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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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Spending bills will top Senate agenda, likely through weekend

December 10, 2009 The Senate is on course to spend the weekend working through an omnibus appropriations bill and will return to the health debate next week as Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., tries to get to a vote before Christmas. The House will deal with an amended fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations bill ...

House Dems consider two-part omnibus plan for endgame

December 4, 2009 House Democratic leaders are considering a two-part omnibus plan to wrap work on the remaining seven fiscal 2010 appropriations bills before the continuing resolution expires Dec. 18, senior House Democratic and Republican aides said on Thursday. One Democratic aide stressed that, "Nothing is finalized, and we are not likely to ...

Speaker dislikes surtax to pay for war

December 3, 2009 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Thursday threw cold water on the idea of a war surtax to help pay for President Obama's troop buildup in Afghanistan, adding that the deficit will be a concern when the House begins to review the costs. "I am not in support of the proposal," ...

Lawmakers eye new spending extension

October 22, 2009 The House and Senate will vote next week on another continuing resolution to fund the government through mid-December, but Democratic leaders have not yet decided whether to move the bill separately or combine it with other legislation. Only four of the 12 spending bills for the fiscal year that started ...

House majority leader 'frustrated' by slow pace in Senate

October 20, 2009 House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., lashed out at the Senate on Tuesday, saying he was "very frustrated" by the Senate's slow pace in passing spending bills and legislation. He added that the holdup in the Senate was to blame for what has become a two-and-a-half-day workweek in the House. ...

Lawmakers will focus on spending bills next week

September 24, 2009 Next week's congressional agenda will have a familiar look: Off-the-floor work on health care will continue in the Capitol and lawmakers from both chambers will focus on appropriations measures as the fiscal year winds down. Lawmakers have until Wednesday night to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government running ...

House aims for Thursday vote on stopgap spending bill

September 23, 2009 House Democratic leaders hope to take up stopgap funding legislation Thursday that will keep the federal government operating beyond Sept. 30, said an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. They had initially scheduled consideration of the continuing resolution for Wednesday, but the House Appropriations Committee had not finished the ...

Hoyer: Stopgap spending measure will be necessary

September 8, 2009 House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Tuesday that the fiscal 2010 appropriations process will not be wrapped up by the Oct. 1 start of the fiscal year, and a short-term continuing resolution will be needed to fund the government while work on the spending bills continues. While the need ...

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 ...