Tuesday, March 08, 2011

The Seventeenth Summary 03-08-2011 AM

US Senate passes procedural vote on patent reform
Proponents of a White House-backed bill to overhaul US patent laws won a key test vote in the Senate on Monday, moving the measure toward anticipated passage this week. The measure makes major changes to ...

US Senate must act first on debit card fees-Bachus
Republicans in the US House of Representatives will not try to stall or change a crackdown on debit card fees unless the Senate supports changing the law, House Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus ...

ICE Appoints Ex-US Senator
Gregg was most recently serving as the Senator from the State of New Hampshire for three terms, completing his service in January. In 2005, he chaired the US Senate Committee on Budget, and served on the Congressional Oversight Panel supervising the ...

Reaction to US Sen. John Ensign's decision not to seek re-election
Reno Gazette-Journal
Ensign called me this morning to inform me of his decision not to seek re-election to the United States Senate. I appreciate Sen. Ensign's years of service to Nevada as a member of Congress and in the US Senate, and I respect the decision he and his ...

US Congressional Cuts May Hammer Housing-Bond Ratings: Moody's
Wall Street Journal
Public Housing Authority bonds could be in for a shock if the US Senate approves House-passed legislation proposing a 42.9% reduction from their 2010 funding level, Moody's Investors ...

Senate Vote Will Advance Budget Talks, Barely
The Epoch Times
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) (L) listens as House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) (R) speaks during a news conference at the US Capitol on March 2, in Washington. The Senate passed a short-term spending ...

US Senate Briefing & Floor Schedule, 3/7/11 | Liberty Pundits Blog
By Clyde Middleton
On Friday, Senate Democrats released their spending proposal for the rest of the current fiscal year, offering only $6.5 billion in cuts from the current.

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