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House Cloakroom: August 9 – 13

Posted By Dustin Carmack On August 8, 2010 @ 10:00 am In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled



The House adjourned a week ago, but due to a last minute passage of additional bailout funding to states for being unable to manage their own finances, they will come back for another round of spending [2]. On Tuesday, they are set to vote on the Senate amendment to H.R. 1586 [3] that was originally a House FAA authorization bill replaced now with a $26.1 billion bailout that includes $10 billion to teachers’ salaries [4] and $16.1 billion for extension of Federal Medicaid matching rates. The House will take up the measure on Tuesday as well as a privileged resolution from Representative Price (GA-6) pledging that Congress not assemble for a lame-duck session after the election unless emergency action by Congress is needed. After voting on these two measures, the House will likely recess until September 13th.

Major Floor Action:

  • H.R. 1586 [3]– Senate Amendment to Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act

Major Committee Action:

  • No major committee action this week.

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[1] Image: http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/House_of_Representatives-Seal.png

[2] round of spending: https://email.heritage.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.foundry.org/2010/08/05/congress-reaches-new-heights-of-tax-hike-cynicism/%23more-40549

[3] H.R. 1586: https://email.heritage.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills%26docid=f:h1586eas2.txt.pdf

[4] $10 billion to teachers’ salaries: https://email.heritage.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.foundry.org/2010/08/04/forget-your-vacation-come-bail-out-public-education/

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