Monday, August 16, 2010

CQ Today Midday Update

Highlights from today's news on CQ.com

Midday Update for Monday, August 16, 2010

In This Issue

  • Spending Panels Set for Membership Changes
  • Some Lawmakers Eager to Tighten Screws on Iran Beyond New Sanctions Law
  • Clyburn Urges Fast Action on Transportation Bills
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Today in Washington

The House is not in session

The Senate is not in session.

The President toured ZBB Corporation Manufacturing Facility in Menomonee Falls, Wis.; attended an event for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; flying to Los Angeles to deliver evening remarks at a DCCC finance event.

In Washington, NASA hosts its first Technology (IT) Summit to bring together government and industry leaders. 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md.

Editors Note: CQ Today Midday Report will next publish Sept. 7. Daily publication resumes Monday, Sept 13.

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Top Stories

Spending Panels Set for Membership Changes

A rough primary season, an extremely competitive general election and a spate of upcoming retirements portend significant changes next year for the Appropriations panels in both chambers. [Read More]

Some Lawmakers Eager to Tighten Screws on Iran Beyond New Sanctions Law

The Obama administration has yet to complete its plans for implementing the Iran sanctions law the president signed in July, but one congressman at the center of the debate is already drafting new legislation to close several loopholes in the recently passed measure. [Read More]

Clyburn Urges Fast Action on Transportation Bills

When Congress returns next month it should move quickly to pass major transportation bills aimed at creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, House Democratic Whip James E. Clyburn said Monday. [Read More]
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CQ Politics: The Eye

North Dakota: Berg Tops Pomeroy by 9 Points in Latest Poll: A new poll released Monday showed state Rep. Rick Berg (R) leading nine-term Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D) in the race for North Dakota's only House seat.

Childers Takes Aim at Nunnelee's Voting Record on Taxes in New Ad: Mississippi Rep. Travis Childers (D) is up with his second television ad in less than a week and this time he's taking aim at his Republican opponent, state Sen. Alan Nunnelee.

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