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 “Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012” (H.R. 6169), the “Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012” (H.R. 8), the “Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act of 2012” (H.R. 1905), and the “Agriculture Disaster Assistance Act of 2012” (H.R. 6233). The House also approved H.R. 5986, which extends preferential treatment to garments produced in Africa, renews a Central American trade pact, and renews import restrictions on Myanmar.


  • Senate – The Senate failed to invoke cloture on the “Cybersecurity Act of 2012” (S. 3414). Additionally, the Senate approved H.R. 5986, clearing the trade package for the President’s signature.

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House is in recess until September 10, 2012.


  • Senate – The Senate is also in recess until September 10.


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