This Week’s Update

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

This Week in Congress

  • House – The House passed the “Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2013” (H.R. 5743), the “Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2013” (H.R. 5854), and the Senate amended “National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act” (H.R. 5740). The House began consideration of the “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013” (H.R. 5325). The House also approved several bills under suspension of the rules, including the “Food and Drug Administration Reform Act of 2012” (H.R. 5651), the “Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2012” (H.R. 3310), and the “WMD Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2011” (H.R. 2764).

 

  • Senate – The Senate was not in session.

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House is scheduled to finish consideration of the “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013” (H.R. 5325) and begin consideration of the “Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2013” (H.R. 5882), the “Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2011” (H.R. 436), and the “Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013” (H.R. 5855).

 

  • Senate – The Senate is scheduled to begin consideration of the “Paycheck Fairness Act” (S. 3220).

 

 

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