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Reporters On The Floor

  • 9:29 am Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

Most lawmakers probably have no idea that the rules of the House of Representatives allow for certain reporters to have a seat on the House floor.  Republicans want to expand that access even more. No one is quite sure the last time a member of the press was actually allowed …

Glass Half Empty

  • 10:28 pm Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

While President Obama and his advisers can certainly take heart in their party’s legislative victories in the Lame Duck session, there were some items that remained out of his reach in 2010. One of them was an issue that President Obama addressed on his very first day in office, as …

The 111th Ends

  • 10:27 pm Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

The 111th Congress finally came to an end on Wednesday, as lawmakers pushed through a 9/11 health aid bill and a major arms reduction treaty, as the Lame Duck Congress was anything but lame in the last two weeks. “We didn’t get everything we wanted,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry …

The Missing 168

  • 6:03 pm Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

168 members of the U.S. House failed to make the last vote of the year on Wednesday, dealing with health aid for first responders at Ground Zero after the Nine Eleven attacks. You can poke through this list to see if your home-state lawmakers were among those who started their …

9/11 Health Deal

  • 1:37 pm Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

Key lawmakers in Congress have reached agreement on plans to deliver aid to first responders on 9/11 who have faced crippling illnesses from their work at Ground Zero. The agreement will be passed in the House and Senate in coming hours.Here is the text of a statement issued by Sen. …

House Members MIA

  • 10:56 pm Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

63 members of the U.S. House – two dozen of them Lame Ducks – seemingly decided to take the final hours of the Congressional session off, as they missed all seven votes on Tuesday. Yesterday was supposed to be the last day for voting, but House leaders decided to bring …

Not So Lame Duck

  • 8:50 pm Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

For all the griping and complaining that Democrats have done in recent weeks, they will be able to look back on this Lame Duck session of Congress and see a series of significant actions. Yes, they didn’t particularly care for the tax deal negotiated by the White House with Republicans …

US House Absentees

  • 6:27 pm Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

A lot of members of the House have been missing in action in these final days of the Congressional session. On Wednesday afternoon, the House voted to approve a major food safety bill.  74 members did not make the vote.Here’s your list, with Republicans in italics, Democrats in regular type.  …

Congressional Xmas Rush

  • 12:14 am Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

All the pieces are in place for the Congress to make its usual mad dash for adjournment over the next few days, as lawmakers get ready to approve a short term budget and more. Step one comes at 10:15 this morning, when the Senate votes on cloture – to shut …

Congressional Reapportionment

  • 12:11 am Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 by Jamie Dupree

This is a big day for the Congress, as the results of the Census being released today will determine which states gain seats in the U.S. House and which states lose. The biggest change is expected to be in Texas, which is forecast to get three or maybe four extra …