monday, June 8th ·        Senate resumes consideration of HR 1256, Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.  A cloture vote on a substitute amendment to the bill is expected.  ·        The House will take up several measures under suspension of the rules. HR 1736 — International Science and Technology Cooperation    Act of 2009 HR 1709 — STEM…


June 1, 2009

Week at a Glance on Capitol Hill June 1-5

Congress returns this week for a four-week stretch in which Democratic leaders hope for quick progress toward writing the 12 regular appropriations bills and plan to push ahead on sweeping global warming and health care legislation. Monday, June 1 Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. and will begin consideration of the motion to proceed to a…



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