This Week’s Update

Last week the Senate approved the conference report for the Farm Bill (H.R. 2642) and confirmed Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) to be the U.S. Ambassador to China.

This Week in Congress

  • House – The House passed the “Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act” (H.R. 3590) by a vote of 268-154; the “Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act” (H.R. 3964) by a vote of 229-191; and H.R. 2954 to authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument by a vote of 220-194.


  • Senate – The Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany the “Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act” (H.R. 2642) by a vote of 68-32. The vote to invoke cloture on the Reed amendment #2714 (3 month extension of unemployment insurance benefits paid for with pension smoothing/no UI for millionaires) to the “Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act” (S. 1845) failed by a vote 58-40 and the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.1845 failed by a vote of 55-43. The Senate confirmed Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) to be Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China


Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House is expected to consider the “Consumer Financial Protection and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013” (H.R. 3193) and the “Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act of 2013” (H.R. 3448.) The House may also consider legislation related to the Debt Limit.


  • Senate – The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the “Military Retirement Pay Restoration” bill (S. 1963).


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