Capital Thinking: General Legislative

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Senate Legislative Activity

The Senate convened on, Monday, July 14, at 2:00 pm. After any leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business until 6:00 pm, with senators allowed to speak for up to 10 minutes each.

No roll call votes were expected, and the next roll call votes began Tuesday at 12:00 pm, including cloture votes on nominations to the Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission.

House Legislative Activity

Monday, the House met at 12:00 pm for morning hour and 2:00 pm for legislative business, with votes being postponed until 6:30 pm. The following legislation is to be considered under suspension of the rules:

  1. H.R. 5031 – The STEM Education Act of 2013;
  2. H.R. 1786 – The National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2014;
  3. H.R. 5035 – To reauthorize the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and for other purposes;
  4. H.R. 5056 – The Research and Development Efficiency Act;
  5. H.R. 5029 – The International Science and Technology Cooperation Act of 2014;
  6. H.R. 451 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 North Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Florida, as the “Richard K. Salick Post Office”;
  7. H.R. 606 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 815 County Road 23 in Tyrone, New York, as the “Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building”;
  8. H.R. 2223 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 220 Elm Avenue in Munising, Michigan, as the “Elizabeth L. Kinnunen Post Office Building”;
  9. H.R. 3534 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 113 West Michigan Avenue in Jackson, Michigan, as the “Officer James Bonneau Memorial Post Office”;
  10. H.R. 2802 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 418 Liberty Street in Covington, Indiana, as the “Fountain County Veterans Memorial Post Office”;
  11. H.R. 4355 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 201 B Street in Perryville, Arkansas, as the “Harold George Bennett Post Office”;
  12. H.R. 3027 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 442 Miller Valley Road in Prescott, Arizona, as the “Barry M. Goldwater Post Office”;
  13. H.R. 2291 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York, New York, as the “Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office”;
  14. H.R. 3085 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3349 West 111th Street in Chicago, Illinois, as the “Captain Herbert Johnson Memorial Post Office Building”;
  15. H.R. 4416 – To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 161 Live Oak Street in Miami, Arizona, as the “Staff Sergeant Manuel V. Mendoza Post Office Building”;
  16. H.R. 4193 – The Smart Savings Act, as amended;
  17. H.R. 4195 – The Federal Register Modernization Act;
  18. H.R. 4185 – The District of Columbia Courts, Public Defender Service, and Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency Act;
  19. H.R. 4197 – The All Circuit Review Extension Act; and
  20. H.R. 1192 – To redesignate Mammoth Peak in Yosemite National Park as “Mount Jessie Benton Frémont.”

Also on the House calendar for Monday was H.R. 5016 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015 (Modified Open Rule).

On Tuesday, July 15, the House met at 10:00 am for morning hour and 12:00 pm for legislative business.

The following legislation was to be considered under suspension of the rules:

  1. H.R. 3086 – Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act; and
  2. H.R. 306 – For the relief of Corina de Chalup Turcinovic.

The following legislation is also on the House calendar for tomorrow:

  • H.R. 5021 – Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (Subject to a Rule); and
  • H.R. 5016 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015 (Modified Open Rule).

Today, July 16, the House will meet at 10:00 am for morning hour and 12:00 pm for legislative business. H.R. 5016 is also on the House calendar for Wednesday.

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 am for legislative business, with last votes expected no later than 3:00 pm. The following legislation is on the House calendar for Thursday:

  • H.R. 4719 – Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2014 (Subject to a Rule); and
  • Possible consideration of H.R. 4871 – TRIA Reform Act of 2014.

No votes are expected this Friday, July 18, as the House is schedule to be in recess.

Topics:  Energy, FERC, Legislative Agendas

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