The House of Representatives is not in session this week, but many of the new chairmen of the major House committees are working on a plan that will quickly address the joblessness in America and the fact that Congresses of the past have spent this country into near-bankruptcy.
Date night on Capitol Hill went off without a hitch Tuesday night and the presidents State of the Union speech has been analyzed word for word by many.
Health care repeal passes the House; Senate action unlikely. This is the type of headline and news crawl that has been flying around D.C. ever since the vote of 245-189 was announced in the House of Representatives last Wednesday evening.
This week the House of Representatives will debate and vote on the repeal of President Barack Obama's health care bill. The debate and vote on the repeal bill, HR 2, is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 19.
This past week, the House conducted memorial services for those murdered and injured in the Arizona shootings last weekend. The House of Representatives also passed resolutions and conducted general speeches concerning this horrific act of violence.
First and foremost, I know that all of those reading this will want to say a prayer for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. and the others killed or injured Saturday, Jan. 8, while she hosted her first town hall-style meeting of the new Congress in Tucson.
The Senate and the House convened the 112th Congress, passing and adopting mostly routine housekeeping measures and conducting leadership elections.
Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is considering canceling the results of the November elections by changing the Senate rules when senators conduct their opening day procedures Wednesday.
According to a George Washington University study published in May 2010, in 2009 the Obama administration cranked out regulations as if regulators were on steroids.
The congressional lame-duck session finally ended Christmas week for both the Senate and the House. The 112th Congress will begin at 12 noon on Wednesday, Jan. 5.