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Cloakroom: Cybersecurity and Guns

Posted By Josh Robbins On April 14, 2013 @ 3:14 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

House Cloakroom: April 15 – April 19

Analysis: This week, the House will turn its focus to cybersecurity. It will take up a bill that is intended to promote information sharing between private entities to increase their ability to manage cyber threats. The House passed a related piece of legislation last Congress and is renewing its efforts now in the 113th Congress.

Major Floor Action:

  • HR 624 [1] – Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Major Committee Action:

  • The House Judiciary [2] Committee will hold a hearing on “Civil Rights Division Oversight at Justice Department.”
  • The House Transportation [3] and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will hold a hearing on the “Water Resources Development Act.”
  • The House Science, Space and Technology [4] Subcommittee on Energy will hold a hearing on “Wind Energy Incentives Assessment.”
  • The House Financial Services [5] Committee will hold a hearing on the “Housing Finance System.”
  • The House Oversight and Government Reform [6] Committee will hold a hearing on “Postal Service Insolvency.”

Senate Cloakroom: April 15 – April 19

Analysis: This week, the Senate will continue its debate on firearms legislation. Attention is focused this week on an amendment on background checks negotiated by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Joe Manchin (D-WV). This compromise has numerous conservative concerns, as expressed in this [7] statement from Heritage Action.

Major Floor Action:

  • S 649 [8] – Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 (Firearms Bill)

Major Committee Action:

  • The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions [10] Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Thomas Perez to be Secretary of Labor.
  • The Senate Judiciary [11] Committee will hold a hearing on “Immigration Overhaul Legislation.”
  • The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs [12] Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Sylvia Burwell to the Office of Management and Budget Director.
  • The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions [10] Committee will hold a hearing on “College Affordability.”
  • The Senate Judiciary [11] Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights will hold a hearing on “Drones and Targeted Killing.”

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URLs in this post:

[1] HR 624: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.113hr624

[2] Judiciary: http://judiciary.house.gov/

[3] Transportation: http://transportation.house.gov/

[4] Science, Space and Technology: http://science.house.gov/

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

[6] Oversight and Government Reform: http://oversight.house.gov/

[7] this: http://heritageaction.com/press-releases/senators-wont-get-pass-from-heritage-action-on-gun-bill/

[8] S 649: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.113s649

[9] Amendment #715: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.113samdt715

[10] Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: http://www.help.senate.gov/

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

[12] Homeland Security and Government Affairs: http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/

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