Congressional Climate Bill Tracking August 26, 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

The Senate is not in session today.

Committee Hearings
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House Floor Schedule

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Committee Hearings

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The 22 Amendments That Could Determine the Fate of the Senate’s Cybersecurity Bill

After a brief but heated battle, senators packed up for summer recess early this
month without voting on a key cybersecurity bill. In announcing that the bill’s
consideration would be delayed, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lined up 22 amendments
that will get a vote when the bill comes up again in the fall, a product of intense
negotiations over the bill’s fate.

The amendments-10 from Republicans and 11 from Democrats, plus one from the bill’s
bipartisan cosponsors-range widely in their goals, and they have been the subject
of a lobbying push this month from both supporters and opponents of the Cybersecurity
Information Sharing Act, or CISA.
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Sen. Cotton: Reid ‘scared’ of Iran debate

Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.) blasted Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday
for suggesting that Democrats could prevent a vote on legislation disapproving the
Iran nuclear deal.

“Harry Reid wants to deny the American people a voice entirely by blocking an up-or-down
vote on this terrible deal,” Cotton, a leading Republican critic of the agreement,
said in a statement.

“He is obstructing because he is scared,” he added. “He knows that a majority of
Americans and Senators oppose this dangerous deal, and that its only chance for
survival is if he and the president ram it down the throats of the American people.”
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CBO: Debt ceiling will be hit by early December

The Republican Congress will likely have to move to raise the debt ceiling before
the end of the year in order to stave off default, according to the latest data
by Capitol Hill’s nonpartisan budget referee.

The Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday that the Treasury Department is
expected to run out of cash between mid-November and early December this year, lining
up with Treasury’s own estimates last month that the government could get through
October without a politically painful increase to the debt ceiling.
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