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

Today on the Hill

The Senate convenes today at 10 a.m. ET to resume consideration of amendments to H.R.1105, the Omnibus Appropriations bill. There are no scheduled roll call votes. The House meets at 9 a.m. for legislative business. Noteworthy Senate Committee Hearings Joint Economic (9:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "The Employment Situation:...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 6, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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GOP Lawmakers Rally Around Steele

By Ben Pershing After several days of distracting and incessant coverage of his tiff with radio host Rush Limbaugh, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has clearly decided to start pushing back. He told The Washington Post that he is "in the business of ticking people off" and reiterated that...

By Ben Pershing  |  March 5, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  2010 Campaign , GOP Leaders  
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Today on the Hill

The Senate convenes at 9:30 a.m. ET to resume consideration of amendments to H.R.1, the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Votes are expected throughout the day. The House meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. They will, in part, resume consideration of H.R. 1106, the Helping Families Save Their Homes...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 5, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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9-11 Relatives Lobby Congress for Memorial Funding

By Dan Eggen Amid all the usual monied interests mobbing Capitol Hill this week in search of federal largesse, several lawmakers met with a decidedly humbler lobbying group: relatives of those who died on United Airlines Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001. A contingent from the Families of Flight 93...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 4, 2009; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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A Warm Welcome for the British PM

By Ben Pershing British Prime Minister Gordon Brown spoke on friendly ground Wednesday, drawing frequent applause from a joint meeting of Congress for calling America "an inspiration to me and to the whole world" and for thanking President Obama "for giving the world renewed hope in itself." But perhaps...

By Ben Pershing  |  March 4, 2009; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Today on the Hill

The Senate convenes at 10:30 a.m. ET to resume consideration of amendments to H.R.1, the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Amendment votes are scheduled throughout the day. The House will meet briefly at 10 a.m., then recess before hearing an address by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to a joint...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 4, 2009; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senate Rejects McCain Earmark Amendment to Omnibus

By Paul Kane The Senate rejected in bipartisan fashion today a proposal by John McCain (R-Ariz.), the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, that would have flattened government spending and gutted almost $7.7 billion worth of narrow spending projects inserted into catch-all funding legislation that will keep federal agencies running through September....

By Paul Volpe  |  March 3, 2009; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
 
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Today on the Hill

The Senate convenes at 10 a.m. ET to resume consideration of amendments of H.R.1105, the omnibus appropriations bill. Votes will begin at 11:45 a.m. The House convenes at 10:30 a.m. Noteworthy Senate Hearings: Senate Foreign Relations (10 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "Iranian Political and Nuclear Realities and U.S. Policy...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 3, 2009; 6:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Snow Forces House to Cancel Votes

By Ben Pershing The federal government may be open for business today, but Congress is changing its plans after the D.C. area got hit with a hefty snowstorm overnight. The House had been scheduled to vote tonight at 6:30 p.m. on several non-controversial bills, as it often does on Monday...

By Ben Pershing  |  March 2, 2009; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Today on the Hill

The House convenes at 12:30 p.m. ET. Legislative Business begins at 2:00 p.m. No recorded votes will be taken until 6:30 p.m. The Senate convenes at 2:00 p.m. H.R.1105, the Omnibus Appropriations bill, will be open for debate and amendments. No roll call votes are scheduled. --Sarah Lovenheim...

By Washington Post editors  |  March 2, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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