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March 5, 2013

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The Senate considers a resolution to authorize committee expendituresfor the remainder of fiscal 2013. The House considers two measures under suspension of the rules: one that would require the president's budget to provide an estimate of the cost per taxpayer of the deficit and the other on tobacco smuggling in U.S. 




EPA McCarthy Confirmation Viewed as Likely After Debate on Emissions Policy. President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the EPA during his second term is familiar to many on Capitol Hill, has some bipartisan credentials from past stints in New England state governments and was previously confirmed by the Senate for her current post as head of the agency's air office. But Gina McCarthy's nomination will nevertheless provoke debate on energy and environmental policy. Roll Call


Obama's Latest Cabinet Nominees Could Face Hill Delays. President Barack Obama pushed for quick Senate confirmation of his new picks for budget director, EPA administrator and Energy secretary - although the nature of the positions themselves all but ensures plenty of partisan fireworks on the Hill. Obama's three picks all have long r