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House and Senate Cloakroom: May 10 – 14, 2010
Posted By Dan Holler On May 9, 2010 @ 8:00 am In Ongoing Priorities | 3 Comments
House Cloakroom: May 10 – 14
Last week the House passed a bill to authorize $6.6 billion for its cash for caulkers program  reminiscent of last years cash for clunkers program. This week they are taking the spending to a whole new level with an $82.5 billion authorization bill for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Science Foundation, and research programs at the Department of Energy. On top of the spending there are also other concerns including how this duplicates efforts already going on in the federal government and in some cases goes beyond basic research and development. Besides this bill, expect another week full of suspensions with no votes on Monday or Friday.
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Senate Cloakroom: May 10 – 14
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) seems intent on ending debate on Senator Chris Dodd’s (D-CT) financial regulation bill . Reid’s rush to finish the bill, despite having voted on just seven amendments, should concern Americans because significant flaws remain. The President is also set to make news next week by announcing his nominee for the Supreme Court. Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) are rumored to be announcing their global warming plan – notably absent will be Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Major Floor Action
Major Committee Action
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URLs in this post:
 cash for caulkers program: http://www.foundry.org/2010/05/cash-for-caulkers-another-subsidized-clunker/
 HR 5116: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills%26docid=f:h5116ih.txt.pdf
 House Armed Services Committee: http://armedservices.house.gov/
 House Energy and Commerce Committee: http://energycommerce.house.gov/
 oil rig accident: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2010/05/Gulf-Oil-Spill-Washingtons-Response-Should-Not-Preclude-Future-Exploration
 financial regulation bill: http://www.foundry.org/?p=32483
 taxing financial institutions: http://www.foundry.org/?p=24944
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