Congressional Climate Bill Tracking August 4, 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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President Obama Unveils Clean Power Plan
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Today’s Hill Action

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Cybersecurity Opponents Gird for Senate Floor Debate

The Senate will take up a cyber bill this week that already has critics promising
a rigorous debate over what they say is little more than a surveillance measure
dressed in the guise of cybersecurity legislation.

The bill’s sponsors have floated a managers’ amendment that would address at least
some of the concerns expressed by privacy advocates, but one of the most vocal opponents
of the legislation, Sen. Ron Wyden, said Monday the proposed changes don’t go far
enough.

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Obama Climate Plan Revives Talk of a Carbon Tax

The big national cap-and-trade plan died on Capitol Hill five years ago, and it
remains very much dead. A carbon tax-the perennial academic solution for curbing
greenhouse-gas emissions-had even less traction in Congress and lives on mostly
in think tanks. But President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency climate regulations
for power plants, unveiled on Monday, may give those policies new life at the state
level.

Already, privacy advocates have launched a coordinated push to point out what they
consider a lack of privacy protections in the bill, which is intended to facilitate
cybersecurity coordination between the private sector and the government. Supporters
say the law would allow both to build more secure defenses against online intruders.

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Shutdown talk creeps into debate over Planned Parenthood funding

Republican senators are tiptoeing around talk of a government shutdown in October
after a failed vote Monday on defunding Planned Parenthood.

A group of conservatives in the House have already pledged not to vote for any government
funding bill that includes Planned Parenthood, creating the potential for a high-stakes
battle against the White House this fall.

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