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  • House and Senate Cloakroom: May 9-13, 2011

    House Cloakroom: May 9 – May 13 Analysis: Congress will return to Washington Tuesday and begin legislative business at 2:00 pm. Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act (which seeks to amend the outer continental shelf lands) leads off with “Assessing Progress in Haiti Act” on deck soon … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: April 11th-April 15th

    House Cloakroom: Analysis: After a wild week resulting in a last minute deal on a continuing resolution (CR) that finishes the fiscal year, the House returns under a one week funding bridge to allow full action on a complete package by the end of this week. Much of the agreement … More

    The House and Senate Cloakroom: March 28 – April 1

    Analysis provided by Heritage Action for America. House Analysis: The House returns this week after a one week district work period to consider a variety of legislation. On Tuesday evening, the body will consider two pieces of legislation, the Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011 as well as the … More

    House and Senate Analysis: March 13-19, 2011

    Analysis provided by Heritage Action. House Analysis: March 13-19, 2011 With the current short CR is set to expire on Friday, March 18th the House will be focused on yet another short term extension.  The plan put forward by Republican leadership cuts an additional $6 billion dollars over three weeks, but again … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: February 28 - March 4, 2011

    House Cloakroom Analysis: The House returns next week from the Presidents’ Day recess to tackle a shortened two week Continuing Resolution (CR) package unveiled on Friday that includes more than $4 billion in spending cuts. HR 1, passed in the House on February 12th, cut spending by $61 billion for … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: January 24-28, 2011

    Analysis provided by Heritage Action for America House Cloakroom Report: January 24-28 Analysis: After a week in the House that saw Obamacare repealed, the House will move in to a week heavily focused on spending, further organization of committees, and a slew of hearings on healthcare, the economy, stalled trade … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: November 14-20, 2010

    House Cloakroom: November 14-20, 2010 Analysis: The House returns back to Washington for a lame-duck session after a historical midterm election. The actual legislative calendar for the week remains to be seen, but it will more than likely be light as the new members of the 112th Congress will be … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: September 20 - 24, 2010

    House Cloakroom: September 20 – 24, 2010 Analysis: The House is quickly winding down as the campaign season heats up. Leaders cancelled votes that were to begin on Tuesday evening and Members will now return to Capitol Hill on Wednesday evening. Most of the votes this week will be on … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: July 26-30, 2010

    House Cloakroom: July 26-30, 2010 Analysis: One week remains in the House before members head home for the August recess. There is a variety of legislation that could be coming to the floor, but the main theme of the week will be attempts by the House leadership to pass the … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: July 19-23

    House Cloakroom: July 19-23 Analysis: Only two legislative weeks remain until the House adjourns for the August recess on August 2nd – a week earlier than expected. This coming week, the House may consider H.R. 5618, the Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act – legislation which would extend unemployment benefits … More