Congress out of session…but they will come back

Update: With the House and the Senate in recess this week, most Members and staff are taking some time off following the extended session during the holidays. They will return on January 14th. Big news this week will the nominations of Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to serve as Secretary of Defense and John Brennan to… More »

End of First Week of the 113th Congress

Following the swearing in ceremonies and the opening of offices, Congress is likely to finish the first week of the 113th Congress by bringing up a disaster aid package for states affected by Hurricane Sandy. Once the House acts, the Senate is expected to approve the measure. There will also be a joint session of… More »

US Senate Republicans Announce Committee Assignments

Assignments for the 113th Congress. These assignments are pending ratification by the Conference and the Senate. Members of each committee will meet to elect their Ranking Members. Appropriations Thad Cochran, Miss. Mitch McConnell, Ky. Richard Shelby, Ala. Lamar Alexander, Tenn. Susan Collins, Maine Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Lindsey Graham, S.C. Mark Kirk, Ill. Dan Coats, Ind…. More »

Welcome to the 113th Congress

The 113th Congress will be sworn in today, and John Boehner is expected to retain his speakership despite displeasure with his handling of the fiscal cliff voiced by some of the more conservative members of the House Republican Caucus. After putting off a vote on disaster assistance for states affected by Hurricane Sandy, House Leadership… More »