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  • House and Senate Cloakroom: July 11 – July 15, 2011

    House Cloakroom: July 11 – July 15

    Analysis: The House will begin its week on Monday by considering amendments to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill.  They will then move to the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, which will rescue incandescent light bulbs from a congressional ban on their production that will soon go into effect.  One the table for the remainder of the week are a bill to reform the federal flood insurance program, the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act, the Financial Services Appropriations bill and potentially a reauthorization of the FAA.

    Major Floor Action:

    • HR 2354 – Energy and Water Appropriations
    • HR 2018 – Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act
    • HR 2417 – Better Use of Light Bulbs Act
    • HR 1309 – Flood Insurance Reform Act
    • HR 2434 – Financial Services Appropriations

    Major Committee Action:

    • The House Budget Committee will hold a hearing on “Medicare and Social Security Fiscal Issues.”
    • The House Financial Services Subcommittee on “Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises.”
    • The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on “Impact of IPAB on Medicare.”

    Senate Cloakroom: July 11 – July 15

    Analysis: Next week the Senate will continue debate on a sense of the Senate resolution that would express support for increasing taxes on millionaires as a means of reducing the deficit.  They will vote on the motion to proceed late Monday afternoon.

    Major Floor Action:


    • S 1323 – A bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit

    Major Committee Action:

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