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Congressional Climate Bill Tracking

H.R. 2775 – Remote Transaction Parity Act of 2015

H.R. 1218 – Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT) 

H.R. 2646 – Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015

H.R. 612 – National Right-to-Work Act

H.R. 467 – STEM Opportunities Act of 2015

S. 191 – Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Act of 2015

S. 2012 – Energy Policy Modernization Act 2015

H.R. 2577 – Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
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Video of the Day

Clinton, Trump battle for crucial New Hampshire votes
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Today’s Hill Action
Senate Floor Schedule
2:30 p.m.: Convene for a pro forma session.
Committee Hearings
There are no committee hearings scheduled today.
House Floor Schedule
The House is not in session today.
Committee Hearings
There are no committee hearings scheduled today.
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Pentagon to request $6B more war funding
The Pentagon is planning to request about $6 billion more war funding to pay for troop activity in Iraq, Afghanistan and other war costs, according to its comptroller. Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord toldBloomberg as much as $3 billion would be used to retain 8,400 troops in Afghanistan through next year instead of drawing down to 5,500 as previously planned. The money would also pay for three gradual increases in U.S. troop levels in Iraq earlier this year. The official authorized level is 5,262, though there are about 800 to 900 more who serve on temporary duty, and aren’t counted in those numbers. Read more.
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Ohio using National Guard cybersecurity team to protect elections
Ohio’s secretary of state will use the National Guard’s cybersecurity team to bolster cybersecurity, The Associated Press is reporting. Jon Husted, a Republican, will also take advantage of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and private security experts to shore up election systems, according to the news service. DHS announced this week that 46 states are taking the agency up on its offer to help. Both Democrats and Republicans have expressed concerns that the elections may be hacked. Democrats say they fear Russia, a country implicated in hacking a number of political entities already this election season. Republicans who have accepted Donald Trump’s allegations of impropriety, meanwhile, say they fear the Democrats are rigging the election. Read more.
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How The Election Could Get Even Crazier on November 9
In just a few days, this utterly not-of-this-world election will come to an end, and we can start trying to make sense of what has happened. Or maybe not. With the race apparently tightening in its final days, following FBI Director James Comey’s bombshell disclosure on Friday, we could be entering a twilight zone on November 9 that will make the 37-day struggle to pick a president in 2000 look like business as usual. In fact, we may face not one but a series of genuine constitutional crises. It begins somewhere around dawn on Wednesday, November 9, when we discover that the election has ended in a 269-269 tie. The odds are still heavily against it, but when you realize that there are close contests in states both blue and red, when Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Arizona, Utah and Alaska are in doubt, it’s at least a plausible outcome. Read More.
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Until tomorrow,
Lobbyit.com
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