If we are to prevail we need to get more active and actually confront our Representatives in their Local Town Hall Meetings! Week of Feb 18th, both and Senate and House are in recess. That will also be a good opportunity to push for town halls.
Other Important Dates:
February 28, 2013 – Sequestration: The ”fiscal cliff” bill created a new manufactured crisis that will happen sometime at the end of February. This is when the sequestration can was kicked down the road.
March 31, 2013 – Continuing Resolution: The current Continuing Resolution that the government is operating under expires on March 31. This means that they will have to pass a CR between now and then.
April 15, 2013 – Budget Resolution: This is the date by law in which both Houses should have a budget resolution passed. We are already hearing that the President is late in submitting his budget, the House is reporting that they will not meet their deadline for a budget, and the Senate… well they haven’t passed a budget in over 1,350 days.
Both Chambers are back in their districts the following weeks:
- February 17
- March 24 (week prior to Easter)
- March 31 (Easter Sunday and week following)
- April 28
- May 26 (Memorial Day Week)
- June 30 (July 4th Week)
- August 4 – September 7
- October 13
May 15, 2013 – Debt Ceiling: The law that suspends the debt ceiling expires. At that point the Treasury will not be able to borrow additional money to finance this year’s deficit.