Congress Back in Action…Sort Of

Washington Update Welcome back to session!  Both the House and the Senate will be back in action this week.  Almost all of the focus will be on the conflict in Syria and consideration of a joint resolution authorizing the President to use force.  The debate over Syria has created a number of strange bedfellows, but… More »

Tuesday in Washington

Both the House and the Senate are in recess this week, so activity on Capitol Hill is at a minimum. The announcement of Senator Johanns’ retirement caught many off-guard, bringing the number to five of Senators not seeking re-election (Rockefeller, Chambliss, Harkin, Lautenberg, and now Johanns). The early favorite to replace Johanns is the current… More »

Monday in Washington

The highlight of the week in Washington will be the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, where he is expected to lay out in more detail a number of the legislative priorities he mentioned in his inaugural address. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will give the Republican response.The Senate and the House will… More »

Thursday in Washington

The Senate will be in session today considering the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. At noon, William Cowan will be sworn in as the next Senator from Massachusetts replacing John Kerry, who was confirmed to serve as Sec. of State last week. The House will not be in session today while House Democrats… More »