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Capitol Briefing: March 29, 2009 - April 4, 2009

Today on the Hill

After two key hearings in the morning, the Hill settles down for a two-week vacation. Noteworthy Senate Hearings Joint Economic (9:30 a.m.): Holds a hearing on "The Employment Situation: March 2009." Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner Keith Hall testifies. 106 Dirksen. Noteworthy House Hearings House Transportation and Infrastructure (10 a.m.):...

By washingtonpost.com  |  April 3, 2009; 7:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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After Recess, a Packed Agenda for Congress

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has set an ambitious agenda for when the House returns from its two-week recess. (AP / Evan Vucci) By Ben Pershing After a month-and-a-half marathon of legislating, Congress is poised to take a much-needed two week break during which members can return to their districts. But...

By Ben Pershing  |  April 2, 2009; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Agenda , House  
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Today on the Hill

The Senate convenes at 10 a.m. ET to resume consideration of S. Con. Res. 13, the concurrent resolution on the budget. Several roll call votes are to begin around 11:30 a.m. The House is in session and meets at 10:00 a.m. ET for legislative business. The House will take up...

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Today on the Hill

The House and Senate are in session today. The Senate convenes at 10 a.m. ET to resume consideration of S.Con.Res. 13, the concurrent resolution on the budget. The House begins morning business at 10 a.m. and will consider H.R. 1664, the executive compensation legislation, and H.Con.Res. 85 on the 2010...

By washingtonpost.com  |  April 1, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lawmakers Propose New Campaign Finance Rules

By Philip Rucker A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation today that would create a voluntary public campaign financing system that would provide federal money to candidates who adhere to strict limits on other sources of campaign cash. Advocates, including "Law & Order" actor Sam Waterston, were in Washington last...

By Web Politics Editor  |  March 31, 2009; 8:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Lowered Expectations in NY-20?

By Ben Pershing Voters are at the polls right now in New York's 20th district, where Democrat Scott Murphy and Republican Jim Tedisco are squaring off in the special election contest to replace appointed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) in the House. Tedisco's campaign, especially in the closing days, has been...

By Ben Pershing  |  March 31, 2009; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Campaign  
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Today on the Hill

The Senate and House are in session today. The Senate convenes at 10 a.m. ET to resume consideration of S.Con.Res. 13, the concurrent budget resolution. The House will meet at 10:30 a.m. to eventually consider Senate amendments to H.R. 1388, the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act. Noteworthy Senate Hearings...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 31, 2009; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rep. Hoekstra to Run for Mich. Governor

By Ben Pershing On the same day President Obama made clear that Michigan's primary industry is on thin ice, Rep. Pete Hoeksta (R) is announcing his candidacy for governor of the beleaguered Wolverine State. "We will rebuild and reinvigorate this state, creating an environment for investment and job creation," Hoekstra...

By Ben Pershing  |  March 30, 2009; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Today on the Hill

The House and Senate are in session today. The House meets at 12:30 p.m. ET. Sixteen bills under suspension are scheduled for consideration. The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m. to begin consideration of the budget resolution reported by the Senate Budget committee. Notable House Committee Hearings: -Select Intelligence Oversight...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  March 30, 2009; 6:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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