February 24, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Congress, Administration, Supreme Court, Budget, Other News, Elections Congress.  On February 17, the House and Senate passed the conference report (text/summary) regarding the payroll tax deal (article), which was subsequently signed into law (see Administration below).  In last week’s Edition, the cost of the legislation was estimated at $100 billion; … Continue reading

February 17, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Administration, Congress, Committee Action, Other News, Elections, For Your Information Administration.  On February 13, the President released his $3.8 trillion Fiscal Year 2013 budget (see Feb 3 Edition for background on budget process).  While it is doubtful that Congress will pass a budget, here are some highlights (mostly supplied by … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Administration, Congress, Transportation, Budget, Judiciary, Health Care, Committee Action, Elections, Other News Administration.  On February 7, President Obama unveiled a plan to invest $100 million to help train 100,000 new educators over the next decade (announcement/article).  He also announced a $156 million initiative to fight Alzheimer’s (announcement/article). As reported by … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Correction, Administration, Congress, Budget, Health Care, Transportation, Committee Action, Elections, Other News, Answering Your Questions Correction.  The January 27 Edition stated that the House voted on a Motion to go to Conference (def) on H.R. 658, FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act (the FAA Reauthorization bill).  The vote … Continue reading

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