Congressional Climate Bill Tracking March 8, 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

Senate Floor Schedule

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Committee Hearings

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House Floor Schedule

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House Budget Committee to consider budget next week

The House Budget Committee will vote on a budget resolution as early as Tuesday March 15, though Wednesday March 16 is more likely, according to two aides on either side of the aisle. A full floor vote would take place the following week.

The scheduling of a markup is a victory for Speaker Paul Ryan and House Budget Chairman Tom Price as they work to bring restive conservatives on board with a budget that provides $1.07 trillion, as agreed to in a bipartisan budget deal last year. Leadership has offered to include votes on cuts to mandatory spending as an enticement to skeptical conservatives.
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Week ahead: Senators look to finish opioid bill, revive Flint

The race for the White House has put Flint’s water crisis in the spotlight – but it hasn’t been enough to move a $250 million aid package backed by Michigan’s congressional delegation.

A day after both Democratic candidates for the White House called on Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) to resign or be recalled, two Republican senators kept their holds on the bill in place.
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GOP standing firm on SCOTUS blockade

The GOP has rallied around Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal to even hold hearings on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, despite Democratic accusations of obstructionism and some Republican fretting that there could be pitfalls to a blockade.

Top party strategists maintain McConnell made the right play, even though a growing chunk of polling data shows independents aren’t feeling much love for the GOP’s stance. That political pressure is only going to increase, not to mention the election-year stakes, with Obama expected to submit a nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat as early this week.
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