Energy and Climate Debate -
With Congress avoiding a government shutdown by passing a continuing resolution last week, both the House and Senate are in session this week with full schedules, including several energy and environment hearings.
The House will focus heavily on the leadership race to replace retiring Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), and will address child support (H.R. 2091), homebuyers assistance (H.R. 3192), the Native American Energy Act (H.R. 538), and crude oil export legislation (H.R. 702), and potentially reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. The Senate will consider the conference report on the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735), which the House approved last week and for which the White House has issued a veto threat, nominations, and potentially the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) and renewing highway and mass transit programs and paying for infrastructure.
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