Congressional Climate Bill Tracking August 24, 2015

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Congressional Climate Bill Tracking

S. 1177 – Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
H.R. 2646 – Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015
S. 1146 – Healthy School Meals Flexibility Act
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. 2775 – Remote Transaction Parity Act of 2015
S. 191 – Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Act of 2015
S. 108 – Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency Act of 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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House Republicans Really Think They Can Amend Obamacare This Fall

While congressional leaders continue to debate whether to pursue near-full repeal
of the Affordable Care Act through budget reconciliation, and GOP presidential candidates
lay out Obamacare-replacement proposals, House Republicans are looking at a smaller
batch of changes to the health care law they think could make it to President Obama’s
desk.

House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady told National Journal
that his panel could mark up health care tax legislation later this year. He floated
bills related to over-the-counter drugs, health savings accounts, and-perhaps most
ambitiously-a repeal of Obamacare’s unpopular “Cadillac tax” on high-end insurance
plans.
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Report: Biden ‘increasingly leaning toward’ White House run

Vice President Joe Biden is “increasingly leaning toward” entering the fray for
the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, The Wall Street Journal reported late
Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Biden is reportedly leaning toward a bid if it is deemed possible to pull together
a competitive campaign at this relatively late stage in the race, according to the
report, which said he “is weighing multiple political, financial and family considerations
before making a final decision.”

“The vice president has not made a decision about his political future,” Biden spokeswoman
Kendra Barkoff told the newspaper. “Anyone speculating that he has made a decision
is wrong.”
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Carville: Biden ‘hasn’t had the best track record’ running for president

Democratic strategist James Carville in an interview broadcast Sunday blasted a
potential 2016 White House run by Vice President Joe Biden.
“He’s done it twice, and he hasn’t had the best track record doing it,” the longtime
Clinton adviser told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in
New York.

Biden met with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday in Washington, D.C.,
CNN reported, amid buzz he is seriously weighing a 2016 Oval Office bid.
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