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    House and Senate Cloakroom: March 1-5, 2010

    The House Cloakroom: March 1 – 5, 2010 Analysis The House will be in for a short week, only taking votes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The fallout from President Obama’s health care summit will continue to take center stage this week as negotiations continue to bring a health care … 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

    House and Senate Cloakroom: February 15 - 19, 2010

    Last week, two blizzards knocked Congress (and the rest of the federal government in Washington, DC) out of commission. The snow kept the House out the entire week preventing them from taking any votes. The Senate was only slightly more productive—confirming Joseph Greenaway to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the … 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 House and Senate Cloakroam: February 1-5, 2010

    The President will release his budget next week, kicking off weeks of hearings and discussions about funding our nation’s priorities. However, the real news will once again be what is happening behind closed doors. Private discussions will continue on yet another stimulus and liberals must try to find a way to move Obamacare, perhaps through the politically poisonous reconciliation process. Even after the President’s State of the Union address, many questions remain. More

    The House and Senate Cloakroam: January 25-29, 2010

    Senate Cloakroom: Jan. 25 – 29 Analysis – As Senators grapple with how to salvage health care reform, they simultaneously want to change their legislative focus to jobs and the economy.  Before they can do that, they have to contend with a record $1.9 trillion debt limit increase.  The debate, … 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 and Senate Cloakrooms: Dec. 14 - 18

    The House Cloakroom by Dan Ziegler Analysis: The House will be busy next week trying to wrap up business for the year before going on break. The main piece of legislation on their plate will be finishing up the last appropriations spending bill, which will be used to tack on … More

    The House and Senate Cloakrooms: Dec. 7 – 11

    The House Cloakroom – Dec. 7 – 11 Analysis: The major piece of legislation for the week will be a bill to overhaul the financial regulatory system, which includes creating a Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Heritage analyst David John talks about a better approach here. A bill to extend expiring … More

    The Senate Cloakroom: Nov. 30 – Dec. 4

    Analysis – Health care will dominate the Senate this week, and probably the entire month of December. Everyone will be watching Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Ben Nelson (D-NE), all three of whom have threatened to prevent the bill from moving to final passage (i.e. they would … More