Congressional Climate Bill Tracking August 10, 2015

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Congressional Climate Bill Tracking

H.R. 255 – Next Generation American Manufacturing Act of 2015

S. 177 – Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015

H.R. 522 – Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies

H.R. 612To preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.

H.R. 467 – STEM Opportunities Act of 2015

H.R. 616 – To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for reforms to the EB-5 immigrant investor program, and for other purposes.

S. 191 – Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Act of 2015

S. 108 – Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency Act of 2015
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Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Aug. 3, 2015
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Today’s Hill Action

Senate Floor Schedule

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Committee Hearings
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House Floor Schedule

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Committee Hearings

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White House: Up to Senate Democrats Whether to Dump Chuck Schumer
A day after a posse of former White House aides torched Sen. Charles E. Schumer
over his rejection of the Iran deal, Press Secretary Josh Earnest politely but firmly
knocked the senior senator from New York.
Earnest wouldn’t go so far as ex-aides Dan Pfeiffer, Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau
in questioning Schumer’s ability to lead Democrats, but he left the door open to
dumping Schumer, the heir apparent to Minority Leader Harry Reid, from the top
of the Democratic ranks.
Earnest said, frostily, that the decision about Democratic leadership is “a question
for Democratic senators.”
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House GOP Looks Ahead to Huge Medicare Overhaul in 2016
For years, Republicans have openly pined for pushing Medicare further into the private
sector. But they have been restrained by the practical realities of divided government
and the political risks of a plan that Democrats have said would turn the popular
insurance program into a voucher system.
Conservatives on Capitol Hill, however, have not surrendered the dream and now are
planning to undertake the dirty work to make it a legislative reality. House Republicans
will start working next year on drafting a Medicare “premium-support” bill, according
to Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady.
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New Democrats plan ‘assertive’ new presence in House
In the hierarchy of the House, moderate Democrats – a minority in a party already
deep in the minority – should be totally powerless.
But a group of pro-business Democrats, who allied with President Barack Obama and
Republicans to pass landmark trade legislation, are angling to cut more deals with
the GOP and White House as a way to assert themselves – and force the Democratic
Caucus to the center.
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