Senate Analysis –

This week, the Senate will continue work on more over-due appropriations bills. On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote on its health care reform concept. Of course, the real work will continue behind closed doors where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and members of the Obama administration continue to craft the bill that will be debated on the Senate floor.

Major Senate Floor Action –

The Senate is poised to complete work on the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill.
Several appropriations conferences reports could make their way to the Senate, including the Energy & Water Appropriations.
An extension of unemployment insurance benefits may be on the table, too.

Major Senate Committee Action –

On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee will vote on the Baucus reform proposal.
On Wednesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on the economic effects of global warming legislation. As Heritage can tell you, they are bad!
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold this week’s most ridiculous (and scary) hearing – Combating Distracted Driving: Managing Behavioral and Technological Risks.