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Cloakroom: The Senate This Week
Posted By Josh Robbins On January 27, 2013 @ 2:00 pm In Ongoing Priorities | No Comments
Senate Cloakroom: January 28 – February 1
Analysis: This week, the Senate will take up the House-passed Sandy relief bill and hold a confirmation vote on Senator John Kerry (D-MA) for the office of Secretary of State. The Sandy bill is expected the pass the Senate, although there will be a vote on an amendment introduced by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) to offset the spending in the bill. As we have mentioned here before, the relief package is full of questionable spending and comes with a price tag  of more than $50 billion. It is also possible that the Senate will take up and pass the three-month debt ceiling suspension that passed that House last week. The bill would also force the passage of a budget by withholding congressional pay.
Major Floor Action:
Major Committee Action:
The House of Representatives is not is session this week.
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 price tag: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/01/15/sandy-relief-final-vote-on-pork-package-set-to-go/
 HR 152: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.113hr152
 HR 325: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.113hr325
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