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  • Cloakroom: September 9 - September 13

    House Cloakroom:

    Analysis: This week, the House may move its attention to a food stamp bill that would reduce spending by $40 billion by eliminating USDA waivers for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDS). The reduction is far below the $135 billion (over 10 years) cut called for by the House-passed Ryan budget. The House may also consider legislation that would prohibit the federal government from subsidizing health insurance coverage under Obamacare’s insurance exchanges until a verification process is established for the eligibility of those receiving subsidies.

    Major Floor Action:

    • H.R. ____ – Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act 
    • H.R. 2775 – No Subsidies Without Verification Act
    • H.R. ____ – Continuing Resolution
    • S. 157 - Denali National Park Improvement Act 
    • S. 256 - A bill to amend Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa

    Major Committee Action:

    • The Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday to examine the challenges and burdens on employers and states as a result of Obamacare.

    Senate Cloakroom:

    Analysis: This week, the Senate will vote on the authorization of use of military force (AUMF) in Syria, which was passed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a vote of 10 to 7.

    Major Floor Action: 

    • S. J. Res. ____ – To authorize the limited and specified use of the United States Armed Forces against Syria.

    Major Committee Action: 

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