The Cloakroom: July 20 – July 26
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Major Senate Floor Action –
- The Senate will continue work on the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides the blueprint for our military’s priorities. Major fights are expected on F-22 funding and missile defense.
Major Senate Committee Action –
- The Finance Committee has postponed their markup of a controversial health overhaul bill. Even without a markup, work on revenue raisers will continue behind closed doors.
- Several committees will focus on global warming, including Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works, and Agriculture.
- The Senate Commerce Committee will hold the most ridiculous hearing of the week – Rethinking Children’s Television.