Congressional Climate Bill Tracking August 11, 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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Video of the Day

Bernie Sanders Interrupted By Black Lives Matter Protestors
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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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A year after Ferguson, Washington still working on police reforms
One year ago, after the death of Michael Brown and the overblown police response
to largely peaceful demonstrations, lawmakers in Washington said they had seen
enough — it was time to reform the nation’s policing protocols.
This week, however, clashes between police and protesters have once again erupted
in Ferguson, Missouri, illustrating that the fractured relations between police
forces and minority communities are far from repaired. It’s a lesson that the deaths
of Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Eric Garner and others drove home repeatedly over the
past year.
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Inside McConnell’s plan to avert a government shutdown
Mitch McConnell is discretely laying the groundwork for the fall’s budget negotiations,
which promise to be a major headache for the Senate majority leader.
The Kentucky Republican has three priorities for the year-end talks that will dominate
Congress starting next month.
He wants to keep the government open, avoid a federal default and avoid alienating
his conservative base, which wants big concessions connected to legislation funding
the government and raising the debt ceiling.
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Federal Agencies Missed 1,400 Regulatory Deadlines | Commentary
In the waning days of 2006, Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement
Act. The statute made myriad changes to postal law and tasked the Postal Regulatory
Commission with a big job: issuing regulations to establish a new system for pricing
the postage everyone pays to send mail and parcels. To its credit, the PRC got the
work done way before the 18-month deadline.
Would that more agencies were so successful. Collectively, federal agencies missed
1,400 deadlines in the past 10 years, a new R Street Institute study finds. That
amounts to nearly half the deadlines Congress set in law. In some cases, agencies
have been years late in meeting their deadlines.
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Until tomorrow,
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