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    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: September 13 - 17, 2010

    House Cloakroom: September 13-17, 2010 Analysis: The House returns from their six week recess with a light schedule this week, heading towards a potential adjournment date of October 1st. House leaders are signaling attempts to get their members home a week earlier than expected in anticipation of Election Day. There … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: August 2 – September 10

    House Cloakroom Analysis: The House will be in recess from Monday, August 2nd, until Monday, September 13th. Senate Cloakroom Analysis: This is the last week the Senate is scheduled to be in Washington before returning home for the August recess. The Senate is scheduled to vote on two domestic issues … 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

    House and Senate Cloakroom: July 12 – July 16, 2010

    House Cloakroom: July 12 – July 16, 2010 Analysis: Coming out of the July 4th recess week, the House will return to action on Tuesday for legislative business and a number of bills under suspension. Overall, it will be a light week with several parks and lands bills as well … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: June 28 – July 2, 2010

    House Cloakroom: June 28 – July 2, 2010 Analysis: Moving in to the final week before the July 4th recess, the House is expected to take up the War Funding Supplemental, which is an $84.3 billion bill that includes only 39% for actual defense and military construction. The bill was originally … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: June 21–25, 2010

    House Cloakroom:  June 21–25, 2010 Analysis: This week the House will attempt to pass a handful of bills that have been postponed for weeks now such as the DISCLOSE Act, a legislative response by Democrats to the Supreme Court case Citizens United, which has run into disputes after certain groups negotiated … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: June 14 – 18, 2010

    House Cloakroom Analysis: A recent Gallup poll shows the mounting debt tops American fears and yet Congress continues to pursue legislation that would deepen the debt crisis. This week the House will move to consider legislation intended to increase the availability of credit to small businesses but with a price … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: June 7-11, 2010

    House Cloakroom: June 7 – 11 Analysis: The House returns from its Congressional recess on Tuesday and will be going over to the White House for the annual Congressional picnic.  The rest of the week is pretty light with mostly suspensions bills on the House floor.  The main bill for … More