Saturday, September 8, 2007

Perception or Reality?

Legislative Update
  • Last Week
  • Iraq
  • September - Appropriations
  • Fall Outlook
Congress returned this week from its August recess and passed the College Cost Reduction Act without discrimination against private education.

The Senate took a handful of votes on the life issue in its very first appropriations bill.

Next week is unexpectedly light with little to no substantive or controversial legislation as members of Congress will be traveling to the funeral for Rep. Paul E. Gillmor, and observing Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year.

This means the Iraq report by General Petraeus will dominate the headlines even more next week.

The Senate is taking up the Transportation Appropriations bill, which it expects to finish this coming week, and then continue work on the Defense Authorization bill. (Expect more Iraq votes there.)

The House, when it returns the week of the 17th, is expected to take up an election, voting reform bill, though with the divisions this has exposed within the majority's own caucus, this may not happen.

Read today's legislative update for more.