Friday, 3 August 2007


The last few days before Congress breaks for the summer have been intense. Last night the House rose at 11.18pm. There are a number of hearings and both Houses are due to sit. According the Washington Post scheduled business will be:-

In session.

Senate Armed Services (8 a.m.): Meets to receive a closed briefing relating to the treatment of detainees. 222 Russell.

Meets at 9 a.m. for legislative business.

House Judiciary (1 p.m.): Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee holds a markup of H.R.738, Private Bill for the relief of Manuel Bartsch; H.R.2575, Private Bill for the relief of Mikael Adrian Christopher Figueroa Alvarez; H.R.2760, Private Bill for the relief of Shigeru Yamada. 2141 Rayburn.

House Armed Services (9 a.m.): Meets to receive a classified briefing from Defense Deputy Secretary England. Note: There will be a stakeout in the Rayburn horseshoe lobby. 2118 Rayburn.

House Administration (10 a.m.): Task Force Investigating the 2006 Election Contest in Florida's 13th District holds a hearing on the progress of the Government Accountability Office's investigation into the election. 1310 Longworth.

Washminster will be published over the summer - though perhaps not every day! Keep 'tuning in'.