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Posts Tagged ‘cloakroom’

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: September 27 – October 1, 2010

    Posted September 27th, 2010 at 10:00am in Ongoing Priorities 0

    House Cloakroom: September 27 – October 1, 2010 Analysis: The House will be in its final week of action before recessing until after the election. The target adjournment had been October 8th, but with a tough election cycle ahead and holdups on legislation in the Senate, House leaders are pushing to get their members home to [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: September 20 – 24, 2010

    Posted September 20th, 2010 at 3:00pm in Ongoing Priorities 0

    House Cloakroom: September 20 – 24, 2010 Analysis: The House is quickly winding down as the campaign season heats up. Leaders cancelled votes that were to begin on Tuesday evening and Members will now return to Capitol Hill on Wednesday evening. Most of the votes this week will be on bills under suspension of the rules, [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: September 13 – 17, 2010

    Posted September 14th, 2010 at 3:00pm in Ongoing Priorities 0

    House Cloakroom: September 13-17, 2010 Analysis: The House returns from their six week recess with a light schedule this week, heading towards a potential adjournment date of October 1st. House leaders are signaling attempts to get their members home a week earlier than expected in anticipation of Election Day. There are several measures that are expected to [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: August 2 – September 10

    Posted August 2nd, 2010 at 10:00am in Ongoing Priorities 0

    House Cloakroom Analysis: The House will be in recess from Monday, August 2nd, until Monday, September 13th. Senate Cloakroom Analysis: This is the last week the Senate is scheduled to be in Washington before returning home for the August recess. The Senate is scheduled to vote on two domestic issues and then spend only three days debating the nomination of [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: July 26-30, 2010

    Posted July 25th, 2010 at 10:00am in Ongoing Priorities 2

    House Cloakroom: July 26-30, 2010 Analysis: One week remains in the House before members head home for the August recess. There is a variety of legislation that could be coming to the floor, but the main theme of the week will be attempts by the House leadership to pass the FY 2010 War Funding Supplemental to provide [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: July 19-23

    Posted July 19th, 2010 at 10:00am in Ongoing Priorities 1

    House Cloakroom: July 19-23 Analysis: Only two legislative weeks remain until the House adjourns for the August recess on August 2nd – a week earlier than expected. This coming week, the House may consider H.R. 5618, the Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act – legislation which would extend unemployment benefits through November 2010. Without offsetting spending cuts, [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: July 12 – July 16, 2010

    Posted July 12th, 2010 at 8:00am in Ongoing Priorities 2

    House Cloakroom: July 12 – July 16, 2010 Analysis: Coming out of the July 4th recess week, the House will return to action on Tuesday for legislative business and a number of bills under suspension. Overall, it will be a light week with several parks and lands bills as well as setting a federal telework policy and [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: June 28 – July 2, 2010

    Posted June 27th, 2010 at 11:06am in Ongoing Priorities 1

    House Cloakroom: June 28 – July 2, 2010 Analysis: Moving in to the final week before the July 4th recess, the House is expected to take up the War Funding Supplemental, which is an $84.3 billion bill that includes only 39% for actual defense and military construction. The bill was originally scheduled to be marked up in May [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: June 21–25, 2010

    Posted June 19th, 2010 at 10:00am in Ongoing Priorities 1

    House Cloakroom:  June 21–25, 2010 Analysis: This week the House will attempt to pass a handful of bills that have been postponed for weeks now such as the DISCLOSE Act, a legislative response by Democrats to the Supreme Court case Citizens United, which has run into disputes after certain groups negotiated exemption from the measure. Also on [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: June 14 – 18, 2010

    Posted June 12th, 2010 at 10:00am in Ongoing Priorities 1

    House Cloakroom Analysis: A recent Gallup poll shows the mounting debt tops American fears and yet Congress continues to pursue legislation that would deepen the debt crisis. This week the House will move to consider legislation intended to increase the availability of credit to small businesses but with a price tag of $33 billion with no offsets [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: June 7-11, 2010

    Posted June 5th, 2010 at 10:00am in Ongoing Priorities 3

    House Cloakroom: June 7 – 11 Analysis: The House returns from its Congressional recess on Tuesday and will be going over to the White House for the annual Congressional picnic.  The rest of the week is pretty light with mostly suspensions bills on the House floor.  The main bill for the week is a Federal Housing Authority [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: May 24-28, 2010

    Posted May 22nd, 2010 at 2:00pm in Ongoing Priorities 3

    House Cloakroom:  May 17 – 21 House Analysis: The House potentially has a full plate this week as Leadership tries to clear it’s plate before leaving for Memorial Day recess.  For a second week in a row the House failed to pass the Competes Act, which would authorize $48 billion over three years (originally $85.6 billion [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: May 17–21, 2010

    Posted May 15th, 2010 at 12:00pm in Ongoing Priorities 0

    House Cloakroom:  May 17 – 21 House Analysis: Last week Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced the House would not be taking up a budget this year, which would be the first time since the modern budget process was created in 1974 that the House failed to pass a budget. The reason becomes clear when you [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: May 10 – 14, 2010

    Posted May 9th, 2010 at 8:00am in Ongoing Priorities 3

    House Cloakroom:  May 10 – 14 House Analysis: Last week the House passed a bill to authorize $6.6 billion for its cash for caulkers program reminiscent of last years cash for clunkers program.  This week they are taking the spending to a whole new level with an $82.5 billion authorization bill for the National Institute of Standards [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: May 3-7, 2010

    Posted May 2nd, 2010 at 9:00am in Ongoing Priorities 1

    House Cloakroom:  May 3 – 7 While the Senate works on the financial regulatory overhaul bill the only major bill the House will take up during the week will be a home energy efficiency bill commonly referred to as “Cash for Caulkers.” The cash for caulkers bill, not to be confused with last summers [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: April 26-30, 2010

    Posted April 25th, 2010 at 6:18pm in Ongoing Priorities 1

    House Cloakroom: April 26-30 Once again the major issues for the week will be on the Senate side with possible consideration of a financial regulation overhaul bill and the possible introduction of a climate change bill by Senators Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman.  The House will be taking up three smaller measures this week focusing on misspent [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: April 19 – 23

    Posted April 19th, 2010 at 9:59am in Ongoing Priorities 1

    House Cloakroom: April 19 – 23 Analysis:Another light week on the House side is in store as the Senate battles financial regulatory overhaul on the other side of the Capitol.  This week the major bill likely to be brought up is the DC voting rights bill.  Last year the Senate passed a similar version but [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: April 12-16, 2010

    Posted April 11th, 2010 at 9:00am in Ongoing Priorities 0

    House Cloakroom: April 12 – 16 Analysis: After a two week recess the House eases its way back into work with a light week full of suspension bills.  However, if the Senate is able to finish up its work extending provisions such as unemployment insurance, COBRA, and the Doc Fix those items could possibly, though [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: March 22 – 26, 2010

    Posted March 19th, 2010 at 5:00pm in Ongoing Priorities 0

    House Cloakroom: March 22 – 26, 2010 Analysis: House members are staying in town through the weekend as health care continues to hang over everyone’s heads.  The House Rules Committee is tentatively scheduled to meet tomorrow to consider the now infamous “Slaughter rule” which would deem the Senate bill passed [...] More

  • House and Senate Cloakroom: March 15– 21, 2010

    Posted March 14th, 2010 at 10:25am in Ongoing Priorities 10

    House Cloakroom: March 15 – 21, 2010 Analysis: It’s crunch time on health care. The Budget Committee will meet Monday to start marking up a shell of a Reconciliation Bill. The Rules Committee will then meet as early as Wednesday to  hollow out whatever the Budget Committee passed and then insert a new bill from Speaker Nancy [...] More