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Congress: Senate takes up FAA funding

“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the Senate will take up the Federal Aviation Administration funding bill beginning at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday and that senators wishing to offer amendments should approach the floor managers Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas.),” The Hill writes.

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) calls for Mubarak to go in a column in The Hill: “Mr. Mubarak will have to go – but not without an exit strategy that prevents the government from falling and leaving the door open for extremists. … Mubarak must immediately open these elections to international observers and give his written assurance that his name won’t appear as a contender.  I believe this could help quell the protests.”

Where are the jobs? “So much for House Republicans not taking up social issues this year,” Roll Call writes. “House GOP leaders may not have intended on pushing a social issues agenda — they basically ignored such thorny topics in their ‘Pledge to America’ majority-making document last year. But that isn’t stopping rank-and-file Members from looking for opportunities to advance measures dealing with red-meat subjects such as English as the national language, abortion funding and the practice of allowing ‘anchor babies’ citizenship.”