Saturday 15 September 2007

The Week Ahead

Both Houses at Westminster are still in recess. The Liberal Democrats have their conference in Brighton, on the English South Coast. For more details visit http://www.libdems.org.uk/conference/

After a week dominated by Iraq, and the testimonies of General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker - the two Congressional Houses return from their brief holidays.

In addition to 16 suspension bills the House expects to consider the following

H.R. 1852 - Expanding American Homeownership Act of 2007 (Rep. Waters – Financial Services)
H.R. 2761 – Terrorism Risk Insurance Revision and Extension Act of 2007 (Rep. Capuano –
Financial Services)
H.R. 811 - Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007 (Rep. Holt – House
H.R. 2881 - FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007 (Rep. Oberstar – Transportation and Infrastructure)

The Senate will resume its consideration of the Defense Authorization bill on Monday. Business later in the week is less easy to predict than for the House, because of the nature of the Senate - which doesn't allow the more rigid timetabling that is possible in the House