Capital Thinking Update - April 23, 2012

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General Legislative

On Monday, April 23, 2012, the House will meet in pro forma session at 11:00 a.m. with no votes expected. On Tuesday, April 24, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House will consider the following bills under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1038, a bill to authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960; H.R. 2050, the Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act; H.R. 2157, a bill to facilitate the land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest; H.R. 2947, a bill to provide for the release of reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land conveyed in 1950 for the establishment of an airport in Cook County, Minnesota; H.R. 491, legislation to modify the boundaries of Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico, to transfer certain Bureau of Land Management land for inclusion in the national forest; and H.R. 2240, the Lowell National Historical Park Land Exchange Act of 2011. The Senate convenes at 12:00 p.m. on Monday and will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. At 2:00 p.m., the Senate will begin consideration of the motion to proceed to S. J. Res. 36, a joint resolution of disapproval of a rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation election procedures.

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