Friday in Washington

Friday in Washington: Both the House and Senate are in session today, but limited activity is expected. The House will be considering H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act. There will be debate on seven amendments approved by the rule governing debate. The Senate will continue its work on the… More »

Wednesday in Washington

Wednesday in Washington: Both the House and Senate will be in session today. House Republicans introduced their budget plan yesterday, and Senate Democrats are expected to release their plan today. Both have until mid-April to approve budget resolutions to avoid having their salaries withheld. The Senate will take up the House passed Continuing Resolution and… More »

Monday in Washington

Monday in Washington: Both the House and the Senate will be in session this week. The Senate will be taking up legislation to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. While the House incorporated changes to provide additional flexibility in defense related accounts, the Senate is expected to be considering broadening the… 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 »