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An Auto Bailout Detour

  • 9:25 pm Thursday, December 11th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

Instead of approving a House passed plan to help General Motors and Chrysler avoid running out of money, Senators worked late into the night on a different plan to aid US automakers.  But in the end, that effort failed. The hangup was with the United Auto Workers, which did not …

Through The Congressional Looking Glass

  • 5:34 pm Thursday, December 11th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

There isn’t anything really newsworthy about this blog, other than talking about another Congressman who is going to work for a lobbying firm after leaving Capitol Hill. But it is always instructive to remind yourself that not every member of Congress who leaves the employment of the taxpayers of America …

A Judicial Pay Raise?

  • 5:29 pm Thursday, December 11th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

There’s nothing like the late hours of a Congressional session when it comes to jamming non-germane issues into a must-pass bill before lawmakers go home for the year. That almost happened this week on the bailout bill for US automakers, as Democrats tried to add in a cost of living pay …

A Little Chicago Style

  • 2:11 pm Thursday, December 11th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was still the hot topic in Washington, D.C. on Thursday as I got together for lunch with my parents and four of their old friends from Capitol Hill. All of them had known each other since the late 1950s when they arrived in Washington to work …

Notes From the House Press Gallery

  • 9:38 pm Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

As the House approved a $14 billion auto bailout plan last night, I was almost more interested in the voting reports for the day to see which lawmakers had decided not to come back for the lame duck session of Congress. 25 members of the House failed to vote on …

An Earful For Mr. Kashkari

  • 9:09 pm Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

For the second straight day, hearings in the Congress on the economy and the Wall Street bailout were overshadowed by other news events, but that didn’t make them less interesting. It seemed like every time I looked at the TV screen of the House Financial Services Committee hearing, there was …

Congress Battles On Auto Aid

  • 6:21 pm Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

As I cover the latest on the automaker bailout in the Congress, I’m struck by how the Ford Motor Company seems to be in good shape to come out of this battle a bit differently than General Motors or Chrysler. While those two companies need money – and need it …

Obama Talks Illinois Governor

  • 6:12 pm Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

There won’t be any wiggle room on Thursday, as President Elect Barack Obama holds a news conference in Chicago, where he’s certain to get questions about the efforts of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to basically “sell” Obama’s Senate seat. While the subject of the news conference may be officially about health …

Summary of House Auto Bailout Bill

  • 1:36 pm Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

The House Financial Services Committee has released a summary of the $14 billion emergency aid bill for U.S. automakers. — Summary of H.R. 7321 (Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act)(12/10/08)•President’s Designee  – The President shall designate 1 or more officers in the Executive Branch withappropriate expertise (President’s Designee) to carry …

Obama, His Governor and Tony R.

  • 5:16 pm Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

When I debriefed my wife on the day’s events, her mouth dropped wide open when told of the arrest of the Illinois Governor, especially since she knew him as a Congressman. “That guy?” she asked incredulously.  “He was just a doofus.” Whatever he was, Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now …