Archive for 2010

Reporters On The Floor

Most lawmakers probably have no idea that the rules of the House of Representatives allow for certain reporters to have a seat on the House floor.  Republicans want to expand that access even more….

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The 111th Ends

The 111th Congress finally came to an end on Wednesday, as lawmakers pushed through a 9/11 health aid bill and a major arms reduction treaty, as the Lame Duck Congress was anything but lame in the last two weeks….

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Glass Half Empty

While President Obama and his advisers can certainly take heart in their party’s legislative victories in the Lame Duck session, there were some items that remained out of his reach in 2010….

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The Missing 168

168 members of the U.S. House failed to make the last vote of the year on Wednesday, dealing with health aid for first responders at Ground Zero after the Nine Eleven attacks….

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9/11 Health Deal

Key lawmakers in Congress have reached agreement on plans to deliver aid to first responders on 9/11 who have faced crippling illnesses from their work at Ground Zero….

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House Members MIA

63 members of the U.S. House – two dozen of them Lame Ducks – seemingly decided to take the final hours of the Congressional session off, as they missed all seven votes on Tuesday….

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Not So Lame Duck

For all the griping and complaining that Democrats have done in recent weeks, they will be able to look back on this Lame Duck session of Congress and see a series of significant actions….

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US House Absentees

A lot of members of the House have been missing in action in these final days of the Congressional session….

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Congressional Reapportionment

This is a big day for the Congress, as the results of the Census being released today will determine which states gain seats in the U.S. House and which states lose….

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Congressional Xmas Rush

All the pieces are in place for the Congress to make its usual mad dash for adjournment over the next few days, as lawmakers get ready to approve a short term budget and more….

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