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  • The Senate Cloakroom: Nov. 9 – 13

    Analysis –
    With Veterans’ Day on Wednesday, the Senate will have a shorter than normal workweek – Monday and Tuesday. Senators will spend the remainder of the week back home honoring veterans and, presumably, hearing from constituents about health care. The timeline for Senate action on the Reid-Obama health care bill is ever changing, which suggests substantial problems exist. A score from the Congressional Budget Office could come as early as next week.

    Major Floor Action –

    • On Monday, the Senate will vote on the nomination of Andre Davis to be a Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
    • The Senate will likely complete the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill (H.R.3082) on Tuesday, in time for Veterans’ Day.

    Major Committee Action –

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    2 Responses to The Senate Cloakroom: Nov. 9 – 13

    1. Victoria Jock ....Vi says:

      I say….."NO" to this ridiculously difficult Health Bill.

      I say, "modify the Union, so we can get jobs back in the U.S."

      I say, "unless you are ill, you shouldn't get free money from the Government….you should have to do "something" for it."

      I say, "stop paying women for having babies out of wedlock."

      I say, "Parents should be the boss of their children, not the other way around."

      I say, "This country has lost it's mind trying to not offend anyone. When I go to a different Country, I do not expect for that country to cater to my beliefs. I respect theirs. This Country has become so "Polictically Correct" that it is now just plain WRONG.

      As a 61 year old woman, born and raised in Va. I stand amazed at the crumbling of our moral fiber, our disrespect for one's elders, our lack of courage to stand up for what we believe religously. I feel sure the Good Lord that made Heaven and Earth…..wonders why He ever did.

      When I was a kid, I was proud to be an American. I knew what that meant….and so did everyone else. Can anyone give me a defination of an American anymore. Can anyone give me a defination a "ANYTHING" anymore. What are we putting on our Birth Certifcates anymore? SEX:BORN A FEMALE, BUT WILL DIE A MALE.

      Are you kidding me? Cut down on the portion sizes in resturants and charge less. Send the extra food to starving countries. All this free health care will be eaten up by the people that have Obesity related health problems and us folks that eat right and take care of ourselves are going to have to pay for it. This must be the only county in the World where a person gets punished for being a healthy person with work ethic. We get to pay for everyone who isn't!

      What in God's name are we thinking? Are we even thinking?????

      Thank you for letting me spot off.

    2. Freedom of Speech TX says:


      You have got to be kidding me. These people spend us into oblivion and then it's business as usual as they move on to something else? Discuss long term fiscal stability?

      Why waste their time.

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