Congressional Climate Bill Tracking September 3, 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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State Department Defends Classifying Some Clinton Emails
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Today’s Hill Action

Senate Floor Schedule

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The Senate’s next Iran battle

With the survival of President Barack Obama’s Iran deal now all but assured, fans
and foes of the accord are pivoting to 10 Democratic holdouts in the Senate.
In one sense, some of the political pressure is off for these Democrats since they
won’t be the decisive vote that will keep the Iran agreement alive. That designation
went to retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland on Wednesday when she became
the 34th senator to back the accord – and ensured that when Obama vetoes a measure
to kill the deal, Republicans won’t have the votes to override him.
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Papal Address Comes With Complications for Both Parties

With his ongoing criticisms of hardline immigration policies and consistent warnings
about climate change, Pope Francis’ address to Congress later this month is starting
to look a little uncomfortable for Republicans – especially Catholics such as Speaker
John A. Boehner, who invited the religious leader to speak.

This week, with the pope’s new comments on abortion, Democrats got a reminder that
the head of the world’s largest church can make politicians from either party squirm.
Francis announced Tuesday a “Year of Mercy,” beginning in December, during which
priests worldwide are empowered to offer forgiveness to women who have undergone
abortions, which the church still considers a “moral evil.”
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The Plot Against Planned Parenthood and John Boehner

It has be­come an an­nu­al har­binger of au­tumn in this era of di­vided gov­ern­ment:
The cal­en­dar swings from Au­gust to Septem­ber, Con­gress re­turns from its long
sum­mer break, and Re­pub­lic­an lead­ers try to fig­ure out how to keep the fed­er­al
lights on past the end of the month.

In 2013, John Boehner gave in to Sen. Ted Cruz and his con­ser­vat­ive al­lies in
the House, and the gov­ern­ment shut downfor two weeks in a failed fight over Obama­care.
A year ago, Boehner and Mitch Mc­Con­nell suc­ceeded in twice put­ting off a los­ing
battle over im­mig­ra­tion un­til after they could wrest con­trol of the Sen­ate
from the Demo­crats.
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