Congressional Climate Bill Tracking

H.R. 3886 – Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act
H.R. 2646 – Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015
H.R. 1218 – Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT)
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. 2012 – Energy Policy Modernization Act 2015

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Today’s Hill Action

Senate Floor Schedule

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Freedom Caucus Position Sounds Death Knell on Budget

As the House Budget Committee prepares to mark up a budget resolution, the conservative Freedom Caucus announced Monday it has enough votes to block the measure’s passage on the House floor.

The Budget Committee sent out notice of the mark up less than hour after the Freedom Caucus gathered Monday night at Tortilla Coast and took an official position against the budget.
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White House close to finalizing new overtime rules

The White House is close to finalizing new overtime protections for millions of low-wage workers.

The Labor Department sent the long-awaited overtime rule to the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) on Tuesday for final approval.

Once the White House signs off, the Labor Department will issue the final rule. The OIRA has an incentive to move quickly: Not only is the overtime rule a pet project of President Obama’s that stem from a two-year-old executive order, and agencies are rushing to complete rules during his last year in office.

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Could the Senate Really Do Appropriations in An Election Year?

Will Democrats and Republicans really play nice on debating federal spending in an election year?

At least for the moment, hope springs eternal from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“I’m glad that Senate Democrats share my goal of considering appropriations bills in an expeditious fashion through the regular order,” the Kentucky Republican said in a statement. “Earlier this year, I asked the Appropriations Committee to accelerate their work so that we can be ready to consider individual bills as soon as mid-April.”
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