Skip to comments.Senate Coverage -- (September '05)
Posted on 09/02/2005 4:49:11 AM PDT 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.
The Founders' Constitution
THE WHITE HOUSE
THE WAR DEPARTMENT (aka The Dept. of Defense)
LIVE DoD Briefings
NEWSEUM: TODAY'S FRONT PAGES
12:00 p.m. : Convene and begin a period of morning business.
Thereafter, resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 147, the Native Hawaiians bill.
Thursday, Sep 1, 2005
The Senate convened at 10:00 p.m. and adjourned at 10:39 p.m. No record votes were taken.
01:00 PM EDT House Session U.S. House of Representatives
Haven't seen this thread for awhile...
Welcome back. Time for pompous, posturing politicians to tell us what President Bush has not done right.
Yeah, I watched upchuck praise the admin and turn right around and say there will be time to ask questions later...time to blame Bush.
I guess there is no need for me to say that Democrats make me sick! But I am going to say it again! :D
If anyone ever had any doubts about how despicable the rats are, the last few days should have been an eye opener.
They are a trial!
President Bush to address the nation within the next half hour!
Do you want the secret password also?
A brief recap of last night....What happened yesterday was a quickie session to pass the $10.5 billion emergency aid bill...by unanimous consent..All you need to have a Senate session are three senators, a presiding officer, and one from each side of the aisle. This waa done. Cochran of Miss was in the chair, a nice gesture..Frist and Reid gave brief, formulaic comments, then Frist took the podium so that Cochran could go to the well and introduce the bill, and make some comments aboutt he unfolding tragedy, and that hope was coming..all nicely done, so far..then Frist and Cochran switch seats, as just as the chair is about to annoucne that the biull has been passed, there's a "disturbance" on the Senate floor, why, it's Chuckie Schumer..running towards the microphone..never failing to take the opportunity to grab some camera time..he made a stupid speech for about 15 minutes..totally unnecessary...I think even Reid was probably sick of him..
It would be helpful since I already know the secret handshake! ;-)
House up at 12:00 noon, DeLay at 12:45! Woo Hoo!
Ping for later.
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