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The Senate Cloakroom: Oct. 5 – 9
Posted By Dan Holler On October 5, 2009 @ 11:32 am In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled
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 .
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URLs in this post:
 blend two committee health care bills into one: http://www.foundry.org/2009/10/02/the-vapor-bill-%E2%80%93-congress%E2%80%99-secret-plan-to-pass-obamacare-update/
 fill in the blanks: http://www.foundry.org/2009/09/30/boxer-kerry-unveil-their-energy-tax-bill-incomplete-but-still-very-harmful/
 Obama Administration’s investigation into the CIA: http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/wm2602.cfm
 hearing: http://banking.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=23f97300-5b76-483b-9225-aa14a2a82e79
 Iranian threat: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Middleeast/iranbriefingroom.cfm
 hearing: http://foreign.senate.gov/hearings/2009/hrg091006p.html
 confronting al-Qaeda in Afghanistan: http://www.heritage.org/Research/AsiaandthePacific/wm2625.cfm
 hearing: http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=4098
 legality of executive branch czars: http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed092209b.cfm
 hearing: http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=4108
 faith-based perspectives on immigration reform: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Immigration/sr0033.cfm
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