Skip to comments.Senate Coverage -- (February '05)
Posted on 02/01/2005 5:01:00 AM PST by OXENinFLA
Since "Free Republic is an online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web. We're working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud and corruption, and to champion causes which further conservatism in America.", I and others think it's a good idea to centralize what the goes on in the Senate (or House).
So if you see something happening on the Senate/House floor and you don't want to start a new thread to ask if anyone else just heard what you heard, you can leave a short note on who said what and about what and I'll try and find it the next day in THE RECORD. Or if you see a thread that pertains to the Senate, House, or pretty much any GOV'T agency please link your thread here.
If you have any suggestions for this thread please feel free to let me know.
Here's a few helpful links.
C-SPAN what a great thing. Where you can watch or listen live to most Government happenings.
C-SPAN 1 carries the HOUSE.
C-SPAN 2 carries the SENATE.
C-SPAN 3 (most places web only) carries a variety of committee meetings live or other past programming.
OR FEDNET has online feed also.
A great thing about our Government is they make it really easy for the public to research what the Politicians are doing and saying (on the floor anyway).
THOMAS where you can see a RECORD of what Congress is doing each day. You can also search/read a verbatim text of what each Congressmen/women or Senator has said on the floor or submitted 'for the record.' [This is where the real juicy stuff can be found.]
Also found at Thomas are Monthly Calendars for the Senate Majority and Senate Minority
And Monthly Calendars for the House Majority and Roll Call Votes can be found here.
Congress.org <<< Good resource
The Founders' Constitution
THE WHITE HOUSE
THE WAR DEPARTMENT (aka The Dept. of Defense)
LIVE DoD Briefings
NEWSEUM: TODAY'S FRONT PAGES
Next Senate meeting: Tuesday, Feb 1, 2005
9:45 a.m. Convene and begin a period of morning business.
Thereafter, begin consideration of the nomination of Alberto R. Gonzales to be Attorney General.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm...... I wonder if Kennedy will bring up Abu ghraib? Ya think!!
LOL. Anyone taking bets.
BTW ... did you catch Reid and Pelosi's comments yesterday about the President's State of the Union Speech and something about how it doesn't take much intelligence to get a hundred members to stand up and clap?
Thanks for the links, Oxen. Very nice!
I saw a clip on Brit's show but didn't see the entire thing.
C-span has it archived..........an HOUR long.....I'll wacth it later.
I can't get it to load ... I can't even get the stand alone player to load ... guess I'll have to try it later
Remember.........Clear your cookies...
I'm forever doing that
Looks like the Senate is open for session now ... but my cable is flaking in and out
Guess I'll go do some laundry till it's fixed ..
Back to doing laundry :0)
Mr. DURBIN. In the New York Times yesterday, Thomas Friedman, their foreign correspondent, made a valuable suggestion that relates both to the Energy Department, which Dr. Bodman will be heading, as well as our challenge in the Middle East. It is a point I have made but not as eloquently as Thomas Friedman in his article.
He said he is now part of what he calls a ``geo green movement,'' and he defined it as follows: The United States of America should be moving toward energy conservation and new renewable sources of energy to lessen our dependence on foreign oil.
The vast majority of Americans believe that is a good thing. I certainly do. You would believe that most people in this Chamber would. But not when it comes to the actual votes on better fuel economy and better fuel efficiency for America's trucks and cars. I have tried several times unsuccessfully to pass this.
How can we honestly talk about reducing our dependence on foreign oil when we continue to drive these SUVs and trucks and cars with worse gas mileage every year? Almost 50 percent of the oil we import goes into refineries in indoor gasoline tanks.
And unless or until we use less of that oil, we cannot reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
By Ms. CANTWELL (for herself, Mr. CRAIG, Mrs. MURRAY, and Mr. SMITH):
S. 206. A bill to designate the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Gonzales debates are to start shortly
Oh .. Here comes Arlen to start the debate
Geez ... Why is Specter bringing up every negative thing ever said about Gonzales ???
I started a thrwad..did not mean to step on yours..people are more likely to respond to a thread with "Gonzales debate" i the heading....do you wanyt to ask the AdMin Moderator to close one, or the other..with a link? I'll defer to your wishes, as you do this far more often....regards..
Naa .. A seperate Gonzales Debate thread is ok by me
This is a general senate floor thread covering all things
I'll go search for your thread
A thrwad ?????
sure..FYI..."thrwad" is Scottish for thread...(G)