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  • House and Senate Cloakroom: June 7-11, 2010

    House Cloakroom: June 7 – 11 Analysis: The House returns from its Congressional recess on Tuesday and will be going over to the White House for the annual Congressional picnic.  The rest of the week is pretty light with mostly suspensions bills on the House floor.  The main bill for … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: May 17–21, 2010

    House Cloakroom:  May 17 – 21 House Analysis: Last week Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced the House would not be taking up a budget this year, which would be the first time since the modern budget process was created in 1974 that the House failed to pass a budget. The … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: May 3-7, 2010

    House Cloakroom:  May 3 – 7 While the Senate works on the financial regulatory overhaul bill the only major bill the House will take up during the week will be a home energy efficiency bill commonly referred to as “Cash for Caulkers.” The cash for caulkers bill, not to be … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: April 19 – 23

    House Cloakroom: April 19 – 23 Analysis: Another light week on the House side is in store as the Senate battles financial regulatory overhaul on the other side of the Capitol.  This week the major bill likely to be brought up is the DC voting rights bill.  Last year the … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: March 22 – 26, 2010

    House Cloakroom: March 22 – 26, 2010 Analysis: House members are staying in town through the weekend as health care continues to hang over everyone’s heads.  The House Rules Committee is tentatively scheduled to meet tomorrow to consider the now infamous “Slaughter rule” which would deem the Senate bill passed … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: March 8 – 12, 2010

    House Cloakroom: March 8 – 12, 2010 Analysis: Again, the question expected to dominate the discussion in Washington will be whether there are enough votes to pass the health care legislation on the House side. In order to move the ball forward it is expected there will be a health … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: February 22-26, 2010

    House Cloakroom: February 22 – 26 Analysis: The House will be back in session this week after two weeks off because of the snow and the scheduled President’s day recess.  The biggest event this week will actually be off the Hill and over at the White House Health Care Summit, an … More

    The House and Senate Cloakroom: February 8 – 12, 2010

    The House passed and sent to the President a $1.9 trillion dollar debt limit increase. More

    The Cloakroom: January 11-15

    The Senate is not expected to return to Washington until Tuesday, January 19th, however, the House will be back in town this week for a short session beginning on Tuesday, January 12th. At this time it is unclear what legislative issues will be taken up. We will update you if … More

    The House Cloakroom: Nov. 16 – 20

    Analysis – With the first half of the health care bill now passed out of the House the Speaker now pivots to the second half of the health care bill commonly referred to as the “doc fix.” The “doc fix” refers to the undoing of the flawed Medicare payment update … More