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Cloakroom: February 11 – February 15

Posted By Josh Robbins On February 11, 2013 @ 3:26 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

House Cloakroom

Analysis: The House has a light week planned. The only notable legislation on the floor will be a bill to prevent a planned pay increase for federal employees for this year.

Major Floor Action:

  • HR 273 [1] – To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for federal employees

Major Committee Action:

  • The House Financial Services [2] Committee will hold a hearing on the “FHA Financial Situation.”
  • The House Armed Services [3] Committee will hold a hearing on the “Impact of Sequestration on Defense.”
  • The House Transportation and Infrastructure [4] Committee will hold a hearing on the “Federal Role in Infrastructure.”
  • The House Energy and Commerce [5] Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on the “Medicare Physician Payment System.”

Senate Cloakroom

Analysis: This week, the Senate will continue its consideration of the Violence Against Women Act. Heritage has expressed deep concerns [6] about the reauthorization of this law with respect to the efficacy of the numerous grant programs and expansion of American Indian tribal court jurisdiction.

Major Floor Action:

  • S 47 [7] – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

Major Committee Action:

  • The Senate Energy and Natural Resources [8] Committee will hold a hearing on “Natural Gas Issues.”
  • The Senate Judiciary [9] Committee will hold a hearing on “Immigration Revision.”
  • The Senate Finance [10] Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Jack Lew to the Office of Secretary of the Treasury.
  • The Senate Finance [10] Committee will hold a hearing on “Health Insurance Exchanges.”
  • The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs [11] Committee will hold a hearing on the “Implementation of Financial System Overhaul.”

 


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URLs in this post:

[1] HR 273: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.113hr273

[2] Financial Services: http://financialservices.house.gov/

[3] Armed Services: http://armedservices.house.gov/

[4] Transportation and Infrastructure: http://transportation.house.gov/

[5] Energy and Commerce: http://energycommerce.house.gov/

[6] deep concerns: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/03/the-violence-against-women-act-reauthorization-fundamentally-flawed

[7] S 47: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.113s47

[8] Energy and Natural Resources: http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/

[9] Judiciary: http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/

[10] Finance: http://www.finance.senate.gov/

[11] Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs: http://www.banking.senate.gov/public/

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