Congressional Climate Bill Tracking
H.R. 2775 – Remote Transaction Parity Act of 2015
H.R. 1218 – Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT)
H.R. 612 – National Right-to-Work Act
H.R. 467 – STEM Opportunities Act of 2015
S. 2012 – Energy Policy Modernization Act 2015
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Today’s Hill Action
Senate Floor Schedule
4:00 p.m.: Convene and begin a period of morning business.
There are no committee hearings scheduled today.
House Floor Schedule
The House is not in session today.
10:00 a.m.: Hearing: Full Committee Hearing: Ongoing Intelligence Activities Closed
10:00 a.m.: Legislative Hearing on the Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area
10:00 a.m.: Hearing entitled “Examining the SECs Agenda, Operations, and FY 2018 Budget Request”
10:30 a.m.: Hearing: Disrupter Series: Self-Driving Cars
11:30 a.m.: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 866 and H.R. 1484
5:00 p.m.: Markup: A Supplemental Funding Resolution of Original Jurisdiction
Obama warns GOP on healthcare: ‘Now comes the hard part’
President Obama said he thinks Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare will get harder now that they have the responsibility of governing.
At a press conference Monday, Obama noted that while repealing his signature law has long been a “holy grail” for Republicans, the GOP will have to contend with the real-world consequences such action would have for the 20 million people who gained health coverage under the law.
In addition to winning the White House, the GOP also maintained its House and Senate
“It’s one thing to characterize this thing as not working when it’s just an abstraction, now suddenly you’re in charge and you’re gonna repeal it,” Obama said. “OK, well what happens to those 20 million people who have health insurance? Are you going to just kick them off and suddenly they don’t have health insurance?”
Vladimir Putin Phones Donald Trump to Discuss Russia-U.S. Relations, Terrorism
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump agreed to “normalize” the increasingly tense relationship between Russia and the U.S. through trade and the “principles of equality,” the Kremlin said in a statement Monday.
The Russian president and the American president-elect spoke by phone, the statement said, adding that Putin called to again congratulate Trump and wish him “success in implementing the election agenda.”
Trump’s transition team confirmed the call, stating that the pair discussed “a range of issues, including the threats and challenges facing the United States and Russia.” The statement added that Trump “is very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and the people of Russia.”
Democrats clash over the future of the Obama coalition
At the White House and in a series of conference calls Monday, Democrats wrestled with the one question that preoccupies the party after Donald Trump’s stunning victory: What to do about the Obama coalition?
Neither President Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton explicitly framed it that way in their private and public conversations with party members Monday. But the looming question colored their remarks to shell-shocked operatives and activists, and it serves as the backdrop for the brewing battle over the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee – a fight that some Democrats are terrified will devolve into a three-month factional war over the party’s identity, rather than a difference of opinion over party tactics.
Speaking in terms of a Democratic Party at a crossroads during his news conference Monday, President Obama said he would try not to “big-foot” the party’s conversation about the future.