Congressional Climate Bill Tracking August 13, 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

Former President Jimmy Carter Reveals Cancer Diagnosis
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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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Shortcut for Budget Reconciliation Mulled by GOP Leaders
GOP leaders are considering an abbreviated form of the powerful budget reconciliation
process this year, giving them the leeway to focus on other pressing matters while
still issuing a prod to the president on the health care law.
Under the approach being discussed, the Senate would act on a House-written reconciliation
bill to overturn the health care law, rather than going through the laborious steps
it would take to write and debate its own measure.
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Why Keystone Can Stay Alive Even If Obama Rejects It
TransCanada, the Canadian energy firm behind the bid to transport crude oil from
Alberta to Texas, is hoping for presidential approval to lay 1,179 miles of pipeline
to complete the extension to its Keystone project. But after a first rejection was
handed down from President Obama in 2012, it looks like history might repeat itself
for the company in 2015.
But that doesn’t mean the project is dead.
Although any future action from TransCanada is dependent on the language and terms
of a “no” from the White House, two main options at this point are still available
for them: reapplication and arbitration. Anti-pipeline groups would have a way to
strike back as well.
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Turmoil mounts surrounding Clinton emails
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on Wednesday sought to dismiss criticism
that her decision to give the FBI her private email server suggested any admission
of wrongdoing.
The vigorous pushback came as the server’s handover dominated the news cycle and
the State Department’s inspector general vowed to “follow the facts wherever they
lead.”
Polls suggest that the fallout from Clinton’s email practices could be a vulnerability
for her front-runner campaign, amid new surveys suggesting weaknesses in the general
election – and even in the New Hampshire primary, where Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
surpassed her in one poll.
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