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  • Cloakroom: October 7 – October 11

    House Cloakroom: Analysis: The schedule this week remains unsettled. The House is likely to continue sending targeted funding bills to the Senate. Since President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) shut down the government to protect Obamacare, the House has sent more than a dozen funding bills to … More

    Cloakroom: September 29 – October 5

    House Cloakroom Analysis: On Saturday, the House did its part to take a government shutdown off the table by passing a bill that funded the government while delaying the implementation of Obamacare for one year. This week’s schedule is fluid as the House will wait for the Senate to act … More

    Cloakroom: September 22 - 28

    House Cloakroom: Analysis: This week, the House may consider legislation related to the debt ceiling. It may also take further action on the Continuing Appropriations Resolution of 2014, which may be contingent upon action in the Senate. Major Committee Action: The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold hearing entitled … More

    Cloakroom: September 15 - September 21

    House Cloakroom: Analysis: This week, the House may move its attention to a food stamp bill that would reduce spending by $40 billion by eliminating USDA waivers for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDS). The reduction is far below the $135 billion (over 10 years) cut called for by the House-passed … More

    Cloakroom: September 9 - September 13

    House Cloakroom: Analysis: This week, the House may move its attention to a food stamp bill that would reduce spending by $40 billion by eliminating USDA waivers for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDS). The reduction is far below the $135 billion (over 10 years) cut called for by the House-passed Ryan … More

    Cloakroom: July 29 – August 2

    House Cloakroom: July 29 – August 2 Analysis: This week, the House will be in session for four days before members leave for August recess. The theme for the legislative week will be “Stop Government Abuse.” The House will consider a bill by Representative Todd Young (R-IN) designed to rein … More