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The Cloakroom: Sept. 21 – 25
Posted By Dan Holler On September 21, 2009 @ 9:12 am In Security | Comments Disabled
Senate Analysis –
All eyes will be focused on the Senate Finance Committee, as they begin their markup of Senator Baucus’ health care reform proposal. As the media and American people focus on health care, the Senate will also tackle several additional appropriations measures, which further expand our national debt. Several issues could flare up during those debates, including EPA regulation of greenhouse gases, the investigation into CIA activities and missile defense funding.
Major Senate Floor Action –
Senators are likely to find themselves in a pitched global warming debate when they continue debate on the Interior-Environment appropriations bill. Press reports indicate several Senators may try to prevent the EPA from moving forward with regulations intended to limit greenhouse gases.
The Senate may take up the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill, which could turn into a debate over the Obama Administration’s investigation into the CIA. 
Major Senate Committee Action –
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a marathon markup of Senator Baucus’ health reform proposal. Hundreds of amendments are expected as serious problems  remain with the proposal.
The Judiciary Committee  will hold a hearing on the Patriot Act Reauthorization , which is threatening to highlight a growing disagreement between the President and two powerful Senate Democrats, Russ Feingold (WI) and Patrick Leahy (VT).
The Homeland Security Committee  will be busy this week, holding several key hearings on the H1N1 Flu  and Preparation for Attacks Using Weapons of Mass Destruction .
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URLs in this post:
 the Obama Administration’s investigation into the CIA.: http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/wm2602.cfm
 serious problems: http://www.heritage.org/Research/HealthCare/wm2619.cfm
 Judiciary Committee: http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=4062
 Patriot Act Reauthorization: http://www.heritage.org/Research/HomelandSecurity/bg2294.cfm
 Homeland Security Committee: http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Home
 H1N1 Flu: http://www.heritage.org/Research/HealthCare/bg2315.cfm
 Preparation for Attacks Using Weapons of Mass Destruction: http://www.heritage.org/33-minutes/weapons-of-mass-destruction.htm
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