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Billy House Billy House is a Congressional Correspondent for National Journal. He joined CongressDaily in April 2009 as its House leadership reporter after two years as The Tampa Tribune's Washington reporter and before that, five years as The Arizona (Phoenix) Republic's Washington reporter.
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House will return to a packed agenda

August 11, 2009 Health care will have top billing on the House agenda when Congress reconvenes in September, but the clock is ticking on other big tasks - including deciding what to do about the Highway Trust Fund before it expires Sept. 30 and wrapping up work on fiscal 2010 spending bills. House ...

Senate, House to turn to spending bills

July 23, 2009 With Senate Democratic leaders acknowledging they will not move a healthcare bill before the August recess, the chamber is set to fill its floor schedule with fiscal 2010 appropriations bills. The Senate is expected to pass the fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill by Friday and then likely will take up ...

House to work on approps, Senate on Defense

July 16, 2009 Intense committee-level work on the healthcare reform package will dominate attention in the House next week, but members also will be voting on two of President Obama's top priorities -- legislation to re-establish statutory pay/go and improve food safety. In addition, the House is expected to take up two more ...

Democrats set fast schedule for Defense, other spending bills

July 9, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Top Senate Democrats hope to dispense with the fiscal 2010 defense authorization in just four days next week so they can clear the Senate floor for health care legislation and a vote on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. But with battles expected over several provisions of the defense bill, meeting ...

Democrats set fast schedule for Defense bill

July 9, 2009 Top Senate Democrats hope to dispense with the fiscal 2010 defense authorization in just four days next week so they can clear the Senate floor for health care legislation and a vote on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. But with battles expected over several provisions of the defense bill, meeting ...

Lawmakers face big agenda, tight calendar

July 2, 2009 Lawmakers return next week to face one of the most ambitious legislative agendas on record, with Democrats hoping in the next six months to pass the fiscal 2010 appropriations bills, overhaul the U.S. healthcare and financial regulatory systems and perhaps craft an immigration bill. The Senate agenda includes taking up ...

House passes Commerce-Justice-Science funding bill

June 19, 2009 The House Thursday conducted a raucous, marathon series of 53 roll-call votes on the $64.4 billion fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill, forcing the delay and cancellation of House committee hearings and markups before the bill was approved, 259-157, and the chamber recessed amid a circus-like atmosphere. The eight-hour vote-a-rama was ...

War supplemental tops next week’s congressional agenda

June 11, 2009 The Senate is set to move next week to the conference report of the fiscal 2009 war supplemental bill, but Sens. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and John McCain, R-Ariz., are threatening to stall Senate business over expected removal of a provision barring release of detainee mistreatment photos. Senate ...

Obama requests $1.5 billion for swine flu in supplemental

April 28, 2009 President Obama Tuesday submitted a request for $1.5 billion in funds to address the swine flu outbreak, trumping his administration's previous assurances that it had enough money to deal with the problem. In a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations committees, Obama said that, after "carefully monitoring" the situation, ...