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Here's What's Happening in Congress

8 September 2007
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The Senate confirmed Former Congressman Jim Nussle as the new director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Jim Nussle is from Iowa and during his time in Congress served as the chair of the House Budget Committee. The Senate confirmed him by a vote of 69-24 (PN 688) on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Click below to read about more votes in Congress this week!

The Senate on Friday, Sept. 7 voted to adopt the conference version of HR 2669, regarding student lender rates and pell grants. This bill passed the House and Senate earlier this year, and you can find summaries of those versions on our website right now. The conference report passed the Senate by a vote of 79-12.

The Senate also passed HR 2764 on Thursday by a vote of 81-12. This is an appropriations bill for the Department of State and for foreign operations. Funds in this bill can be used most notably to fight the war on terror and AIDS.

Look for potential votes in the coming weeks in Congress regarding policy in Iraq and mortgage practices. After examining some judicial nominations, the Senate on Monday will resume consideration of HR 3074, an appropriations bill for the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Transportation.

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