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Legislative Week of July 28, 2014 – August 1, 2014
Congress Scheduled to Adjourn for Summer Recess at the End of the Week:
Congress has a busy agenda this week as they plan to start the Summer Congressional Recess later this week. The agenda includes possibly considering supplemental spending dealing with the border crisis, finalizing a patch for the Highway Trust Fund, and a possible compromise between the House and Senate VA Conferees reforming the Veterans Affairs Department.
The House and Senate have scheduled their final legislative days to Thursday. They are scheduled to return from recess on September 8, 2014.
Senate Legislative Activity
The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM. Following Leader Remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume debate on Executive Calendar #929, Pamela Harris to be US Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, post-cloture. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to confirmation on the votes on the following nominations with several expected to be voice votes:
• Executive Calendar #929, Pamela Harris to be US Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
• Executive Calendar #913, Joseph Mohorovic to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
• Executive Calendar #915, Elliot Kaye to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
• Executive Calendar #916, Elliot Kaye to be Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
• Executive Calendar #744, Brian McKeon to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.
House Legislative Activity
MONDAY, JULY 28TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 935 - Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Gibbs / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
2) H.R. 4156 - Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
3) H.R. 4838 - To redesignate the railroad station located at 2955 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "30th Street Station", as the "William H. Gray III 30th Street Station" (Sponsored by Rep. Chaka Fattah / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
4) S. 1799 - The Victims of Child Abuse Act (Sponsored by Sen. Chris Coons / Judiciary Committee)
5) H.J.Res. 105 - Conferring honorary citizenship on Bernardo de Galvez y Madrid, Viscount of Galveston and Count of Galvez (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Judiciary Committee)
6) H.R. 1771 - The North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2014, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)
7) H.R. 4490 - United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)
8) H.R. 3202 - The Essential Transportation Worker Identification Credential Assessment Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee / Homeland Security Committee)
9) H.R. 3846 - The United States Customs and Border Protection Authorization Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Candice Miller / Homeland Security Committee)
10) H.R. 3696 - The National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, as amended
(Sponsored by Rep. Mike McCaul / Homeland Security Committee)
11) H.R. 2952 - The Critical Infrastructure Research and Development Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick Meehan / Homeland Security Committee)
12) H.R. 3107 - The Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Yvette Clarke / Homeland Security Committee)
13) H.R. 4250 - Sunscreen Innovation Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Whitfield / Energy and Commerce Committee)
14) H.R. 594 - Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Burgess / Energy and Commerce Committee)
15) H.R. 3635 - Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Kerry Bentivolio / Oversight & Government Reform Committee)
16) H.R. 4919 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 715 Shawan Falls Drive in Dublin, Ohio, as the ‘‘Lance Corporal Wesley G. Davids and Captain Nicholas J. Rozanski Memorial Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick Tiberi / Oversight & Government Reform Committee)
TUESDAY, JULY 29TH AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House will at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.
On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.
On Friday, no votes are expected in the House.
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 4994 - IMPACT Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Dave Camp / Ways & Means Committee)
2) H.R. 4709 - Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014, as amended
(Sponsored by Rep. Tom Marino / Energy and Commerce Committee)
3) H.R. 4626 - SAFE Act Confidentiality and Privilege Enhancement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito / Financial Services Committee)
4) H.R. 5062 - Examination and Supervisory Privilege Parity Act of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Perlmutter / Financial Services Committee)
5) H.R. 4809 - To reauthorize the Defense Production Act, to improve the Defense Production Act Committee, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Campbell / Financial Services Committee)
6) H.R. 3896 - To amend the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act to provide a definition of recreational vessel (Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz / Education & the Workforce Committee)
H.R. 4315 - 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Doc Hastings / Natural Resources Committee)
H.Res. 676 - Providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Sessions / Rules Committee / House Administration Committee)
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