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This week in Congress (May 4-8, 2008)

May 4, 2009 - by Avelino Maestas

We'll have more info on some of these items throughout the coming days (stay tuned for Donny's post on predatory lending this evening), but for now here's the schedule of votes in the House and Senate this week (as it stands today). Monday, May 4, 2009 On Monday, the House will meet at 12:30 p.m. for Morning Hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business with votes postponed until 6:30 p.m. Suspensions (4 Bills) 1) H.Res. 230 - Recognizing the historical significance of the Mexican h...

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House Members' Online Earmark Disclosures

April 8, 2009 - by Avelino Maestas

Earmarks are such a hot topic because of the potential for abuse (as we'll see below), while proponents argue they enable lawmakers to fund projects that are needed and requested by constituents. With Sen. John McCain taking his principled stand against earmarks during the 2008 Presidential Election, it's not a surprise that the practice would fall under increased scrutiny during the 111th Congress. Turns out members of the House were required to disclose their earmark requests for 2010 this past weekend.

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