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February 12, 2007

Senate This Week: FY2007

FY2007 Continuing Resolution

Senate Debates Spending Bill Amid GOP Dismay at Lack of Inclusion
The Senate today began debating a massive stopgap measure to fund the government through the rest of the year as several Republican senators expressed their dismay that they will not be able to offer amendments.

Committees Continue to Dig Into Bush's Budget
The vast majority of the federal government hopes to get a final decision this week on funding for the remainder of the year.


Iraq Resolution Typifies Rift in Senate
Since the new Congress convened, Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have emerged as the Senate's odd couple, the even-tempered McConnell hurling parliamentary brickbats at the quirky Reid with an even smile and a "Who, me?" shrug.

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