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This Week in Congress: May 19 — 23

House

Analysis: This week the House will vote on the NDAA. The House may also vote on the WRRDA conference report. Though some back-logged projects were deuathorized in the conference, there is still room for much greater reform, and billions of dollars worth of back-logged projects still remain in the bill. It also adds 11 new projects, making it more similar to what Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) 6% and the Democratic Senate put out. It also does little to put us on a path toward prioritizing the Army Corps’ mission, which is dealing with $60-$80 billion in backlogged projects.

Major Floor Action

  • H. Rept. 113-449 – Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014
  • H.R. 4435National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

Major Committee Action

  • The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing entitled “Boko Haram: The Growing Threat to Schoolgirls, Nigeria, and Beyond.”

Senate

Analysis: This week the Senate may vote on the National Women’s History Museum, which we key voted against in the House.

Major Floor Action

  • H.R. 863Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women’s History Museum Act of 2013

Major Committee Action

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