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  • House and Senate Cloakroom: January 30 - February 5, 2011

    Analysis provided by Heritage Action for America

    House Cloakroom: January 30 – February 5, 2011

    Next week the House will not be in session in order for Members to spend the week working in their respective districts.

    Senate Cloakroom: January 30 – February 5, 2011

    Analysis

    The Senate wrapped up last Thursday after a week that was largely spent on changing procedural rules of the Senate (the other vote taken last week was to honor the victims and first responders involved in the Tucson shooting tragedy). Senator Reid indicated the Senate may move to consider the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Reauthorization Bill, legislation he tried unsuccessfully to pass through the Senate last year. He stated on the Senate Floor last week that this is the “time for a good old-fashioned Senate debate”, something that will really help the American people when discussing future consideration of the FAA Reauthorization Bill.

    Major Floor Action

    • S. 223: FAA Reauthorization Bill

    Major Committee Action

    • The Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to discuss the economic outlook of the country over the next ten years.
    • The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing titled, Iraq, The Challenging Transition to a Civilian Mission on Tuesday.

    Also on Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on foreclosure medication programs.

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    5 Responses to House and Senate Cloakroom: January 30 - February 5, 2011

    1. Al says:

      Love you stuff, Do you guys know that it is 2011?

    2. Corky, Howey in the says:

      If Harry Reid is involved you can bet he is up to something. Maybe he'll slip something, like a way to bring dowwn the US CONSTITUTION, into the FAA BILL…..Just sayin

    3. O_Henry says:

      Note even the topics of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and Budget offer incentive to conservatives no matter the direction they take on issues. Mr. Clinton "faded" right in his mid term elections by putting away Hillary Care and several other odious topics and painted himself as a moderate (he did fool some of the people all of the time). The same news that is good for conservatives and bad for liberals regards the fact that "out of sight, out of mind" games cannot be played with the "legacy legislation" of the Obama Administration. The very things the Tea Party and the Republicans want to repeal are the very things Mr. Obama and his administration seek to perpetuate (the various house and senate committees' deliberations only highlight the rifts). Therefore, the irritation, gridlock, and defining issues will still be "fresh" and in flux in 2012 and the citizenry of the USA very well may continue the change of government by voting into office a president that will listen to them.

    4. Leon Lundquist, Dura says:

      It strikes me somewhat prophetic when I listed the HEART Part of the Progressive Agenda. It was, Health, Energy, Agriculture, Representation and Transportation, HEART. What do you know? Democrats put out Omnibus Bills, crazy irresponsible spending with the 'unintended' consequences of doing the exact opposite of what they say. Now, as the FAA continues to wreck the Airline Industry, how appropriate for Harry Ried to bring it back. Sure! We need to reform government! Get rid of the FAA entirely (and TSA too), but no, that isn't what they mean. They want all power over everything including the Fines, Fees and Penalties that come from thousands of onerous Regulations. I admit, I haven't read the Bill. If the Democrats are pushing it, I hate it already.

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