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The Cloakroom: September 14 – 18
Posted By Conn Carroll On September 13, 2009 @ 10:00 am In Security | Comments Disabled
Senate Analysis –
The Senate will continue their push to complete the four remaining appropriations bills, as the fiscal year nears an end. Senate leadership had hoped by this point health care would be completed and they would be on the verge of passing a cap-and-trade bill. Major policy work on health care, global warming taxation and financial reform will continue in the background for much of September.
Major Senate Floor Action –
Major Senate Committee Action –
House Analysis –
Health care will continue to be a major issue of debate behind the screens as Congress continues to navigate this important issue. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said it will come to the floor “when it’s ready to come” offering little information on when a deal will be struck. Other issues that will continue to draw attention this fall include Financial Regulatory Reform, DOD Authorization Conference Report, Appropriations Conference Reports, and a likely Continuing Resolution.
Major House Floor Action –
H.R. 3246 Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009
H.R. 3221 Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act
Major House Committee Action –
Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee will be holding two hearings  on his bill H.R. 3534 the “Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2009. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will be testifying in front of the committee concerning this legislation. Mark up of this legislation is expected in committee later in the month.
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URLs in this post:
 the Obama Administration’s investigation into the CIA.: http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/wm2602.cfm
 global warming-related: http://www.heritage.org/News/Cap-and-Trade-Global-Warming-Bill.cfm
 “Impact of Greenhouse Gas Trading Program”: http://energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=9f3597e7-a135-e397-f850-b22b300d4b24
 “Economic Effects of Climate Change Legislation”: http://energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=a4f7b925-d042-bf5f-eb29-d21a2d43e485
 Afghanistan: http://www.heritage.org/Research/AsiaandthePacific/wm2607.cfm
 “Three Strategies for Afghanistan”: http://foreign.senate.gov/hearings/2009/hrg090916p.html
 “Threat of Failure in Afghanistan”: http://foreign.senate.gov/hearings/2009/hrg090917a.html
 “Protecting Against Cyber Attacks”: http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=c643f97a-0814-4770-8121-ba20ce4d90db
 two hearings: http://resourcescommittee.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=593&Itemid=27
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