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Your Congress At Work - Legislation for 30 January 2009

Hi:

1. January 30 2009 had 6 pieces of legislation officially introduced to The Senate of The 111th Congress.  These 6 are listed in the first comment window below with Legislation Number, Title, Sponsor and Number of Co-Sponsors.

2. The more co-sponsors a piece of legislation has attached, the more likely it is to come up for vote in the full House and/or Senate, or in the case of legislation as any form of Resolution, be voted upon via voice vote immediately after introduction.

3. Thomas.gov is usually 12-24 hours lagged for listings and apparently does not start entering data until after nightly adjournment – Resolutions, Bills, Amendments and links to the full text of each piece of legislation as per official Congressional documents from the Thomas website and other sources like the GPO.  Hence the listing below of yesterday’s legislation (today’s is not yet available.).

As of this posting, the following totals of legislation in the form of Bills, Amendments and Resolutions, have been officially introduced to The 111th Congress:

House Concurrent Resolutions – 35
House Resolutions – 101
House Joint Resolutions – 19
House Bills – 785
House Amendments – 22
Senate Concurrent Resolutions – 3
Senate Resolutions – 25
Senate Joint Resolutions – 7
Senate Bills – 362

Total:

1,359 pieces of legislation for The 111th Congress, seated 6 January 2009 (25 days, including weekends).
An average of 45.3 pieces of legislation per day since Congress was seated.

Cheers !

Kenneth L Solomon
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