Congressional Climate Bill Tracking September 2, 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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Intense Manhunt for Illinois Shooting Suspects
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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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September headache ahead for McConnell

September is shaping up to be a headache for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The Kentucky Republican is facing an uphill battle to reject President Obama’s nuclear
deal with Iran and is pushing back on intensifying speculation that the government
could shut down at the end of the month.

McConnell plans to take up the Iran disapproval resolution as soon as lawmakers
return to Washington after Labor Day, but he is short the 60 votes he needs to overcome
a Democratic filibuster.
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Obama, EPA Defend Clean Power Plan Against States’ Challenge

The Obama administration has called a multistate effort to delay its 15-year plan
to reduce carbon emissions “premature” and “unwarranted.”
The states face no irreparable harm from the deadlines proposed in the Clean Power
Plan, the government said in court papers filed on Monday.

The new regulations, announced by the administration and the Environmental Protection
Agency earlier this month, aim to slow climate change by dropping U.S. power plant
carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent below their 2005 levels by 2030.
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The bipartisan plan to save foster care

Congress is moving toward an overhaul of the country’s foster-care system, one that
reflects a shift in how policymakers and child-welfare experts view the problem
of keeping kids safe.

It isn’t yet clear what form legislation might ultimately take, and any agreement
could be derailed by a dispute over the debt ceiling later this year. All the same,
several lawmakers in both parties appear to be in agreement on the basic principles
of a reform. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee,
hopes to move legislation this fall, according to a spokeswoman.
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