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November 19, 2007

Congress Adjourned ... Kinda

H.Con.Res. 259: Providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses.

Passed House 214-196

Passed Senate by Unanimous Consent.

Time for Congress to get to work
The process is never pretty as Congress races for its holiday break.

Wary of Bush, Reid Sets Senate Pro Forma Sessions
A full two-week recess is under way for the House, but not for the Senate.

FY 2008 Appropriations Update

New Public Law:

P.L. 110-116: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2008

President's Radio Address to the Nation
November 17, 2007 - MP3
In his weekly radio address President Bush said,
Good morning. In a few days, our Nation will celebrate Thanksgiving. Like millions of Americans, members of Congress will travel home for the holiday. Unfortunately, as they get to work carving their turkeys, they're leaving a lot of unfinished work back in Washington, D.C. And unless they complete this work soon, middle-class Americans will pay higher taxes and American troops will not receive the critical funding they need to fight and defeat our enemies.

Political Mud Flies Over Farm Bill as Harkin Hopes for December Action
Farm-state lawmakers say they’re not ready to give up on the 2007 farm bill, even after two weeks of gridlock in the Senate over amendments and a failed vote to limit debate.

Law of The Sea Treaty
Sen. Vitter [R-LA]: Mr. President, I wish to address the Senate and, indeed, our fellow citizens around America today about a very important matter before the Senate, the Law of the Sea Treaty.

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