The Senate and House ended the debt standoff with the president by passing the debt deal this past Monday evening.
This week the House of Representatives and the Senate spent all week trying to wrap up a new 3.0 debt deal and pass it along to the president before the end of the day on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
This week lasted a bit longer than most congressional weeks with both the House and the Senate leaders meeting at the White House twice on Saturday.
The debt-limit negotiations led by our president hit more roadblocks this week as the big eight lawmakers made trips to the White House almost daily to meet with the president and his team on the looming debt-limit crisis.
The House comes off a one-week recess period to resume the Department of Defense appropriations bill when members reconvene on Wednesday, July 6.
The House may also pass the Energy and Water appropriations bill before the week ends. Once the House passes the two appropriations bills, that will bring the number to five completed appropriations bills. This means the House is almost halfway through passing all 12 appropriations bills.
The debt limit negotiations led by Vice President Joe Biden imploded Thursday when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., announced that he was not attending any more meetings.
The House of Representatives came back off its one week recess to resume the debate on various appropriations bills.
This week saw the House pass the military construction/VA appropriations bill as well as the agriculture appropriations bill. These are the funding bills that were completely ignored by the Harry Reid/Nancy Pelosi-led Congress of last year.
The House of Representatives was out of session this past week. Members are continuing to operate under this Congresss new work schedule where they work in D.C. for two straight weeks, then return to their districts and work from their local offices for a week.
Time is of the essence when it comes to our nations financial health, but you wouldnt know it if you looked at the House and Senate schedule this week.
The House comes off a one-week recess to begin working on expiring authorization bills that have been extended in a patchwork fashion since Congress was controlled by the Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid reign of the last few years.