Congressional Climate Bill Tracking September 28, 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

John Boehner talks resignation on “Face the Nation”

Full Interview:

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Today’s Hill Action

Senate Floor Schedule

The Senate is not in session today.

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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Outlook: Avoiding a Shutdown, and Campaigning for Speaker

Con­gress re­turns to Wash­ing­ton on Monday with the threat of a gov­ern­ment shut­down
loom­ing at the end of the week and the cam­paign to re­place John Boehner as House
speak­er-and pos­sibly fill out the un­der­card-kick­ing in­to high gear.

The Sen­ate will vote Monday even­ing to ad­vance le­gis­la­tion that will fund
the gov­ern­ment through Dec. 11, kick­ing the can on fed­er­al spend­ing in­to
the winter and a Boehner-free Con­gress. The up­per cham­ber is ex­pec­ted to pass
the le­gis­la­tion, which main­tains fund­ing for Planned Par­ent­hood over con­ser­vat­ive
ob­jec­tions, as early as Tues­day, giv­ing the House just over 24 hours to send
the fund­ing bill to Pres­id­ent Obama’s desk.
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Boehner Resignation Sets Off Chaotic Leadership Scramble
Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement he’s stepping down sets off a leadership
scramble that, while not wholly unpredictable, puts Republicans in Congress at a
crossroads: Will they continue down a similar path of leadership or choose an entirely
new direction?

Many Republicans might publicly say they want change, but there’s good reason to
believe they will simply advance Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to speaker, and
move another Republican in leadership – Majority Whip Steve Scalise or Republican
Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers – to majority leader, which in turn
would set off an election for one of those positions.
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Right sees power grow with end of Boehner era
Speaker John Boehner’s surprise resignation is resetting the political dynamic in
Washington and boosting conservative confidence.

In the short-term, Boehner’s decision to step down makes it unlikely there will
be a government shutdown this week.

But in the medium and long-term, it will almost certainly complicate life for President
Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
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Until tomorrow,
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