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This week in Congress…The Line up……

From the Hill…….

Monday, May 24

— The House Rules Committee is scheduled to pick up the tax extenders bill. House floor action could begin as early as Tuesday, and the Senate would take up the bill after that.

— At 3 p.m. the Senate will proceed to H.R. 4899, the $58.8 billion Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act.

— At 5:30 p.m. the Senate will vote on two Republican motions to instruct conferees in advance of bicameral talks on Wall Street reform. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) hopes to finish the supplemental spending bill early next week and then move on to a package of expiring tax provisions expected to cost nearly $200 billion. Reid said both items need to pass the Senate by Memorial Day.

— The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan holds a hearing at 9:30 a.m. in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on preventing contract fraud and waste.

Tuesday, May 25

— The Senate Armed Services Committee begins marking up its version of the fiscal year 2011 Defense authorization bill. House authorizers last weekapproved hundreds of millions of dollars in spending the White House and Pentagon say is unnecessary and unaffordable, setting up what could be a protracted standoff.

— The Joint Economic Committee meets at 10:30 a.m. for a hearing on the recession’s impact on young workers.

— The Senate Energy and Natural Resources and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees hold hearings on issues related to the Gulf oil spill at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.

— Obama will be in California for a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in San Francisco. Obama headlined three fundraisers for Boxer in Los Angeles on April 19.

— Only one primary tonight after last week’s madness. In Idaho, several Republicans are fighting for the right to face Rep. Walter Minnick (D-Idaho), who’s a top GOP target. This race has seen some interesting dynamics. The favored Republican candidate, Vaughn Ward, has seen his momentum slowed after several campaign errors while Minnick is the only Democrat endorsed by the Tea Party.

Wednesday, May 26

— The House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the Gulf oil spill at 10 a.m. (A second is scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m.)

— The Senate Health, Education, and Pensions (HELP) Committee meets at 10 a.m. to mark up Rosa’s Law, Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s (D-Md.) bill to eliminate the use of the word “retarded” in federal law.

Thursday, May 27

— The House is expected to take up the 2011 defense authorization bill.

— The House Judiciary Committee meets at 10 a.m. for a hearing on legal liability issues and the Gulf spill.

— Obama also welcomes the NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion Duke Blue Devils to the White House.

— Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) will be signing copies of his memoirTeaching the Pig to Dance: A Memoir of Growing Up and Second Chances at the Barnes and Noble at Tyson’s Corner.

More……..…. Non-Congressional functions have been omitted…..Except for the Duke shout out………Check the link for the FULL list…


May 24, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | ,

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