Cloakroom: November 28 – December 2

House Cloakroom: November 28 – December 2

Analysis: This week the House will take up several regulatory reform bills.  The Regulatory Accountability Act would increase the requirements an executive agency has to meet in the rule making process as well as expand judicial review of legislation.  The House will also take up the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act that would prevent micro-unions.

Major Floor Action:

  • HR 527 – Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act
  • HR 3010 – Regulatory Accountability Act
  • HR 3094 – Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
  • HR 3463 – To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns and party conventions and by terminating the Election Assistance Commission.
Major Committee Action:

  • The House Financial Services Committee will hold a markup of the Small Company Jobs Growth and Regulatory Relief Act (HR 3213)
  • The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on the “FHA Single Family Insurance Fund.”
  • The House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment will hold a hearing on the “EPA Science Assessment.”
Senate Cloakroom: November 28 – December 2
Analysis: When the Senate returns from the Thanksgiving holiday this week they are expected to vote on an extension of the payroll tax cut.  This vote will follow the conclusion of work on the Defense Department Reauthorization bill.  There are many other issues the Senate could take up depending on the week’s timing, including additional appropriations bills and a Balanced Budget Amendment, which they are required by the Budget Control Act to vote on before the end of the year.


Major Floor Action:

  • Payroll Tax Cut Extenison
  • S 1867 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

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