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    House and Senate Cloakroom: May 24-28, 2010

    House Cloakroom:  May 17 – 21 House Analysis: The House potentially has a full plate this week as Leadership tries to clear it’s plate before leaving for Memorial Day recess.  For a second week in a row the House failed to pass the Competes Act, which would authorize $48 billion … 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 10 – 14, 2010

    House Cloakroom:  May 10 – 14 House Analysis: Last week the House passed a bill to authorize $6.6 billion for its cash for caulkers program reminiscent of last years cash for clunkers program.  This week they are taking the spending to a whole new level with an $82.5 billion authorization bill … 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 26-30, 2010

    House Cloakroom: April 26-30 Once again the major issues for the week will be on the Senate side with possible consideration of a financial regulation overhaul bill and the possible introduction of a climate change bill by Senators Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman.  The House will be taking up three smaller … 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: April 12-16, 2010

    House Cloakroom: April 12 – 16 Analysis: After a two week recess the House eases its way back into work with a light week full of suspension bills.  However, if the Senate is able to finish up its work extending provisions such as unemployment insurance, COBRA, and the Doc Fix … 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 15– 21, 2010

    House Cloakroom: March 15 – 21, 2010 Analysis: It’s crunch time on health care. The Budget Committee will meet Monday to start marking up a shell of a Reconciliation Bill. The Rules Committee will then meet as early as Wednesday to  hollow out whatever the Budget Committee passed and then … 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