Congressional Climate Bill Tracking July 30, 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

Boehner Defends Speakership Amid Party Unrest
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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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Treasury Secretary Says Extraordinary Measures to Avoid Default Will Last Until
October

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says his department will likely not run out of “extraordinary
measures” it is taking to avoid default before late October, but after that point
there are no guarantees.

In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Lew said that the U.S. had hit its statutory
debt limit on March 16 and had begun taking extraordinary measures, such as a suspension
period for investments in the Civil Service Retirement Fund, and the suspension
of daily reinvestment of Treasury securities held by the Government Securities Investment
Fund of the Federal Employees’ Retirement Thrift Savings Plan.

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Congress faces fall from hell

Speaker John Boehner, addressing a roomful of fellow House Republicans on Tuesday
morning, described a major, six-year highway bill crafted by the Senate as a “piece
of shit,” according to sources in the room. Senate Republicans have been only slightly
more charitable about the House’s three-month measure, calling it another lame procrastination
on an issue that needs to be dealt with now.

The GOP Congress is likely to dispense with the highway issue in the next few days
and skip town for a long summer break. But it won’t be any easier when lawmakers
return – far from it.

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The Senate’s Cybersecurity Bill Is in Trouble

The Senate’s on the road to shipping the House a six-year highway bill before leaving
for August recess, despite the fact House members won’t be around to debate it.

Senators voted Wednesday morning to clear the final major procedural hurdle on the
highway measure, but that could be the chamber’s last significant bill before the
August recess, even with the Senate planning to stick around for another week. Other
than advancing a three-month bill to keep transportation programs running past the
end of July, there’s little thus far on the schedule for the first week of August.

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Until tomorrow,
Lobbyit.com

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