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  • House and Senate Cloakroom: September 26–September 30, 2011

    House Cloakroom: September 26 – September 30

    Analysis: The House was scheduled to be in recess this week.  However, given the fight over the Continuing Resolution they may have to return at the beginning of the week to vote on an amended CR from the Senate.

    Major Floor Action:

    • HR 2608 – Continuing Appropriations Act

    Senate Cloakroom:  September 26 – September 30

    Analysis: The Senate was also scheduled to be in recess this week, but will return to continue work on the Continuing Resolution.  The Senate will vote to take up the Continuing Resolution, as amended by Senator Reid (D-NV), late Monday afternoon.  Senator Reid removed the offsets for disaster funding which were placed in the bill by the House.

    Major Floor Action:

    • HR 2608 – Continuing Appropriations Act
    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    One Response to House and Senate Cloakroom: September 26–September 30, 2011

    1. Janalise says:

      I reside in California and consider our family to be fortunate because my husband is employed and we continue to pay our bills. My neighbor's husband works for the U.S. Government and recently learned that he will receive a big cash award. He and a group of people receiviing bonuses will be flown to Washington for a big party/ceremony. This government employee earns six figues a year, gets more vacation than my husband, will have a pension, and gets most of his insurance paid by the taxpayers. Why does he need a bonus and a free vacation in Washingon? With more than 10% of the population unemployed, why is the government giving bonuses and having parties? Maybe Congress needs to start looking at some of these high level government employees who approve this type of extravangence.

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