What Happened Today In Washington?


The House will vote on a short-term measure to keep the government running until February.  The Senate is expected to vote on such a bill first.


Continued debate on the START Treaty with Russia. Democratic leaders are waiting for Republicans to offer amendments. The Republicans are pushing  a full debate on the treaty.  Democrats say Republicans are trying to sink it by running out the clock.
 The Senate may also work on the defense bill today if the House finishes with it.


The president will sign the tax bill.  He will also have meetings with labor leaders including the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka, the American Federation of Teachers’ Randi Weingarten, AFSCME’s Gerald McEntee, SEIU’s Mary Kay Henry and the United Auto Workers’ Bob King.

(Source: Congressional Quarterly)
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