Congressional Climate Bill Tracking March 18, 2016

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

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So it Begins: Garland’s Afternoon in the Senate

Judge Merrick Garland learned Thursday that there’s no blarney in the claims that the Supreme Court nomination process is grueling.

Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, got his first taste of the scrutiny he will face as President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, roughly 24 hours after he was thrust into the spotlight.

On Thursday afternoon, Garland came face-to-face with the press and the senators who are hoping to confirm him.
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Marco Rubio Returns to the Capitol — But Not Electoral Politics

If Florida Sen. Marco Rubio needed a hug after the devastating loss in his home state that ended his bid for the Republican nomination, his colleagues were there for him, greeting him warmly as he returned to vote Thursday.

Then he turned his attention to questions about his political future.

Rubio came back to the Capitol in the afternoon and after taking his first vote this month, declared to a small group of reporters that he would finish out his term and would not seek electoral office any time soon.- See more at:

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Senate Intel encryption bill nears release

Senate Intelligence Committee leaders could soon release a draft of a long-awaited bill that would give law enforcement access to encrypted data.

The language may be circulated in the next few days, committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told The Hill on Thursday.

The bill is undergoing final technical edits in response to Department of Justice (DOJ) comments that were received late Wednesday, Burr added.
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