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Cloakroom: February 11 – February 15

House Cloakroom

Analysis:  The House has a light week planned.  The only notable legislation on the floor will be a bill to prevent a planned pay increase for federal employees for this year.

Major Floor Action:

  • HR 273 – To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees

Major Committee Action: 

  • The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on the “FHA Financial Situation.”
  • The House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on the “Impact of Sequestration on Defense.”
  • The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing on the “Federal Role in Infrastructure.”
  • The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on the “Medicare Physician Payment System.”

 

Senate Cloakroom:

Analysis:  This week the Senate will continue its consideration of the Violence Against Women Act.  Heritage has expressed deep concerns about the reauthorization of this law with respect to the efficacy of the numerous grant programs and expansion of American Indian tribal court jurisdiction. 

Major Floor Action:

  • S 47 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

Major Committee Action: 

  • The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on “Natural Gas Issues.”
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on “Immigration Revision.”
  • The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Jack Lew to the Office of Secretary of the Treasury.
  • The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on “Health Insurance Exchanges.”
  • The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the “Implementation of Financial System Overhaul.”
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