Congressional Climate Bill Tracking March 9, 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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House Floor Schedule

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Report: Obama meeting SCOTUS candidates

President Obama is actively interviewing potential replacements for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, according to a new report.

Obama is meeting with five candidates and is seriously considering three of them for the nation’s highest court, NPR reported.

The leading contenders reportedly include Merrick Garland and Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Paul Watford of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
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How Congress Could Fail Its Annual Budget Test

They completed just one time the biggest, and supposedly easiest, test of governing competence they’d set for themselves. Now the Republicans in charge of the Capitol are on the cusp of not even attempting a repeat performance.

Their tacit decision to walk away from the normal budget process, even before it has started, became clear this week. It’s the strongest evidence yet of the fundamental challenge facing the GOP as it campaigns for continued control of Congress: The party’s internal ideological frictions remain stronger than its yearning to calm an angry electorate by restoring functionality to the legislative gears.
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Comey’s FBI makes waves

The aggressive posture of the FBI under Director James Comey is becoming a political problem for the White House.

The FBI’s demand that Apple help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers has outraged Silicon Valley, a significant source of political support for President Obama and Democrats.
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