Congressional Climate Bill Tracking September 8, 2015

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Video of the Day

Obama Adds Paid Sick Leave for Fed. Contractors
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Congress returns

The peace and quiet on Capitol Hill over the last five weeks is coming to an end.
Iran will take center stage this week in both the House and Senate as lawmakers’
first order of business upon their return Tuesday from the August recess.
Enough Senate Democrats have announced support for the international accord on Iran’s
nuclear program to sustain President Obama’s veto of a disapproval resolution. House
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also expressed confidence last week that
her caucus will vote in sufficient numbers to protect the president’s veto, since
more than 100 House Democrats have announced their support.
Read more ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Countdown to shutdown begins

Congress returns from its long summer vacation Tuesday to an all-out, three-week
sprint to avert a government shutdown – and no apparent plan yet to quell the conservative
rebellion over Planned Parenthood that has dramatically increased the odds of a
closure.

The mad dash – just 10 legislative work days to solve the shutdown crisis, in between
major votes on the Iran nuclear deal and the first-ever papal address to a joint
session of Congress – presents a major test for Republican leaders in both chambers
who vowed to end crisis-driven legislating.
Read More ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Congress Veers Closer to Social Security Cliff

Paul Ry­an has em­phas­ized re­form­ing the So­cial Se­cur­ity dis­ab­il­ity pro­gram
so that dis­abled work­ers have more in­cent­ive to go back to work. Sources on
and off Cap­it­ol Hill, lib­er­al and con­ser­vat­ive, say that House Re­pub­lic­ans
are now shap­ing a pro­pos­al in pur­suit of that goal.

But de­pend­ing on the fi­nal form it takes, the policy could be­come a polit­ic­al
flash point between Re­pub­lic­ans and Demo­crats-and com­plic­ate Con­gress’s ef­forts
to avert a 20 per­cent be­ne­fit cut to 9 mil­lion dis­abled work­ers and their
fam­il­ies next year.
Read more ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Until tomorrow,
Lobbyit.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~