The Washington Post‘s Dana Milbank has an interesting column today on how sparse the schedules are in Congress, despite any number of pressing issues I can come up with off the top of my head. Noting that, “House Democrats have so little on their schedule that their first vote of the week is coming at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, when Americans are most of the way through their workweeks,” Milbank sits down with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to go over the agenda:
Among the items they’ll consider: H.R. 1545, “Expressing support for designation of the week beginning on the third Monday in September as ‘National Postdoc Appreciation Week.’ ” And: H.R. 4387, naming the building at 100 North Palafox St. in Pensacola, Fla., the “Winston E. Arnow Federal Building.”
Nor is much happening in the Senate, following Republicans’ killing of a Pentagon policy bill yesterday. So is there anything on the docket in the Senate? Thank goodness for Walter Breuning, or those poor folks might not have anything to do:
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) delivered a floor speech celebrating the 114th birthday of the world’s oldest living man.
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