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Cloakroom: June 17 – June 21

Posted By Josh Robbins On June 16, 2013 @ 3:00 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

House Cloakroom

Analysis: This week, the House will take up its version of the farm bill. Like the Senate bill that has already passed, it is a nearly $1 trillion reauthorization of food stamps and agriculture subsidies. The Heritage Foundation has compiled a list of 20 unjustified programs [1] in the bill, including a tax on Christmas trees. Also on the floor next week will be a bill banning abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks, when unborn babies are capable of feeling pain.

Major Floor Action:

  • HR 1947 [2] – Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
  • HR 1797 [3] – District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Major Committee Action:

  • The House Judiciary [4] Committee will hold a markup of the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act.
  • The House Education and the Workforce [5] Committee will hold a markup of the Student Success Act.
  • The House Ways and Means [6] Subcommittee on Social Security will hold a hearing on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program.
  • The House Ways and Means [6] Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on the Medicare Trustees Report.

Senate Cloakroom

Analysis: This week, debate will continue on the Senate Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration reform bill. The Heritage Foundation has a new paper pointing out that the bill does not require those who are given amnesty to pay all their back taxes [7]. This is just one of many problems with the bill.

Major Floor Action:

  • S 744 [8] – Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

Major Committee Action:


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URLs in this post:

[1] 20 unjustified programs: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/06/12/20-completely-unjustified-programs-in-the-house-farm-bill/

[2] HR 1947: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.113hr1947

[3] HR 1797: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.113hr1797

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

[5] Education and the Workforce: http://edworkforce.house.gov/

[6] Ways and Means: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/

[7] back taxes: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/06/senate-immigration-bill-does-not-require-payment-of-all-back-taxes

[8] S 744: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.113s744

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

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

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