Cloakroom: May 23 – 27

House Analysis:

The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, will speak on Monday to a joint session of Congress amid increasing tension from President Obama’s remarks in his speech on the Middle East last Thursday.

Senate Analysis:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are expected to hold a vote to extend the three provisions of the Patriot Act for four more years will also take place.

House Floor Action:

  • FISA Sunsets Reauthorization Act of 2011

Senate Floor Action:

House Committee Action:

  • The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on the “American Energy Initiative”
  • The House Judiciary Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the “Taxation of Digital Goods and Services”
  • The House Select Intelligence Committee will hold a briefing on the “Fiscal 2012 Budget: Intelligence Overview”

Senate Committee Action:

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