May 19, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Administration, Congress, Appropriations, Health Care, Economy, Committee Action, Other News Administration.  On May 15, President Obama spoke at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service.  On May 16, the President met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (KY), Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Correction, Administration, Congress, Appropriations, Economy, Committee Action, Other News, For your information, Quote of the Week Correction.  The April 27th Edition stated that the Senate Agriculture Committee postponed the mark up the 2012 farm bill, which it did but we failed to mention that the Committee approved the bill on … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Administration, Congress, Economy, Health Care, Other News, For Your Amusement Administration.  Late last week, the President issued an Executive Order that seeks to protect military families and veterans from aggressive and deceptive recruiting by higher education institutions (especially for-profit colleges) seeking their military benefits.  The New York Times wrote about … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Administration, Congress, Appropriations, Transportation, Health Care, Committee Action, Other News, Elections Administration.  On Monday, President Obama issued an executive order that will allow U.S. officials for the first time to impose sanctions against foreign nationals found to have used new technologies to help carry out grave human rights abuses (article).  … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Administration, Congress, Economy, Health Care, Budget, Committee Action, Other News, Elections, For Your Information. Administration.  The Obama administration announced it was creating a single agency, the Administration for Community Living, to help keep seniors and people with disabilities in their homes. The new agency will coordinate programs currently run by … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … From the Editors, While We Were Gone, Administration, Congress, Economy, Health Care, Budget, Committee Action, Other News, Elections, For Your Information. From the Editors.  We recently added a new resource section to the website, which provides a variety of resources for our readers.  Please let us know if you would … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Correction, Editor’s Note, Supreme Court/Health Care, Administration, Congress, Transportation, Budget, Committee Action, Other News, Elections, Quote of the Week Correction.  Last week’s Edition stated that the JOBS bill, which had passed the Senate, was on its way to the President for his signature.  However, the chamber amended it so it … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 Edition

Editor’s note: Don’t forget about the glossary on our website, which has a running list of legislative terms.  If you aren’t sure of a terms meaning and its not on the list, email it to us and we will define it in the next edition.  In this week’s edition … Defense, Administration, Congress, Budget, Transportation, … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Administration, Congress, Budget, Health Care, Committee Action, Other News, Elections, For your information Administration.   President Barack Obama appointed Todd Park as the new U.S. Chief Technology Officer (announcement/article).  He also released a “One-Year Progress Report” on the effort to gain energy independence (statement/report/article). Politico asks, “What if W did that?” … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Administration, Congress, Budget, Committee Action, Elections, Other News (Congress), Other News, For Your Radar, Quote of the Week Administration.   On March 6, President Obama held a press conference, during which he discussed Iran, gas prices, two new housing initiatives, among other things.  Congress.  Senate – The Senate continues to debate … Continue reading

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