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April 16, 2011

Congress Last Week

House
H.Con.Res. 43: Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate.
Passed by 65 votes: 243-178, 11 not voting

As Gas Prices Continue to Climb, House Turns Its Attention to Offshore Drilling
The House Natural Resources Committee spent Wednesday working on three new energy bills.
  • H.R. 1229: Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act
  • H.R. 1230: Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act
  • H.R. 1231: Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act
Speaker Boehner invites Netanyahu to address joint meeting of Congress next month

Senate

What was forecasted:
The Hill: A closer look at next week…
While there's always a chance the devil shows up in the details the two parties are hammering out, the federal government finally seems to be working in concert, and next week is expected to conclude all debate on a FY 2011 spending bill.

The Foundry: Cloakroom for April 11th-April 15th
Highlights from the past:
Mr. Obama on the debt limit in 2006

Analysis of the 2006 and 2007 debt limit votes

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