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Republicans to boycott climate bill markup

BY JULIET EILPERIN High political theater will take place at the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Tuesday, when the panel's Democrats will convene to mark up their climate bill. The seven committee Republicans won't show, denying the majority a quorum. Late Friday night, after the panel's chairman...

By Washington Post Editors  |  October 31, 2009; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Boxer Aims for Tuesday Markup on Climate Bill

By Juliet Eilperin Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) plans to take up climate legislation in her committee Tuesday, according to a senior aide -- if the Republicans don't stand in her way. "It is our intention, as of now, to mark up Tuesday," a senior...

By Juliet Eilperin  |  October 29, 2009; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The Week Ahead: Top Hill Aides Weigh In

Energy is only one of several issues on tap for Congress' last week in town before August recess, but it's still issue No. 1. Republicans will continue to call for more oil drilling and criticize Democrats for not allowing a vote on the issue, while Democrats will push a variety...

By Ben Pershing  |  July 28, 2008; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Week Ahead: Sprint to Summer Break

With the housing relief bill having passed the Senate Saturday and the heavy lifting mostly done for now, Congress will try to dispense with a handful more big-ticket measures before leaving town at the end of this week for the August recess. On tap in the Senate is a massive...

By Ben Pershing  |  July 28, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Week Ahead: Top Hill Aides Weigh In

Is the majority stifling the minority? That seems to be the theme of this week in both the House and Senate, where Republicans are agitating for a chance to get votes on their proposals to open up more domestic territory to oil and gas exploration. Democrats say they have their...

By Ben Pershing  |  July 21, 2008; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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The Week Ahead: Top Hill Aides Weigh In

Since Capitol Briefing first started asking House and Senate leadership aides last month to contribute their thoughts on each week's agenda, their responses have focused almost exclusively on two pressing issues: housing and energy. This week is no different, as the two parties continue squabbling over oil drilling and both...

By Ben Pershing  |  July 14, 2008; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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