Highlights on the Road to the White House
|Wed. Dec. 1||National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Debt Commission) issues its final recommendations in a report, "The Moment of Truth." >|
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|Fri. Dec. 3||On an 11 to 7 vote, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Debt Commission) fails to endorse its report (14 votes were required).|
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|Mon. Dec. 6||President Obama announces agreement on tax cuts and unemployment benefits.|
|Tues. Dec. 7||Reactions. President
Obama press conference.
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|Fri. Dec. 17||President Obama signs the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.|
|Sat. Dec. 18||In the U.S. Senate, the DREAM Act, which would provide a
conditional path to citizenship for undocumented youth pursuing a
college degree or serving two years in the military, fails to achieve
the 60 votes needed to forestall a filibuster.
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|Tues. Dec. 21||Census Bureau announces national and state population counts and delivers apportionment counts to the President Obama 10 days before statutory deadline of December 31. Resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010 was 308,745,538. Eight states to gain congressional seats (TX +4, FL +2, AZ, NV, UT, WA, GA and SC) and 10 states to lose congressional seats (OH - 2, NY -2, IA, MO, IL, LA, MI, PA, NJ and MA). >|
|Wed. Dec. 22||President Obama signs repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the
policy on gays in the military.
U.S. Senate ratifies New START, the arms control treaty, by a vote of 71 to 26 (13 Republicans voting in favor).
President Obama press conference.
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