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  • House and Senate Cloakroom: June 27 – July 1

    House Cloakroom: June 27 – July 1

    The House will be in recess.

    Senate Cloakroom: June 27 – July 1

    Analysis: The Senate will convene Monday at 2:00pm; however, there will be no votes that day. On Tuesday This week, the Senate will begin debate on 3 more judicial nominations, James Michael Cole of the District of Columbia to be Deputy Attorney General, Virginia A. Seitz of the District of Columbia to be Assistant Attorney General and Lisa O. Monaco of the District of Columbia to be Assistant Attorney General.  The votes on these nominations will take place at noon. From there the Senate will move to then consider amendments to the Presidential Appointments Efficiency and Streamlining Act.  Numerous amendments have been offered including one by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) regarding loans to the International Monetary Fund.  Once all the amendments have been considered and the underlying bill is voted on, The Senate will immediately move to the also consider the Expedited Consideration of Nominations Resolution which would expedite the confirmation process for an additional group of presidential nominees, which could make it easier for President Obama to appoint unelected Czars.

    Major Floor Action:

    • S. 679 – The Presidential Appointments Efficiency and Streamlining Act
    • S. Res. 116 – Expedited Consideration of Nominations Resolution

    Major Committee Action:

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    3 Responses to House and Senate Cloakroom: June 27 – July 1

    1. George Colgrove, VA says:

      GOP takes a break while no budget is approved. Democrats discuss no-cost power-grabbing bills. Reckless. Because nothing has been done today we will go into debt another $4 billion.

      Because of the inept federal government, this is what we lost just today for all you war mongers:

      13 F-22 Jets @ $300M each hardware & operational

      1 submarine @ $3B

      Almost an Aircraft Carrier @ $5B

      2 Destroyers @ $2B each

      5 Frigates @ $750M each

      13 Cutters @ $300M each

      40 Fast Attack Crafts @ 100M each

      20 Auxiliaries @$200M each

      2 Missle Defense Systems @ $1.5B each

      500 Abrams tanks @ $7.5M each

      And almost one makeover at the Pentagon @4.5B!

      Any one of these – just today. Seven of these – just this week. Real enough?

      • Steve S. says:

        Where'd you get your numbers, George? The last 4 F-22's have been on the final production floor for months now. Will we spend the same next week on the same things? Or are some of these at least, to replace old worn out (20 years of wartime ops tempo) hardware. We have the oldest military hardware across the board since WWII. Are you claiming that we don't need an effective military? If not, what's YOUR plan?
        The following quote is from the news:
        "the army says taxpayers could save $1.3 billion in the defense spending bill for fiscal year 2012 if lawmakers agreed to temporarily shutter the nation's only tank production facility in Lima, Ohio, for at least three years, starting in 2013.
        But a bipartisan group of lawmakers, under pressure from the tank's producer, general dynamics land systems, says the military has it all wrong." So who's the warmonger in this situation, and what are your thoughts on the situation?

    2. Dee says:

      Well now since all is off on vacation except Obama now he will see what can be done and what orders he can give while alone and no one to stop him………………..

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