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The Week Ahead in Congress

January 17, 2011 - by Donny Shaw

After a week of in response to the Tucson shooting, the House is back in session to vote on canceling out Obamacare via their subtly-named Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. Under the rule passed by Republicans last week, no amendments will be allowed, except for one from Whip Rep. Eric Cantor [R, VA-7] that will be deemed passed without a separate vote. The complete schedule for the week is below:

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Should Congress Go Paperless?

March 8, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Currently, when a bill is introduced into Congress, the Government Printing Office prints five copies of the text for each co-sponsor. That means that for H.R. 3962, the House's health care bill, which is 2,070 pages long and has 7 total sponsors, the GPO printed out a total of 72,450 pages. That's 151 reams.

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