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  • The Senate Cloakroom: Oct. 5 – 9

    Senate Analysis –
    This week, the Senate will try complete several more over-due appropriations bills. The Senate Finance Committee is expected to formally vote its health care bill out of committee. However, the real work will be going on behind the scenes as Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and members of the Obama Administration continue their efforts to blend two committee health care bills into one, cumbersome monstrosity. Similarly, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will be working behind closed doors to fill in the blanks of their recently introduced cap-and-trade energy tax bill.

    Major Senate Floor Action –
    The Senate will complete its work on the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill.
    After a significant delay, the Senate will 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 Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on minimizing the Iranian threat via sanctions.
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on confronting al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.
    A Senate Judiciary Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the legality of executive branch czars.
    Another Senate Judiciary Subcommittee will hold a hearing on faith-based perspectives on immigration reform.

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    3 Responses to The Senate Cloakroom: Oct. 5 – 9

    1. Sue Tipping says:

      I can fix the above in a few sentences:

      Fight the war in Afghanistan to win or get the hell out. Send the necessary troups or get the hell out.

      Czars? Vet them!! If we find them as far left radicals – get the hell out!

      Faith-based persepectives – get the hell out of religion.

      Immigration – Either you are here legally or get the hell out.

      Iran – Sanctions, smanctions. Don't any of you realize this is all biblical and you best stand with Israel. I realize this is not politically correct, but do it anyway because I said so!

    2. Freedomof Speech TX says:

      After the CIA political "purge" is completed; I sincerely hope the self-righteous left-wing attack dogs will act as seriously about investigating and prosecuting ANYONE who was involved, no matter their position or title, in illegal activites with ACORN – "wherever it leads".

      Fat chance. Congressional Leaders will not even investigate "possible" illegal activities of sitting congress persons or senators.

    3. Bobbie Jay says:

      A successful government is one that knows it's line of duty and doesn't cross the line. This government is a disgraceful failure! Whoever supports Obama's government is just as deceitful and ugly.

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