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    Cloakroom: Taxmageddon Edition

    House Cloakroom: July 30 – August 3 Analysis: This week, the House will take up its bill to avoid Taxmageddon. HR 8 would extend the Bush-era rates for a year and provide for a fast track process to consider tax reform next year. The fiscal cliff represents a real threat … More

    Cloakroom: The House and Senate This Week

    House Cloakroom: July 23 – July 27 Analysis: This week, the House is going to focus on untangling some of the massive amounts of red tape that exist in the federal bureaucracy. The Red Tape Reduction Act is an amalgamation of bills that includes a regulatory freeze during the current … More

    Cloakroom: July 16 – July 20

    House Cloakroom Analysis: This week the House will turn its attention to defense funding. The major bill on the floor this week will be the Defense appropriations bill, which provides the funding for the nation’s military. Additionally, the House will take up a bill to establish strict transparency requirements for … More

    Cloakroom: Full Repeal Edition

    House Cloakroom: July 9 – July 13 Analysis: This week the House will take up full repeal of Obamacare. The Supreme Court allowed the law to stand, placing the responsibility on Congress to repeal this massive government takeover of the health care system. The full repeal vote will take place … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: June 4 – June 8, 2012

    House Cloakroom: June 4 – June 8, 2012 Analysis: This week the House will continue consideration of the Energy and Water Appropriations bill that was brought to the floor last week.  There are expected to be several amendments to decrease the spending in this bill and end loan guarantee programs … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: The Information Revolution Edition

    House Cloakroom: April 23 – April 27, 2012 Analysis: This week the House will take up a proposal to increase internet security.  The bill is based on the idea that the private sector knows best how to defend its networks. As a result, it creates a clear legal avenue for … More

    Cloakroom: Tale of Two Priorities Edition

    House Cloakroom: March 19 – March 23 Analysis: This week marks the second anniversary of the passage of a government takeover of our health care, Obamacare.  Fittingly, this anniversary will coincide with the release of Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) Fiscal 2013 Budget, which places us on a path to reducing … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: March 5 – March 9, 2012

    House Cloakroom: March 5 – March 9 Analysis: This week the House will take up legislation on a variety of issues.  The JOBS Act is a combination of several financial services related bills meant to ease access to capitol and remove barriers to entry for startup companies.  The countervailing duties … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: February 6 – February 10, 2012

    House Cloakroom: February 6 – February 10 Analysis:  This week the House the will consider legislation to sell off civilian property it owns, institute a line-item veto and ban congressional insider trading.  The week will begin with the Civilian Property Realignment Act, which would create a BRAC-like process to determine … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: January 30 – February 3

    House Cloakroom: January 30 – February 3 Analysis: This week will be a busy week on the House floor.  They will begin today by voting to send the FAA reauthorization to conference.  The houses are still working to resolve dispute over a pro-labor ruling recently made by the National Mediation … More