In our (free!) weekly email newsletter, we cut to the chase, giving you the quickest overview of what’s happening in Washington, D.C. But if you want more than the bare-bones information about what’s happening in Congress, a good resource is The Hill’s Floor Action blog. It goes through the details of what’s happening on the Hill from day to day, with a light dusting of commentary to keep things interesting. (You see, not everything going on in Congress is interesting….)
A sample from their summary of the upcoming week:
How will Congress handle things like tax extenders and pressure to extend unemployment insurance? What’s the plan for passing the next stopgap spending measure, which is needed by December 16? How will Republican pressure to avoid cuts in planned defense spending manifest itself in the coming weeks? If the schedule for next week is any guide, none of these burning questions will be answered on the floor of the House and Senate.
Yes, there are plenty of things happening this week, but not much in the way of happenings happening. Business as usual in the nation’s capitol.
When crunch-time comes around some of these issues will get resolved and some cans will get kicked still further down the road.
Kudos to The Hill for providing detail—and even the bill numbers of legislation coming to the floor. We’ll stay with the bare bones in our weekly email, for the people who want to get something more like just the facts.