Congressional Climate Bill Tracking July 17, 2015

Congressional Climate Bill Tracking July 17:

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. 612 – To 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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POTUS Statement on the Shooting in Chattanooga, TN
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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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After Years of Debate and a Late Flurry of Deals, Education Bill Moves Forward

After a winding debate and several near-death experiences, the first major rewrite
of education law in more than a dozen years passed the Senate on Thursday, a bill
that could be among the biggest accomplishments of the 114th Congress.

Sponsors of the measure, which was approved on a huge bipartisan vote and would
affect 50 million children and over 98,000 public schools, hope for the president’s
signature by the end of the year after what is sure to be a heated debate with negotiators
from the House, which has passed a more conservative bill.

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Senate eyes long-term highway deal

Top senators from both parties sounded increasingly confident on Thursday that they
could negotiate a long-term highway bill, just a day after the House passed the
latest in a series of short-term patches.
Senators were even still talking up the idea that they could finish off a $275 billion,
six-year deal before the looming July 31 deadline, even as most acknowledged that
any final product would likely be quite a bit shorter.

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McCarthy to Senate: Keep Ex-Im out of highway bill

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) warned the Senate on Thursday to
pass a clean transportation funding extension as senators weigh adding the controversial
Export-Import bank to the infrastructure legislation.

Lawmakers are facing a July 31 deadline for the expiration of current infrastructure
funding, and senators have toyed with the idea of including an extension of the
Ex-Im Bank’s charter in their version of the new highway bill.

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