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  • House and Senate Cloakroom: July 18 – July 22

    House Cloakroom: July 18 – July 22

    Analysis: Next week will be a big week in the House for the fight over the debt ceiling increase. On Tuesday the House will vote on the cut, cap and balance plan that would reduce spending, enact a statutory spending cap and make an increase in the debt ceiling contingent on the passage of a balance budget amendment to the Constitution. On Friday the House will vote on that balance budget amendment. These will be major votes as the administration’s stated August 2nd deadline to raise the debt ceiling approaches. The House is also expected to consider Consumer Financial Protection Reforms, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill and FAA reauthorization.

    Major Floor Action:

    • HR 2560 – Cut, Cap and Balance Act
    • HJ Res 1 – Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States
    • H.R. 2553 – Airport and Airway Extension Act
    • HR 1315 – Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Act
    • HR 2551 – Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill

    Major Committee Action:

    Senate Cloakroom: July 18 – July 22

    Analysis: Next week the Senate will vote the nomination of J. Paul Oetken for a district judgeship in the Southern District of New York. The Senate will then continue consideration of the Military Construction/VA Appropriations bill.

    Major Floor Action:

    Major Committee Action:

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    One Response to House and Senate Cloakroom: July 18 – July 22

    1. Indy says:

      Can anyone at Heritage flush out what is the baseline used to measure "cuts" or are this just reduced future spending increases? This smoke and mirrors game is disgusting. In the end, it's just like all the "emergency" legislation – Patriot Act, TARP, HC, tax cut extension…they will drop it in the midnight bin just before calling a vote and scream emergency, we have to pass this. Both parties are in the wrong which is why I choose to remain unaffiliated.
      Reading KH's blog confirms my hunch, there are no real substantive spending cuts and certainly not in 2012 http://keithhennessey.com/2011/07/17/budget-subst

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