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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 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

    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: Going for Broke on Amnesty

    Senate Cloakroom: June 24–28 Analysis: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is looking to make good on his promise to pass an amnesty bill through the Senate before the chamber adjourns for its week-long Fourth of July recess. On Monday at 5:30 p.m., the chamber is expected to vote 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