Meet the Smith family. They are a family of three with a pre-teen, growing boy. Mom and Dad attend the PTA, do community work and are pillars of the community.
Just before the House adjourned forits summer recess,members tried to pass a bill that would repeal the 1099 requirement that has been the buzz of many talk-show hosts over the past month or so. What it involves is this.
School's almost out for the summer oops, I mean Congress. The House will recess at the end of this week for a six-week summer vacation. The Senate will follow suit at the end of next week.
Congress spent the week preparing for its more-than-month-long recess by finally passing the extension of the federal unemployment benefits. This $34 billion bill was passed in the Senate on Tuesday, just minutes after the newest senator from West Virginia was sworn in as the 100th United States senator for the 111th Congress.
Congress will be a bit busier this week after the new senator from West Virginia is sworn in as the 100th senator, filling the vacancy caused by the death of Democratic Sen. Robert C. Byrd.
The U.S. House of Representatives spent much of the first week back from its weeklong Fourth of July recess watching the U.S. Senate. The U.S. Senate spent much of its first week back watching the West Virginia state Legislature.Those who were taught back-in-the-day that a watched pot never boils might want to read on.
Congress returns fromits Fourth of July recess Monday with lots to do and not enough votes to accomplish the task, at least not right now.
Daniel Webster's dictionary defines the word "emergency" like this: "crisis, accident, unforeseen climax, clutch."
Congress will spend this final week beforeitbreaks for a week to celebrate our nations birthday spending more money, adding to our exploding debt and hoping to help small businesses expand and be able to borrow money. Well see how well they do when this writer submits the Friday column.
This past week Congress played a tough game of tug-of-war between the House and the Senate. Here is how it all ended up.