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  • The House and Senate Cloakrooms: Dec. 7 – 11

    The House Cloakroom – Dec. 7 – 11


    The major piece of legislation for the week will be a bill to overhaul the financial regulatory system, which includes creating a Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Heritage analyst David John talks about a better approach here. A bill to extend expiring tax provisions including a tuition tax deduction may come up for a vote as well. Off the hill, the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference is set to begin on Monday with President Obama scheduled to visit the conference on Friday, December 18th. Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO) introduced House Resolution 945 this week expressing concerns with any treaty that would infringe upon our national sovereignty and hurt our economy.

    Major Floor Action:

    • H.R. 4173 The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009
    • Possible bill to extend expiring tax provisions.

    Major Committee Action:

    The Senate Cloakroom – Dec. 7-11


    The Senate will continue work on their version of Obamacare. Many contentious issues lay ahead, including those of abortion, Medicaid cuts, cost, drug importation and the public option. Unfortunately, most of those issues are likely being addressed behind closed doors giving the American people little chance to voice their concerns.

    Major Floor Action:

    • Senators will continue to debate the health care bill (H.R. 3590) and and vote on numerous amendments.

    Major Committee Action:

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    One Response to The House and Senate Cloakrooms: Dec. 7 – 11

    1. Bobbie Jay says:

      Regarding Obamacare, senator reid stated "we watch people suffer everyday!" "We see people suffer everyday!" What thoughtless, clueless people who don't even have it in their heart to help those they see suffering. Who have the time to "watch" the suffering and draw the problem on those that don't see it at all. If we see suffering, we would help, out of the kindness of our hearts. Not infringe those that have no part in it. Reid and the "we" he speaks of are not individually inclined. They are lazy and won't use their individual ability to help so they drag in people that make $100,000 dollars less Reid and the like, stolen income and force the costs onto them. They avoid the problem to call it a crisis. Bias human compassion in this government…KILL THE BILL. The people don't deserve the corruption this bill is FULL OF. This bill is about punishment and compromise of human life.

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