Skip to comments.Senate Coverage -- (December '05)
Posted on 12/12/2005 10:36:51 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.
The Founders' Constitution
THE WHITE HOUSE
THE WAR DEPARTMENT (aka The Dept. of Defense)
LIVE DoD Briefings
NEWSEUM: TODAY'S FRONT PAGES
Good afternoon..and thanks again for all you do on this thread..Senate meets today?
2:00 p.m.: Convene and begin a period of morning business.
Friday, Nov 18, 2005
The Senate convened at 9:00 a.m. and adjourned at 6:19 p.m. Three record votes were taken.
We may hear some Dems respond to W?
I'd count on them saying something about Iraq but I'd guess it's not going to be "a response" to what Pres. Bush said. The dems will just stick to their talking points.
Thanks for the ping, OXEN.
Thanks for the ping...Do you think that Kerry and Kennedy will be up first asking for Rummy's head???
I turned C-Span 2 on early and who should I see be Donna Shalala in a major whine over how discriminated against women are in the sciences. Has it ever occurred to anyone that Clintoon packed his cabinet with some of the shortest and most unattractive people he could find. Well, Reno was tall.
Time for decaf....(g)
Uh oh, Byrd is about to drop one.
Bryd is on the floor
Frist should get up and say "Don't believe everything you read in the Washington Post."
He looks terrible...he mauy not survive the next campaign..BTW..gonna ping you on my thread..
I was thinking the same thing.
Very thin also
Just one darn minute. I believe I DID hear a dem threaten to filibuster. I think it was Boxer.
You're right...elderly people..before the end..often lose their appetite..
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