Friday Report From Washington

Neither the House nor the Senate are in session today. House Republicans are continuing their annual policy retreat in Williamsburg, VA. Meanwhile the Cabinet Member churn continues with indications that the Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu will announce his plans to resign from the Cabinet early next week. Speculation was already brewing about possible… More »

Thursday in DC

Both the House and the Senate are in recess for the remainder of the week with House Republicans attending their annual retreat in Williamsburg, VA. However, that did not stop Members from engaging in and responding to the White House’s new gun control efforts announced yesterday. In other news, it appears that Deputy Nat’l Security… More »

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 »