Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stimulus Bill Conference Committee Members Announced

Stimulus Bill Conference Committee MembersAfter passing the economic stimulus plan by a vote of 61-37 earlier today, the Senate conference committee members have been announced.

Harry Reid (D-NV), Majority Leader
Max Baucus (D-MT), Finance Committee Chairman
Charles Grassley (R-IA), Finance Committee Ranking Member
Daniel Inouye (D-HI), Appropriations Chairman
Thad Cochran (R-MS), Appropriations Committee Ranking Member
We'll have the House conferees as soon as they become available.
Update (4:50pm): House conference committee members, per Federal Times:
Dave Obey (D-WI), Appropriations Committee Chairman
Charles Rangel (D-NY), Ways and Means Committee Chairman
Henry Waxman (D-CA), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman
Jerry Lewis (R-CA), Appropriations Committee Ranking Member
Dave Camp (R-MI), Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member
Update #2 (2/11): Responding to woolie's request to provide some context for my original post, here's a link to David Bradish's latest post, Loan Guarantees in the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" of 2009.

The Conference Committee will meet at 3:00 pm ET today. C-SPAN will be televising the proceedings; a live webcast is available here.

6 comments:

woolie said...

I did a double-take; why is this piece of legislative trivia a post on NEI blog? Just curious; until I looked at the byline in google reader, I assumed it was something on TPM or Daily Kos.

David Bradish said...

woolie, I would say this trivia is a big deal. These are the politicians who are going to decide on what the final "stimulus" bill will look like. The final package will be a sign of things to come if nuclear energy isn't included in further loan guarantee volume for clean energies. Many are lobbying for and against nuclear energy in this final package so it will be exciting to see what happens. :-)

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this so quick. It's not easy to find.

kb said...

@ anonymous:
What? This "legislative trivia"? :)

You're quite welcome.

woolie said...

David, I realized after posting that the $50b in loan guarantees for renewable/nuclear was added in the Senate version. That small piece of context would have been helpful in the post :) Personally I don't think it's that controversial; there's enough democrats on-board with expansion of nuclear power that, added with general republican support, doesn't seem at high risk of causing drama.

I wasn't complaining, I was just curious.

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