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The Cloakroom: September 8 - 13
Posted By Conn Carroll On September 6, 2009 @ 11:00 am In Economics | Comments Disabled
Senate Analysis –
Returning from their five-week summer vacation, Senators face an ambitious agenda that includes liberal health care reform, a cap-and-tax energy policy, financial regulatory overhaul, a new strategy in Afghanistan and, of course, appropriations. Some insiders have even mentioned comprehensive immigration and some variation of so-called “card check.” So it is telling that the very first bill the Senate takes up next week will be the twice-defeated Tourism Promotion Act, which would tax certain foreign visitors to the US. It appears that the vast, ambitious liberal agenda is on the verge of collapse and election year politics are in full swing.
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House Analysis –
Returning from their five-week summer vacation, House Members have to contend with an unpopular liberal health care reform and a very complicated overhaul of the financial system. A large segment of the Democrat’s membership may also express hesitation or outright rejection of a new, more aggressive strategy in Afghanistan. Despite the all the work to be done, Speaker Pelosi has not laid out a clear path forward, indicating the liberal agenda may be on the verge of collapse after an intense August.
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URLs in this post:
 Tourism Promotion Act of 2009.: http://www.heritage.org/research/homelandsecurity/wm2575.cfm
 investigation into the CIA.: http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/wm2602.cfm
 Cass Sunstein: http://www.foundry.org/2009/02/20/whither-cost-benefit-analysis/
 carbon offset programs won’t offset farmers’ lost income.: http://www.foundry.org/2009/06/22/carbon-offset-program-won%25e2%2580%2599t-offset-farmers%25e2%2580%2599-lost-income-from-cap-and-trade/
 mortgage refinancing and modification.: http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/bg2242.cfm
 Patriot Act reauthorization.: http://www.heritage.org/Research/HomelandSecurity/bg2294.cfm
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