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Capitol Briefing: February 1, 2009 - February 7, 2009

Stimulus Expected to Clear Senate Tuesday

By Shailagh Murray Senate Democratic leaders announced today a procedural vote at 5:30 p.m. Monday to clear a path to passing the economic stimulus bill. Assuming 60 senators vote yes in that vote, a final Senate vote on the package will be held at noon Tuesday, the lawmakers said. After...

By Paul Volpe  |  February 7, 2009; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Boehner Charges Obama Trying to Politicize the Census

By Steve Vogel House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) objected today to an Obama administration plan to have the Census Bureau work closely with the White House, charging that the move is an attempt to politicize the 2010 census that will determine redistricting of congressional seats. Under the plan,...

By Eric Pianin  |  February 6, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Today on the Hill

The Senate meets today at 10:00 a.m. to continue consideration of the economic stimulus bill, or better known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The House is not in session until Monday. Noteworthy Hearings The Senate Intelligence Committee meets at 10 a.m. today to continue its second day of...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 6, 2009; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Today on the Hill

The House is not in session. The Senate will continue consideration of H.R.1, the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Senate is also full of committee hearings. Among the most noteworthy are two regarding Obama Cabinet nominations: a vote on Rep. Hilda Solis to lead the Labor department and a...

By Washington Post editors  |  February 4, 2009; 9:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Today on the Hill

The Senate convenes at 10:30 a.m. ET to resume consideration of H.R.1, the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Roll call votes are expected in the afternoon. The House meets at 10 a.m. to address legislative business. Noteworthy Senate Hearing Banking -- On "Modernizing the U.S. Financial Regulatory System" at 3...

By Washington Post editors  |  February 4, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Meet the Next Senator From New Hampshire

By Ben Pershing New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch (D) announced this afternoon that he would appoint J. Bonnie Newman (R), a veteran of both politics and academia, to fill the seat of Sen. Judd Gregg (R), who will leave the chamber when and if he is confirmed as President Obama's...

By Ben Pershing  |  February 3, 2009; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Hagel To Teach at Georgetown

Former senator Chuck Hagel, who was often mentioned as a possibility for the Obama Cabinet, will begin teaching classes in U.S. foreign policy in the fall. By Philip Rucker Former senator Chuck Hagel will become a professor at Georgetown University, where he will teach courses on U.S. foreign policy,...

By Paul Volpe  |  February 3, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Old Daschle Ad Haunts HHS Nominee

By Paul Kane With his nomination as health secretary under fire for failing to report almost $340,000 in income, Thomas A. Daschle got a reminder today from Republicans about his previous image as a South Dakota congressman. An e-mail from the National Republican Senatorial Committee came with a simple phrase...

By Paul Volpe  |  February 3, 2009; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Today on the Hill

The Senate convenes at 10:00 a.m. to resume consideration of H.R.1, the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Senate will recess at 12:30 p.m. for weekly party conferences and will re-convene at 2:15 p.m. Roll call votes are expected throughout Tuesday's session. The House convenes at 12:30 p.m. for morning...

By Washington Post editors  |  February 3, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Today on the Hill

The Senate convenes at 2:00 p.m. today to debate HR 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The House version of the bill passed on Wed. Jan. 28, 244-188. At 3:15, the Senate will move into debate over the nomination of Eric Holder to be Attorney General. The House has...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 2, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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