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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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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,...