Congress LinksSeptember 9, 2009 - by Avelino Maestas
Congress is back from recess, preparing for a joint-session where President Barack Obama will address the country with a speech on health care reform. And while that topic will continue to dominate the news cycle, lawmakers have plenty on their plate:
- Madoff whistleblower, SEC head to testify before Congress (Reuters).
- Cramdown might be making a return (Mortgage News Daily).
- Congress lagging behind in budget bills (Kansas City Star).
- Senate Finance Committee to mark up health care bill week of Sept. 21 (CQ Politics).
- House to consider consumer privacy legislation this fall (Consumer Affairs).
- Climate change legislation still a priority for some in Congress (New York Times).
There’s also a smattering of additional news to close out your day:
- Sen. Mel Martinez bids farewell to Senate (Sun Sentinel).
- Rep. John Murtha continues to attract allegations of corruption (Center for Public Integrity).
- Taxpayers unlikely to see return of automotive bailout money (Christian Science Monitor).
- Members of Congress hosting fundraisers tonight before Obama speech (Sunlight’s Party Time Blog).
- Lobbying disclosure law upheld (Suits and Sentences).
- Supreme Court poised to strike down some campaign finance laws (McClatchy).