Congressional Climate Bill Tracking October 1, 2015

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Congressional Climate Bill Tracking

S. 1177 – Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
H.R. 2646 – Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015
S. 1146 – Healthy School Meals Flexibility Act
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. 108 – Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency Act of 2015
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Video of the Day

Torrential Rain, Flash Floods Hit Northeast Ahead of Hurricane Joaquin
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Today’s Hill Action

Senate Floor Schedule

The Senate is not in session today.

Committee Hearings
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House Floor Schedule

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Committee Hearings

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Congress Averts a Government Shutdown-for Now

Con­gress has aver­ted a mid­night shut­down, as the House on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon
fol­lowed the Sen­ate’s ex­ample by eas­ily passing a tem­por­ary spend­ing bill
fund­ing the gov­ern­ment through Dec. 11.

The stop­gap meas­ure passed the Sen­ate 78 to 20 and then cleared the House on
a 277-151 vote, des­pite the op­pos­i­tion of dozens of con­ser­vat­ives with ob­jec­tions
to any pack­age that con­tin­ues to fund Planned Par­ent­hood. Videos re­leased
by an an­ti­abor­tion group charge that the or­gan­iz­a­tion is il­leg­ally selling
fetal tis­sue for a profit; Planned Par­ent­hood vig­or­ously denies the al­leg­a­tions.
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House votes to prevent shutdown – with 151 GOP ‘no’ votes

Congress sent President Obama legislation on Wednesday to prevent a government shutdown,
following a 277-151 vote in the House that will keep federal agencies funded through
Dec. 11.

More Republicans voted against the spending bill than in favor of it, however.
Republicans objected to the inclusion of money for Planned Parenthood in the measure,
leading 151 GOP lawmakers to vote against the bill, compared to only 91 who supported
it.
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Report: Biden to skip first Dem debate

Vice President Joe Biden is not expected to participate in the first Democratic
presidential debate on October 13, CNN reported Thursday, a sign he is delaying
his decision whether to jump into the 2016 race.

Biden is not preparing for the debate, which will take place in Las Vegas, according
to several Democrats who spoke to CNN. Instead, the vice president is likely to
announce his 2016 plans in the second half of October.
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