This Week in Washington: September 27, 2010 (Congress Heads for the Exits)
The White House: This week, President Obama will sign into law a small business jobs bill passed by Congress. In addition to more fundraising events, President Obama will be interviewed on the Today Show and “host” discussions on the economy in New Mexico and Iowa.
Congress: Deciding to punt on extending tax cuts until after the November elections, both the House and the Senate will focus on a resolution funding the government until (you guessed it) they return after the November elections. The United States government operates on a fiscal year beginning October 1st and ending September 30th of the next year.
- The Senate will consider S.3816, legislation “to create American jobs and to prevent the offshoring of such jobs.”
- The House, though a little embarrassed by Stephen Colbert’s performance as a congressional committee witness, will pass more than 60 bills on their “non-controversial” suspension calendar. The House will also consider legislation on China and its currency.