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May 5, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen suggests a direct rebate to taxpayers will make a cap-and-trade bill feasible.
  • A new ABC/Washington Post poll shows a surge in public support for giving illegal immigrants currently in the U.S. a path to citizenship. Could this be the year Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform legislation?
  • WaPo: Rep. Murtha’s (D-PA) nephew got $4 million in defense contracts, all of it without competition.
  • Seven senators send a letter to the Committee on Rules and, voila, Senate votes are now available in XML.
  • Schumer to Bernanke: “I believe the Federal Reserve’s failure to protect consumers from these outrageous rate increases is unconscionable.”
  • via Reuters, Bernanke’s full prepared remarked before the Joint Economic Committee today.
  • H. Res. 230 – The U.S. House of Representative’s way of saying “Happy Cinco De Mayo!”

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