Spring break is over. The Senate comes back to work today after a two-week break to take on a huge slate of unfinished business. Confirming a new Supreme Court Justice, ratifying a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia, finishing financial reform, immigration reform and climate change legislation, and extending unemployment benefits are all looming before the Senate right now.
The House comes back to work tomorrow, though having already passed hundreds of bills that are lingering in the Senate, their work load will be significantly lighter. We'll be covering it all on this blog, but before we get ahead of ourselves, here's an what Congress is up to this week.Read Full Article
With all the news on health care and financial reform today, I nearly forgot to post about all the other bills that will be coming up for votes in Congress this week. Even though the Democratc leaders have a huge amount of work on their plates to round up the remaing dozen or so votes they need for finalizing the passage of health care reform later in the week, both chambers have the usual slate of bills scheduled for floor action.Read Full Article
The health care reform process continues in the background, but Congress will also be voting on other consequential legislation this week. The House is scheduled to debate and vote on winding down the war in Afghanistan and impeaching a New Orleans judge on corruption charges. The Senate, meanwhile, will continue working on jobs legislation.Read Full Article