Alabdul Jelil, head of the Kuwaiti delegation at the session, said he and his fellow conferees
discussed a host of issues, during the meeting, including a report by the Arab League Secretary General on following up on implementing resolutions of the 100th session.
Throwing the equivalent of a political "Hail Mary," the Independent Community Bankers of America is asking House-Senate conferees
on the tax overhaul bill to reconsider their decision to leave the credit union tax exemption intact.
NNA - The Political Bureau of the Lebanese Kataeb Party, headed by Party President, Sami Gemayel, discussed the latest local developments and issued a statement at the end of the deliberations, in which conferees
underlined the role of the Lebanese Army in fighting terrorism and preserving Lebanon's sovereignty, security and stability and protecting the borders.
He told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) that the dialogue conference is nearing its end, underscoring the conferees
agreed on most of the issues.
Salih said that the conferees
called for establishment of a Commission for the Identity Affairs and support to the Council for Development of National Languages which is to be transferred into an executive body.
House and Senate conferees
are putting the final touches on a compromise budget plan, and Congress is expected to quickly enact the final budget agreement.
A statement by al-Jaafari office said that the conferees
stressed during the meeting, which was assembled in Allawi's office , the need to accelerate the formation of the next government, according to a steady program able to handle the previous problems in accordance with the Iraqi constitution
In a short statement early today by Chairman of the Alliance Ibrahim al-Jaffari, the conferees
evaluated the first parliamentary meeting.
Both the Senate and the House passed versions of the Farm Bill last summer and as of this writing, the conferees
from both the House and Senate are negotiating the version of the bill that will move on to the President's desk.
He went on to say that the conferees
have "tried to be more realistic, thus they chose economic integration to start with because it is the closest to the parliamentary legislation.
The Senate last week named 12 conferees
who will have the task of finding agreement with the House on a new five-year farm bill.
The Senate appointed conferees
for SB 2, the bill expanding charter schools in the state, late Tuesday night.