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  • Cloakroom: July 15 – July 19

    House Cloakroom: July 15 – July 19 Analysis: The House is set to have a busy week dealing with Obamacare, education reform, and defense funding. In the wake of the Obama Administration’s decision to delay implementation of the Obamacare employer mandate for a year, the House will take action on … More

    Cloakroom: June 17 – June 21

    House Cloakroom Analysis: This week, the House will take up its version of the farm bill. Like the Senate bill that has already passed, it is a nearly $1 trillion reauthorization of food stamps and agriculture subsidies. The Heritage Foundation has compiled a list of 20 unjustified programs in the … More

    Cloakroom: Immigration Hits the Senate Floor

    House Cloakroom: June 10 – 14 Analysis: This week, the House will take up its annual authorization of the Department of Defense. This bill will lay out the programs and policies for the department for the 2014 fiscal year that Congress will later fund through the appropriations process. The Heritage … More

    Cloakroom: Appropriations Season

    Analysis: This week, the House will begin taking up the 12 annual appropriations bills that fund the government. Up first will be the bills that fund the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, and military construction. The two bills will be considered under an open rule ensuring … More

    Cloakroom: May 20 – May 24

    House Cloakroom: May 20 – May 24 Analysis: This week, the House will take up the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and student loan rate reform. The Northern Route Approval Act does just what its name suggests—approves the Keystone pipeline. This pipeline will be source of jobs and energy … More

    Cloakroom: Full Repeal Edition

    House Cloakroom: May 13 – May 17 Analysis: This week, the House of Representatives will reaffirm its commitment to repealing Obamacare in its entirety. Obamacare has already restricted hiring, seen one of its coverage provisions fail, and is expanding an ineffective Medicaid program. This law has even drawn criticism from … More

    Cloakroom: Priorities Edition

    House Cloakroom: May 6 – May 10 Analysis: This week, the House is taking up bills to prevent sovereign default and allow families more flexibility in their work schedules. The Full Faith and Credit Act would ensure that as we enter another debt ceiling fight, America will continue to fulfill … More

    Cloakroom: April 22-26

    House Cloakroom: Analysis: This week, the House will bring a bill to the floor to fix one of the many failing parts of Obamacare. Obamacare created a deeply flawed temporary high-risk pool for those with pre-existing conditions to provide insurance coverage while the Obamacare exchanges and Medicaid expansion were set … More

    Cloakroom: Cybersecurity and Guns

    House Cloakroom: April 15 – April 19 Analysis: This week, the House will turn its focus to cybersecurity. It will take up a bill that is intended to promote information sharing between private entities to increase their ability to manage cyber threats. The House passed a related piece of legislation … More

    Cloakroom: Battle of the Budgets, Round 2

    House Cloakroom: March 18 – March 22 Analysis: This week, the Ryan budget that balances in 10 years will move to the floor of the House for debate and a vote. It is expected to pass with Republican support, setting up a stark contrast with the Senate Democrats’ budget. The … More