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August 11, 2010 - by Hilary Worden

Congress is set to convene a special session, Obama signs a $26 billion stimulus package into law, Sen. Feingold (D-WI) voices his opposition to lame-duck sessions, and more in today’s Congress Links.

  • The Senate will convene a special session tomorrow to pass a $600 million border security bill. (Politico)
  • Sen. Russ Feingold [D-WI] denounces the lame-duck session, and says Congress should complete its work before the elections. (Senatus)
  • The House approves a $26 billion stimulus package that will save 160,000 teacher jobs and sustain Medicaire; President Obama quickly signs this into law. (LA Times)
  • Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) push for a $30 billion small business-lending bill. (The Seattle Times)
  • Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) that that changing the 14th Admendment is “worth considering”. (CNN)
  • Clinton asks Senators to back the new arms treaty with Russia. (Reuters)
  • Former Representative Dan Rostenkowski (D-IL) passed away earlier today after serving in Congress from 1959-1995. (LA Times)
  • A new survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 16% of U.S. voters rate Congress’ performance as good or excellent. (Rasmussen Reports)
  • Harry Reid is under fire for his recent comment questioning how “anyone with Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.” (Politico)

Today’s Congress Links compiled by OC Research Assistants Jason Rhee and Hilary Worden. Photo courtesy of Daylife, a data partner for our news coverage of Congress from around the open Web. 

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