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House and Senate Cloakroom: September 19 – September 23, 2011

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House and Senate Cloakroom: September 19 – September 23, 2011

On 09.20.11 07:00 AM posted by Josh Robbins


House Cloakroom: September 19 – September 23

Analysis: The two major items on the House floor this week with be the Continuing Resolution and the TRAIN Act.* The Continuing Resolution would provide funding for the government through November 18th as Congress continues work on an appropriations package for the remainder of the fiscal year.* Once work on that is completed during the middle of the week they move to the TRAIN Act which will create an interagency committee to complete cost-benefit analyses of EPA regulations.

Major Floor Action:
  • HJ Res 79 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2012
  • HR 2401 – The Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act
Major Committee Action:
  • The House*Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on “ANWR, Jobs, Energy and Deficit Reduction.”
  • The House*Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education will hold a hearing on “Education Policy Overhaul.”
  • The House*Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures will hold a hearing on “Energy and Tax Policy Issues.”
  • The House*Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on the “NASA Spaceflight Assessment and Outlook.”
  • The House*Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing on “NLRB Oversight.”
Senate Cloakroom: September 19 – September 23

Analysis: This week the Senate will take up a trade bill reviving the Generalized System of Preferences, which gives tariff preferences to developing nations.* This bill is expected to be the vehicle for Trade Adjustment Assistance, a controversial program that was expanded greatly by the stimulus in early 2009.* The Senate is also expected to move on a Continuing Resolution towards the end of the week once it passes the House.



Major Floor Action:


  • HR 2832 – To extend the Generalized System of Preferences, and for other purposes (expected to include Trade Adjustment Assistance)
  • HJ Res 79 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2012

Major Committee Action:
  • The Senate*Budget Committee will hold a hearing on “Job Creation.”
  • The Senate*Finance Committee will hold a hearing on “Tax Overhaul Options.”
  • The Senate*Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development will hold a hearing on “Ideas to Clear Out Foreclosed Properties.”
  • The Senate*Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a markup of the “Homeland Security Reauthorization.”

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