Thursday, July 22, 2010

CQ Today Midday Update

Highlights from today's news on CQ.com

Midday Update for Thursday, July 22, 2010

In This Issue

  • House Sends Unemployment Benefits Extension to Obama
  • Pelosi Says House Will Follow Senate's Lead on Bush-Era Tax Cuts
  • House Votes to Extend Program of Background Checks
  • Congress Renews Ban on Imports From Myanmar
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Today in Washington

The House clears a bill extending through Nov. 30 eligibility for expanded unemployment benefits that lapsed last month.

The Senate clears one-year renewal of a ban on imports from Myanmar over alleged human rights abuses by its military government; resumes consideration of a package of tax breaks for small businesses.

The President meets with advisers; signs legislation that aims to prevent improper federal payments to contractors and others; meets with Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, and Christopher Hill, U.S. ambassador to Iraq; meets with Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner.

In Washington, the National League of POW/MIA Families opens its three-day annual meeting, with dinner and candlelight ceremony. 7 p.m., Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.

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Top Stories

House Sends Unemployment Benefits Extension to Obama

Ending months of partisan wrangling, the House on Thursday sent President Obama an extension of unemployment benefits for jobless workers who have exhausted their regular six months of benefits. [Read More]

Pelosi Says House Will Follow Senate's Lead on Bush-Era Tax Cuts

Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and other House leaders said Thursday they would take their lead from the Senate on the makeup and duration of an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts that expire at the end of the year. [Read More]

House Votes to Extend Program of Background Checks

Legislation to extend a pilot program that allows youth-serving organizations to obtain criminal background checks on volunteers and employees was passed by the House Thursday. [Read More]

Congress Renews Ban on Imports From Myanmar

Acting with rare bipartisan accord, the Senate on Thursday sent President Obama legislation to extend a ban on imports from Myanmar. [Read More]

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CQ Politics: The Eye

Raese Enters West Virginia Senate Race: Wealthy Businessman John Raese announced Thursday he would run in the November special election to fill the remainder of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd's term, becoming the first Republican to enter the contest.

NRSC Will Let W.Va. Primary Take Its Course: The National Republican Senatorial Committee's involvement in the GOP primary in West Virginia will likely be limited to candidate recruiting, says NRSC Chairman John Cornyn.

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

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