The Obama administration didn't get everything it wanted out of the supplemental. "[I]t provides no money for closing the Guantanamo detainee prison and sets tough restrictions on the transfer of its inmates. The $106 billion emergency war bill is not all for war fighting. It includes many unrelated items, including a 'cash for clunkers' incentive to swap gas guzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles; and funds for UN peacekeeping, air service to rural communities, Gulf Coast housing for hurricane victims and the response to a flu pandemic."
The Cash for Clunkers initiative passed in the supplemental. The plan would provide up to $4,500 for people to turn in non fuel-efficient cars for more green ones.
"The House will vote [today] on a bipartisan resolution expressing support for Iranian protesters who have been subject to violence in the days following that country's presidential election," Roll Call reports. "House Foreign Affairs Chairman Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.) introduced a resolution on Thursday condemning the violence against the protesters, the suppression of independent electronic communication -- like cell phones -- within the country, and affirming "the universality of individual rights."
Video: MSNBC's Richard Wolffe talks about why Congressional leaders are split in their opinion on how President Barack Obama should deal with the situation in Iran.
"House Democrats say they are on track to release a working draft of their health care overhaul on Friday, although a bipartisan group of lawmakers said Thursday that they are worried about the process getting bogged down," Roll Call writes.
Video: Details and cost may be to blame for the delay on Capitol Hill while attempting to meet President Obama's August deadline for an American health care reform bill. NBC's Kelly O'Donnell reports.
"Senior members of Congress, promising a sweeping, eco-friendly overhaul of the nation's highways and mass transit systems, released their blueprint for transportation spending… -- setting up a clash with the White House, which has asked legislators to defer a new transportation bill for now," The Boston Globe writes. "The proposal would spend about $500 billion on roads, bridges, mass transit and high-speed rail over the next six years. To pay for the plan, lawmakers left the door open to raising the 18.3-cents-per-gallon federal gas tax, which has been unchanged since 1993." The administration opposes such a tax increase.
"Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) mischievously lampooned the request by a fellow senator that an Army brigadier general refer to her as 'Senator' rather than "Ma'am.' 'Thank you for calling me 'Senator' and not 'sir,' McCain said with a mischievous grin as he began an interview Thursday night on Sean Hannity's 'Hannity' show on the Fox News Channel."