The House was out of session last week.
|00104||Confirmation David H. Petraeus, of New Hampshire, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency|
|00103||S. Res. 116 as Amended; A resolution to provide for expedited Senate consideration of certain nominations subject to advice and consent.|
|00102||Coburn Amdt. No. 521; To prevent the creation of duplicative and overlapping Federal programs.|
|00101||S. 679 as Amended; A bill to reduce the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation.|
|00100||DeMint Amdt. No. 511; To enhance accountability and transparency among various Executive agencies.|
|00099||DeMint Amdt. No. 501; To repeal the authority to provide certain loans to the International Monetary Fund, the increase in the United States quota to the Fund, and certain other related authorities, and to rescind related appropriated amounts.|
|00098||Motion to Instruct the Sgt At Arms to Request the Presence of Absentee Senators; A bill to reduce the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation.|
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