Congressional Climate Bill Tracking September 18, 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

Pelosi on GOP: ‘Shutting Down Government is the Goal’
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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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Committee Hearings

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With Boehner Squeezed, Pelosi, Reid, Obama Unified on Shutdown Strategy

While Republicans are splintering into factions and debating the merits of another
shutdown fight and yet another coup attempt against Speaker John A. Boehner, Democratic
leaders put forward a united front Thursday after huddling with President Barack
Obama for an hour and a half.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid,
D-Nev., laid out their demands to reporters late Thursday outside the West Wing.
The duo pushed for a short-term continuing resolution to keep the government open
without riders and with any additional funding equally divided between defense and
non-defense programs “dollar for dollar.”
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GOP Leaders Try to Urge Conservatives Away From a Shutdown

House Re­pub­lic­an lead­ers are try­ing a new strategy to counter hard­liners in
their con­fer­ence who want them to shut down the gov­ern­ment over fund­ing for
Planned Par­ent­hood: reas­on.

Lead­er­ship, ap­pro­pri­at­ors, cam­paign of­fi­cials and anti-abor­tion ad­voc­ates
are out in full force try­ing to dis­suade Re­pub­lic­ans from push­ing the con­fer­ence
in­to what they see as an un­winnable shut­down fight over fed­er­al fund­ing for
the wo­men’s health or­gan­iz­a­tion.
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McConnell Faces More Calls for ‘Nuclear Option’ in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s repeated ill-fated efforts to break filibusters
of legislation to reject or impose conditions on the Iran deal have had an unusual
side effect.

House Republicans, sick of being blamed for the gridlock in Congress and tired of
passing bills that never get to President Barack Obama’s desk, have begun to direct
their ire onto an unusual target: the Kentucky Republican.

McConnell is coming under increased pressure from members of his own party on the
other side of the Rotunda to employ the “nuclear option” – that is, to change Senate
precedents to allow certain measures to advance by a simple majority vote.
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