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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 business and then re-convenes at 2 p.m. to consider legislation. There will be no votes until 6:30 p.m. Key committee hearings are highlighted below.

House Rules : Meets at 5 p.m. to consider a resolution that would require consideration of the Senate amendment to the "Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009."

House Agriculture: At 2 p.m., on "Promoting Bank Liquidity and Lending Through Deposit Insurance, Hope for Homeowners, and other Enhancements."

--Sarah Lovenheim

By Washington Post editors  |  February 3, 2009; 6:30 AM ET
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I would like to encourage Congress to increase funding for fighting global poverty. The Borgen Project ( has some great facts and ideas to help global poverty.
$30 billion to eliminate global poverty.
$522 billion on the U.S. defense budget.
There are 800 million people that go to sleep hungry every day, 300 million are children.

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