The Senate will resume consideration of the FY 2012 Department of Defense Authorization bill. The House is in recess today and will return tomorrow.
House Must Pick Up After Super Committee: Chamber Likely to Leave Sequester Alone Until 2012. With wreckage of the super committee squarely in their rearview mirror, lawmakers returning to the House on Monday will face a packed agenda with little time to get everything done. Add to the chamber's already busy schedule of GOP jobs and regulatory reform measures the thorny issues of a payroll tax extension, unemployment insurance and the "doc fix" to cover the shortfall in Medicare payments to providers - all of which were supposed to be dealt with by the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction - and you have a very busy few weeks ahead. Roll Call
A Better Look at Data Shows Greenland Glaciers on the Go. Using some of the great data sets available today, Mark Fahnestock figured the average winter temperatures of the Arctic from the time he was born until he was 10 years old. He compared that data to the same period in his son's life, finding the Arctic has warmed about five degrees since Fahnestock was his son's age. All that warmth affects things, the scientist said at a recent meeting in Fairbanks. "The glaciers are getting the message," Fahnestock said. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Ottawa Moves Ahead With High Arctic Military Center: Center will focus on disaster training. The federal government will move ahead with its planned military facility in Resolute, Nunavut. Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised an Arctic warfare training facility in 2007. The facility looks like it will now become reality, but with a few changes to the original plan. The new facility will focus mainly on training for disasters. "I think the tragic event of this past fall highlighted the need for being able to have a facility that we can operate out of," said Maj. Bill Chambr