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Senate committee begins consideration of Baucus health proposal
Posted: September 22nd, 2009 11:04 AM ET

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said he will focus on health care costs.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said Tuesday he will focus on health care costs as he offers changes to the compromise health care proposal he unveiled last week.

Obama prods Israel, Palestinians to restart talks
Posted: September 22nd, 2009 03:53 PM ET

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday prodded Israel and the Palestinian Authority to get moving on talks aimed at a permanent resolution of their decades-old conflict.
NEW YORK (CNN) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday prodded Israel and the Palestinian Authority to get moving on talks aimed at a permanent resolution of their decades-old conflict.

VIDEO: Ned Helme, Center for Clean Air Policy, President

from C-SPAN Recent Video
Ned Helme joins us for a discussion on climate change efforts as the G20 & United Nations meetings take up the issue this week. Mr. Helme also talks about the role of China in this week’s talks as well as the Copenhagen negotiations scheduled to take place in December.
Length: 29 min.

Published: Today at 7:30am (ET)

VIDEO: Senate Homeland Security Cmte. Hearing on Preparation for WMD Attacks

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Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) chaired a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on legislation aimed at preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Witnesses included two former senators who lead the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism.
Length: 1 hr. 57 min.

Published: Today at 10am (ET)

VIDEO: House Judiciary Subcmte. Hearing on Patriot Act Reauthorization

from C-SPAN Recent Video
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) chaired a House Judiciary Constitution, Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Subcommittee hearing to explore the overall utility of the USA PATRIOT Act and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Act. The hearing specifically looked into the shortcomings and excesses of certain overreaching provisions within the Acts and considered whether to modify or dispense with those provisions.
Length: 20 hr. 20 min.

Published: Today at 11am (ET)

VIDEO: State Department Press Briefing Sept 22 2009

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Spokesman Ian Kelly conducts a daily briefing at the State Department.
Length: 31 min.

Published: Today at 1:30pm (ET)

VIDEO: Middle East Envoy George Mitchell Press Conference

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American Special Envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell conducted a press conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York to discuss the ongoing peace process between Israel and Palestine.
Length: 21 min.

Published: Today at 2:30pm (ET)

VIDEO: 2009 Summit on Climate Change at the United Nations
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China, the leading producer of greenhouse gases, announced new carbon-reduction policies at the 2009 Summit on Climate Change, convening in New York City. On the eve of the U.N. General Assembly meeting, this summit is preparing the way for the Dec. 7 meeting on the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Length: 2 hr. 16 min.

Published: Today at 9am (ET)

VIDEO: Pres. Obama Meets with Israeli, Palestinian Leaders In NYC

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In New York, Pres. Obama met separately with Israeli Prime Min. Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Pres. Abbas, and then convened a three-way summit with both men. In remarks, President Obama said that, "it is time to move forward" on peace in the middle east.
Length: 5 min.

Published: Today at 12:30pm (ET)

House Meets At… First Vote Predicted… Last Vote Predicted…

10:00 a.m.: Legislative Business 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Suspensions (14 Bills)
S. 1677 - Defense Production Act Reauthorization of 2009 (Sen. Dodd – Financial Services)
H.R. 3614 - To provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (Rep. Velazquez – Small Business)
H.Res. 733 - Expressing condolences to the people and government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the aftermath of the devastating typhoon that struck the central and southern regions of the island on August 8, 2009 (Rep. Gingrey - Foreign Affairs)
H.R. 3593 - To amend the United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994 to extend by one year the operation of Radio Free Asia (Rep. Royce - Foreign Affairs)
H.Con.Res. 178 - Expressing the sense of the Congress that we honor, commemorate and celebrate the historic ties of the United States and the Netherlands by recognizing the Quadricentennial celebration of the discovery of the Hudson River and the settlement and enduring values of New Netherland which permeate American society up until today (Rep. Van Hollen - Foreign Affairs)
H.R. 2131 - To amend the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 to reauthorize the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (Rep. Watson - Foreign Affairs)
H.Con.Res. 74 - Supporting the goals and ideals of a decade of action for road safety with a global target to reduce by 50 percent the predicted increase in global road deaths between 2010 and 2020 (Rep. Wexler - Foreign Affairs)
H.Res. 491 - Encouraging each institution of higher education in the country to seek membership in the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium (Rep. Adler - Education and Labor)
H.Res. 684 - Recognizing and honoring Howard University School of Law's 140-year legacy of social justice and its continued commitment to the training of capable and compassionate legal practitioners and scholars (Rep. Kilpatrick - Education and Labor)
H.Res. 696 - Acknowledging and congratulating Western Wyoming Community College in Southwest Wyoming on the occasion of its 50th anniversary of service to the students and citizens of the State of Wyoming (Rep. Lummis - Education and Labor)
H.Res. 455 - Congratulating the Wichita State University men's and women's bowling teams for winning the 2009 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Bowling National Championship (Rep. Tiahrt - Education and Labor)
H.R. 3607 - Fiscal Year 2010 Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act (Rep. Oberstar – Transportation and Infrastructure)
H.R. 3617 - Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2009 (Rep. Oberstar – Transportation and Infrastructure)
H.Res. __ - Expressing condolences to the families of the individuals killed during storms and floods in the State of Georgia between September 18 and 21, 2009, and expressing gratitude to all of the emergency personnel who continue to work with unyielding determination to meet the needs of Georgia’s residents (Rep. Lewis (GA) – Transportation and Infrastructure)

H.R. 324 - Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area Act (Rep. Grijalva – Natural Resources) (Subject to a Rule)

Postponed Suspension Votes (2 Bills)
H.R. 2215 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 140 Merriman Road in Garden City, Michigan, as the "John J. Shivnen Post Office Building" (Rep. McCotter - Oversight and Government Reform)
H.Con.Res. 163 - Expressing support for designation of September 23, 2009, as "National Job Corps Day" (Rep. Moran (KS) - Oversight and Government Reform)

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* Motions to go to Conference should they become available.
* Possible Motions to Instruct Conferees.


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