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Capitol Briefing: March 8, 2009 - March 14, 2009

Gillibrand Helps House Candidate -- and Herself

By Ben Pershing New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) is wading into the special election race to fill her vacant House seat, cutting an ad for her potential successor and possibly boosting her own political stock in the process. Gov. David Paterson (D) sparked controversy in the Empire State by...

By Ben Pershing  |  March 13, 2009; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2010 Campaign  
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Today on the Hill

Neither chamber is in session today. Have a good weekend!...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 12, 2009; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pelosi: Another Stimulus Not 'in the Cards' Right Now

By Ben Pershing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) cast serious doubt today on the idea that Congress might tackle another stimulus package anytime soon, saying she prefers to wait and see whether the first stimulus measure works first. "I don't think you ever close the door to being prepared for whatever...

By Ben Pershing  |  March 12, 2009; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Dem. Leaders , House , Purse Strings  
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Today on the Hill

The House is in session and meets at 10 a.m. ET for legislative business. Of note, the House will debate the Water Quality Investment Act of 2009 and its ten amendments.The Senate convenes at 11 a.m. and will resume consideration of the nominations of David Ogden as deputy attorney general...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 12, 2009; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Should All Senators Be Elected?

By Ben Pershing Four months after a presidential election that prompted the appointment of four new Senators and a host of related controversies, two congressional committees gathered this morning to mull whether the Constitution should be amended to prevent history from repeating itself. In a rare joint session, the Constitution...

By Ben Pershing  |  March 11, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Blagojevich , House , Senate  
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Today on the Hill

The Senate convenes at 11 a.m. ET and will eventually move to an executive session to consider the nomination of Peter Ogden to be deputy attorney general. The House is in session meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Seven bills, including the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009,...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 11, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today on the Hill

The House and Senate are in session today. There will be a cloture vote in the Senate on H.R. 1105, the omnibus spending bill. The house will meet at 10:30 a..m ET for morning debate and again at noon ET for legislative business. Noteworthy Senate Hearings Senate (Select) Intelligence (2:30...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 10, 2009; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Today on the Hill

The House meets at 12:30 p.m. ET. The House addresses legislative business at 2:00 p.m. All votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. The Senate convenes at 2:00 p.m. to resume consideration of H.R.1105, the omnibus appropriations bill. Roll call votes are expected around 5:30 p.m. Noteworthy Senate Committee Hearings...

By Washington Post editors  |  March 9, 2009; 6:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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