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Capitol Briefing: January 25, 2009 - January 31, 2009

Today on the Hill

It's a quiet Friday on the Hill. No votes are scheduled in the House or Senate. In case you missed last night's congressional headlines, the Senate voted 66-32 to renew the State Children's Health Insurance Program bill, more commonly known as SCHIP and for the second time this week unanimously...

By Washington Post editors  |  January 30, 2009; 6:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Today on the Hill

The Senate convenes at 9:30 a.m. and resumes consideration of the Children Health Insurance Program reauthorization (H.R. 2). The Senate is expected to vote on the bill today. The Senate also may vote as early as today on the nomination of Eric Holder as attorney general. The Senate Judiciary Committee...

By Washington Post editors  |  January 29, 2009; 6:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Today on the Hill

Updated, 7:30 a.m. The House meets at 10 a.m. and will consider the $825 billion economic stimulus package. A vote on the plan is expected by nightfall. The Senate convenes at 10 a.m. and will resume consideration of H.R. 2, the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization. Votes on amendments to...

By Washington Post editors  |  January 28, 2009; 7:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Today on the Hill

Updated, 8 a.m. The House convenes at 10:30 a.m. and takes up legislative business at noon. The House is expected to consider S. 181, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The House will also begin general debate on the economic stimulus package (H.R. 1). The Senate will convene at 10...

By Washington Post editors  |  January 27, 2009; 6:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Follow the Leaders

Pelosi Talks Taxes In a conference call on the economic stimulus package, which the House is expected to vote on tomorrow, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to questions about the cost of the legislation, priced at $825 billion. Issues, like food stamps and unemployment insurance, which affect so many people...

By Washington Post editors  |  January 27, 2009; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Today on the Hill

The House meets at 12:30 p.m. with recorded votes postponed until 6:30 p.m. The House will consider under suspension of the rules two resolutions: H. Res. 31, designating January 28 as National Data Privacy Day and a measure honoring the heroic actions of the pilots, crew and passengers of U.S....

By Washington Post editors  |  January 26, 2009; 6:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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