Politics

Congressional Calendar February 9, 2010

Wicked weather continues to be the dominant story in Washington. The House of Representatives has cancelled all votes for the day in anticipation of a heavy snowstorm that is expected to reach the District around noon. They’ve also cancelled all of their previously scheduled afternoon events.

The Senate is soldiering ahead though, and is set to vote on two appointments by President Barack Obama. Judge Joseph Greenaway is set to become a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. His nomination is expected to go through without a problem. The path forward for the other nominee is less clear though. President Obama has nominated Craig Becker for a spot on the National Labor Relations Board. Critics fear that as a former lawyer to the AFL and SEIU, he is too close to organized labor. Expect some fireworks on the floor as the vote nears at 5:00p.

At 10:15a, a bipartisan group of leaders in the House and Senate are set to meet with President Obama to discuss the economy. Will it be the beginning of a bipartisan push for health care reform, or will both sides dig in deeper? Fox News will bring you the event and fair and balanced reaction.

In a closed secure session, the Senate Armed Services Committee gets a briefing on the policies and procedures relating to the transfer of detainees from the Guantanamo Detention Facility. We’ll be there staking out members to find out what they learned.  UPDATE: This briefing is now cancelled.

As the snow gets closer to town, plans may change, so say tuned to the Fox News Channel for the latest developments…