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

March 2, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Administration, Congress, Committee Action, Energy, Elections, Other News, Quote of the Week Administration.   The Hill reports that the Obama Administration has “backed TransCanada Corp.’s bid to build a major portion of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.”  On February 29, President Obama and the First Lady hosted a dinner in honor … Continue reading

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

January 27, 2012 Edition

In this edition … Update, Administration, Congress, Supreme Court, Transportation, Committee Action, Elections, Other News, For Your Information Update.  After the January 20th Edition went to press, both the House and Senate decided to postpone consideration of their respective anti-piracy legislation (article).  It is unclear when the legislation will be taken up again.  In an … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Administration, Congress, Supreme Court, Health Care, Committee Action, Elections, Other News, Answering Your Questions Administration.  In a blog post, the Administration outlined its position on pending anti-piracy legislation (article).  Apparently, the White House and private sector’s opposition to the pending bills has caused some Members to revise the legislation and/or … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Administration, Supreme Court, Congress, Health Care, Education, Elections, Other News, Answering Your Questions Administration.  On January 9, William Daley announced he is leaving his position as White House chief of staff; he will be replaced by Jack Lew (bio), who is currently the director of the Office of Management and … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 Edition

In this week’s edition … Congress, Defense, Nominations, Elections, Other News and Answering Your Questions. Congress.  Neither the House nor Senate were in session this week, with the Senate in a pro forma session in an attempt to prevent recess appointments (see below for more).  The next vote in the House is expected January 17. … Continue reading

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