Cloakroom: September 12 – September 16

House Cloakroom: September 12 – September 16

Analysis:  This week the House will complete its work on a school choice bill which would increase support for charter schools nationally.  New legislation the House is considering will include a bill to resolve the NLRB Boeing Case.  The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act will prevent the National Labor Relations Board from requiring that an employer relocate employment in all cases that come before them, thus preventing the NLRB from closing the Boeing 787 assembly line in Charleston, South Carolina.  They will also take up a short term extension of the FAA’s authority and move on the first resolution of disapproval on the debt-limit increase as laid out in the Budget Control Act.

Major Floor Action:

  • HR 2218 – Empowering Parents Through Quality Charter Schools Act
  • HR 2587 – Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act

Major Committee Action:

  • The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on the “American Energy Initiative.”
  • The House Education and Workforce Committee will hold a hearing on “Examining the Federal Role in Public School Accountability.”
  • The House Budget Committee will hold a hearing on “Tax Overhaul Issues.”
  • The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on the “EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.”

Senate Cloakroom: September 12 – September 16

Analysis:  This week the Senate will take up a House resolution that originally related to sanctions against Burma, but is expected to be changed.  Senator Reid (D-NV) is expected to change the subject and language of the bill procedurally in order to either consider a reauthorization of the FAA or a reauthorization of the highway bill or both. 

Major Floor Action:

  • HJ Res 66Approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003 (content is expected to change as indicated above)

Major Committee Action:

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