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House Schedule – Dec. 20, 2012

House Schedule – Dec. 20, 2012

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Last votes expected: Early evening. One Minute Speeches Conference Report on H.R. 4310 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Conference Report Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Buck McKeon / Armed Services Committee) H.R. 6684 – Spending Reduction Act of 2012 (Closed Rule, One Hour […]

Video: House to Pass Bill that cuts taxes on 99.81% of Americans

Video: House to Pass Bill that cuts taxes on 99.81% of Americans

WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) took the White House to task for failing to put forth a balanced approach to resolve the fiscal cliff, and urged the president to call on Senate Democrats to take action on the bill the House will pass tomorrow to protect millions of families and small businesses from the largest tax hike in American history. Following are […]

Joe Lieberman to appear on PBS NewsHour to discuss Mass Murder at Newton, CT

Joe Lieberman to appear on PBS NewsHour to discuss Mass Murder at Newton, CT

Joe Lieberman on the PBS NEWSHOUR Tonight Retiring Sen. Joseph Lieberman ( I-Conn), will appear on the PBS NEWSHOUR for a Newsmaker Interview  with Senior Correspondent Judy Woodruff  on Wednesday, December 19. Woodruff and Lieberman will discuss the mass murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the renewed gun control debate and the current political landscape, with the fiscal cliff looming and President Obama’s second term about to begin. The interview will air Wednesday, December 19, on the […]

House of Representatives Schedule – Monday, 12/17/2012

House of Representatives Schedule – Monday, 12/17/2012

House of Representatives Schedule – Monday, 12/17/2012 MONDAY, DECEMBER 17TH On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4606 – To authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park, and for other purposes (Sponsored by […]

Feinstein to introduce Assault Weapons Ban bill

Feinstein to introduce Assault Weapons Ban bill

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said Sunday the president will soon have legislation “to lead on” in the gun control debate, announcing she will introduce a bill next month in the Senate to place a ban on assault weapons. “We’ll be prepared to go, and I hope the nation will really help,” Feinstein said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The senator said she’ll introduce the bill when Congress reconvenes […]

Democrats Seek Obama Bailout for Campaign Debt

Democrats Seek Obama Bailout for Campaign Debt

Santa Claus coming to the House? House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has asked President Barack Obama to help pay off the $14 million-plus debt owed by House Democrats from this past election, according to Democratic sources. Pelosi met privately with Obama at the White House recently, and this issue was among the topics the two discussed, Pelosi’s office confirmed. Read more:  Nancy Pelosi wants Obama to pay off DCCC debt 

Mr. President, Where Are The Spending Cuts?

Mr. President, Where Are The Spending Cuts?

Leader Cantor: Mr. President, Where Are The Spending Cuts? Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) House GOP Stakeout December 12, 2012 “The President has said on a daily basis that we should be passing a balanced plan. But what we hear from the President is continuing discussion on only one side of the ledger. It has always been about tax rate increases and nothing about spending. We insist, Mr. President, let’s […]