Skip to comments.Senate Coverage -- (May '06)
Posted on 05/01/2006 10:22:51 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
And can we stop calling them illegal "immigrants" and start calling them illegal INVADERS?
Monday, May 1, 2006
2:00 p.m.: Convene and resume consideration of H.R. 4939, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act.
Thursday, Apr 27, 2006
The Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:58 p.m. Two record votes were taken.
Thanks for the ping, OXEN. After Durbin's idiotic performance on MTP yesterday, he ought to be too ashamed to show up for work, but he won't.
I missed Durbin's performance yesterday...but after reading the Sunday thread...I am glad I did....
It was posted on Rush's thread, that one of the freepers called Sen. Menendez' office to complain about the "Great American Boycott Day"....and was told at both offices that they were closed today.
I wonder if he will show up to work today at the Senate, or will he be protesting?
RUSH is about to play clips of the Turbin.
I didn't listen to MTP.
You are a wiser person than I. Roll call vote this afternoon at 5:30 on the appropriations bill. I hope Frist is not going to bring up his $100 rebate unless it really is just a trick to get drilling in ANWR.
Oh gee .. how nice of them to show up for work .. when the day is half way over
Anxious to here what Harry whines about today...
So far.....Harry Reid had made a total chaotic JOKE of this day's session!! LOL
Thanks for the ping
There are times when I think that he has been impaired more than thought by that stroke he had.
Thanks for the ping.
You know...I had forgotten about that...and it could very well be true, especially if he has had others, because some of those TIAs can be so "minor" that one doesn't even know if one has them...but the accumulative effect will eventually become apparent.
It sure is something to watch for, Bah.
Howdy to you too!
How is everything with you??
I have remarked occasionaly on Reid's inability to pronounce certain words like "judiciary." It is different than his just not knowing how to pronounce "prevalent." That was just dumbness. But I didn't pay much attention to Reid before, so perhaps he has always had these difficulties. If they are the result of strokes, minor or not, I don't want to be making fun of them.
Vitter is supposed to speak in a little bit...he is "in line"...LOL