Congressional Climate Bill Tracking October 26, 2016

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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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With only two weeks to go, Clinton and Trump focus on Florida
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Today’s Hill Action
Senate Floor Schedule
10:30 a.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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Congress knew about bonus claw backs, says general
Congress knew the National Guard Bureau was seeking to recoup bonuses from troops who were encouraged to reenlist at the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,
its chief said Wednesday. Soldiers say they are now facing interest charges, threats of wage garnishment and tax liens. The issue has sparked an outcry from Congress, with dozens of lawmakers calling on the Pentagon to halt recoupment efforts. But Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel said Congress had been told years ago about the effort. “It is true. We did tell Congress that we found this…I think it was in 2012 that we reported, ‘Hey, we found this,'” Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told defense reporters at a breakfast roundtable.
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Power plants, defense contractors leak data through pagers
Nuclear power plants, chemical plants, defense contractors and other highly sensitive industries are leaking information through continued use of pagers, demonstrates a new report. Pagers, technology that has been out of vogue with the public since the rise of  the cell phone, are still used to send automated messages from industrial systems or building automation systems. They are a way to make sure that employees can get critical updates – including alarms – even when they are away from consoles. But legacy pagers systems use no form of encryption to send data over the air. Researchers at Trend Micro note that with little more than a $20 dongle anyone can intercept and understand the messages.
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U.S. judge approves $14.7 billion deal in VW diesel scandal
A U.S. judge on Tuesday approved one of the biggest corporate settlements on record, Volkswagen AG’s (VOWG_p.DE) $14.7 billion deal arising from its diesel emissions cheating scandal, and the German automaker said it would begin buying back polluting cars in mid-November. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco signed off on VW’s settlement with federal and California regulators and the owners of the 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles in a pivotal moment for the world’s No. 2 automaker as it tries to move past a scandal that has engulfed it for more than a year.
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