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The Senate Cloakroom: Sept 28 - Oct. 2
Posted By Landon Zinda On September 25, 2009 @ 5:00 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled
Senate Analysis –
Wednesday marks the end of the fiscal year, which is significant since not a single appropriations bill has been signed into law. Combine funding the government, extending various authorization bills, finishing the markup of the Senator Baucus (D-MT) health reform proposal and introducing a global warming bill, the Senate appears to have “am extremely busy week” ahead.
Major Senate Floor Action –
The Senate plans to spend significant time on the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill, which could be mired in fights over missile defense  funding and the Administration’s strategy in Afghanistan .
To keep the government funded thru the end of October, the Senate is likely to pass a continuing resolution. Interestingly, the measure would hold funding for all government agencies at last year’s level, except for the Legislative Branch.
Major Senate Committee Action –
The Senate Finance Committee will continue its markup of Baucus’ health reform proposal . Several other committee will also weigh in on the health care debate. The Small Business Committee , the Veteran’s Affairs Committee  and the Special Committee on Aging will all hold hearings.
The Senate Banking Committee will hold two hearings on financial regulatory reform . The first will focus on Strengthening and Streamlining Prudential Bank Supervision , and the second will International Cooperation to Modernize Financial Regulation .
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URLs in this post:
 missile defense: http://www.heritage.org/Research/BallisticMissileDefense/wm2624.cfm
 Afghanistan: http://www.heritage.org/Research/AsiaandthePacific/wm2625.cfm
 recent revelations: http://www.heritage.org/Research/HomelandSecurity/bg2294.cfm
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