Monday, May 17, 2010

CQ Today Midday Update

Highlights from today's news on CQ.com

Midday Update for Monday, May 17, 2010

In This Issue

  • Fiscal Concerns at Issue as Democrats Look to Enact a Fix for Doctor Payments
  • More Military Trainers Needed in Afghanistan, Commander Says
  • With Overhaul of Patent Law Stalled, House To Consider Narrower Bill
---------------------------------

Today in Washington

The House is not in session.

The Senate continues consideration of legislation to overhaul the nation's financial regulations.

The President receives his daily briefing and meets with advisers; signs legislation intended to promote freedom of the press around the world; meets at the White House with the NCAA champion University of Connecticut women's basketball team.

In Washington, Richard Whitmire discusses his book, "Why Boys Fail: Saving Our Sons from an Educational System That's Leaving Them Behind." 4 p.m., American Enterprise Institute, 1150 17th St. N.W.

---------------------------------

Top Stories

Fiscal Concerns at Issue as Democrats Look to Enact 'Doc Fix'

House and Senate Democrats want to enact a five-year fix in the payment rate for physicians treating Medicare patients. But it is unclear whether Republicans and some moderate Democrats will support the proposal, which lacks offsets to cover its cost. [Read More]

More Military Trainers Needed in Afghanistan, Commander Says

As lawmakers are working on the annual defense authorization measure, the Pentagon's top European commander says the United States and NATO will need to provide more than the prescribed 4,800 military trainers to Afghanistan if government forces there are to start assuming the burden of the country's security. [Read More]

With Overhaul of Patent Law Stalled, House To Consider Narrower Bill

In a sign that congressional negotiations on a broad overhaul of patent law are at a standstill, House Democrats have scheduled floor action this week on a narrower, less contentious bill. [Read More]

---------------------------------

CQ Politics: The Eye

Final Polls Find Many Undecided Voters In Pennsylvania: So many voters have yet to make up their minds about Sen. Arlen Specter and his challenger for the Democratic nomination, Rep. Joe Sestak, that the latest polls still show the race too close to call.

Chiles Has 'Almost A Compulsion' To Run for Fla. Governor: Now that he's taken care of a pesky residency requirement, Bud Chiles, the son of former Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles, feels more than ready to go after his late father's old job. "This is almost a compulsion," he told Florida Today. "I feel like I've got to either leave the state or do this."

The CQ Politics staff reports the latest news in House, Senate and governors' races in The Eye.

---------------------------------
---------------------------------

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home