Congress came back to D.C. this week from its August recess and should have been ready to strap on their seat belts and get to work doing the legislation that they failed to do all year long.
Congress comes back to D.C. this week after its August recess, which was packed with overseas travel, some constituent meetings and lots of hours spent dialing for dollars.
Members of Congress and their staffs will slowly be making their way back to D.C. this coming week, in an effort to get prepared for a quick, short, fall session of the 111th Congress before the November elections.
Voters looking at supporting moderates in the GOP and the Democratic Party this upcoming election cycle might want to ask themselves: Do they want to be "Stupaked"?
This Congress, under the leadership of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has failed to pass a single appropriations bill through both houses of Congress.
Congress is more than halfway through its six-week traditional August recess. While members of Congress are spending time with constituents, family and foreign heads of state in other countries, dozens of Capitol Hill staffers are scrambling and pouring through the U.S. Tax Code, trying to come up with new ideas to pay for the various new government programs that will be proposed this fall.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a member association representing over 3 million businesses in the United States, both big and small, says the uncertainty in the tax code is killing business in the U.S.
Since Congress is out for its traditional August break, I thought this column could explore some of the ramifications of the larger pieces of legislation Congress has passed over the last few months.
Both the House and the Senate came back from the six-week August break to take care of items that both bodies thought were important enough that they couldn't wait until Congress reconvened Sept. 13.
The Senate turned out the lights inits chamber last Thursday, having confirmed the newest Supreme Court justice, passing a jobs-stimulus bill for states to hire teachers and other emergency personnel, and a funding bill to pay for border security.