This Week’s Update

This week’s Washington Update covers: taxes; financial services; energy and environment; and defense.

This Week in Congress

  • House – The House approved the “Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare Act” (H.R. 5).


  • Senate – The Senate approved the “Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act of 2011” (H.R. 3606) and the House-passed version of the “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act” (S. 2038), sending S. 2038 to the President.

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House will consider the “Budget Resolution for FY 2013” (H. Con. Res. __), the “Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2012” (H.R. 3309) and a three month extension of Surface Transportation Programs (H.R. __). The House will also consider three financial services bills under suspension of the rules: the “Swap Execution Facility Clarification Act” (H.R. 2586); the “Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2011” (H.R. 2682); and a bill to “Exempt inter-affiliate swaps from certain regulatory requirements put in place by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” (H.R. 2779).


  • Senate – The Senate will begin consideration of a bill “to eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy and energy conservation” (S. 2204). The Senate may also consider the “21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012” (S. 1789).



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