111th United States Congress

May 6, 2008 - 6:54 AM
When Congress perceives public or political demands to do something, the House and Senate can act with uncharacteristic speed.
Jan 9, 2008 - 9:01 AM
As a result of the Congressional elections in November, the 108th Congress, due to convene early this month, will enjoy a Republican majority in both the S
Dec 19, 2007 - 11:52 AM
• With many eyes focused on the Presidential election date, both houses of Congress worked diligently on such agenda items as tax cuts, disaster relief, co
Oct 10, 2007 - 10:59 AM
• Even though the Senate and the House of Representatives did not sit in session during August, a multitude of committee and subcommittee meetings convened
Jun 7, 2007 - 6:27 AM
• As anticipated, President Bush vetoed the $124 billion bill for funding military operations.
Nov 9, 2006 - 8:35 AM
• Congress closed up shop on September 29, and November 13 was set as the date for what might be a lame-duck Congress to reconvene.
Sep 26, 2006 - 8:19 AM
Before leaving for Congress’s December break the Senate approved a $39.7 billion, five-year deficit reduction bill by a vote of 51 to 50.
Sep 14, 2006 - 7:27 AM
• Congress recessed for the 4th of July, as it generally does when there is a national holiday, but, before adjourning, lawmakers passed a $94.5 billion em
Sep 14, 2006 - 4:51 AM
• The dog days of August descended on the Capitol right on schedule, and Congressional lawmakers escaped the doldrums as they usually do–by recessing for t
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