Friday in Washington

No votes are expected today as the Senate finished up most of its business for the week last evening. The Senate approved the short-term debt ceiling fix yesterday setting up a strong push to complete budget resolutions in the House and Senate by April 15th. Failure to do so would result in Members’ salaries being… More »

Thursday in Washington

The US Senate continues its consideration of the House passed debt limit increase today. As part of the agreement reached for consideration of the measure, the Senate will consider a number of amendments and a motion to commit. The amendments include a Portman amendment requiring spending offsets for debt ceiling increases, another Portman amendment approving… More »

Monday in Washington

The Senate will be in session this week while the House is in recess. The Senate is expected to take up the House-passed debt limit extension and the Sandy supplemental this week. The Senate may also take up Senator Kerry’s nomination, and hearings will begin on Senator Hagel’s nomination to serve as Secretary of Defense…. More »

Friday in Washington

Neither the House nor the Senate will be conducting votes today with the House in recess and the Senate’s next vote not scheduled till Monday. The Senate resolved its internal dispute over Senate rules and the use of the filibuster by limiting the use of such procedural tactics on motions to proceed to the consideration… More »