This Week’s Update

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

This Week in Congress

  • House – The House approved the “Domestic Energy and Jobs Act” (H.R. 4480), the “Conservation and Economic Growth Act” (H.R. 2578), and the House amendment to the “Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act” (S. 3187).

 

  • Senate – The Senate approved the “Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012” (S. 3240).

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House will consider the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (H.R. 5972) FY 2013 Appropriations bill. The House may consider the FY 2013 Appropriations Bills for Agriculture, Rural Development, and FDA (H.R. 5973). The House may also consider a privileged resolution finding Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. in contempt of Congress. It is likely that the House will consider legislation to address student loan interest rates and the Surface Transportation conference report.

 

  • Senate – The Senate will consider of the “Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2011” (S. 1940) and the House-amended “Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act” (S. 3187). It is likely that the Senate will also consider legislation to address student loan interest rates and the Surface Transportation conference report.

 

 

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