Federal Relations

July 27, 2009

This Week on Capitol Hill, July 27-31



·        The House legislative business begins at 2 p.m.  To be considered, under suspension of the rules, are a number of bills involving veterans’ benefits, flood insurance and housing.

·        The Senate convenes 3 p.m. to consider S 1436, the Energy-Water Spending bill; no roll call votes expected.


Tuesday and Remainder of the Week:

·        The House legislative business begins at noon Tuesday; 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. Friday. Under consideration (under suspension of the rules) will be a food safety bill and a corporate compensation bill.  The House will also attempt to finish its fiscal 2010 appropriations process with the Defense spending bill.

·        The Senate will consider S 1436, Energy-Water Spending bill;  S 1407, Military Construction-VA spending; and S 1406, Agriculture spending.  Roll call votes expected.



Tuesday (July 28):

In the House:

·        Energy and Commerce marks up HR 3200, Health Care Overhaul  

·        Financial Services marks up HR 3269, Executive Compensation

·        Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing on Wildlife Conservation

·        Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing on Unconventional Fuels.

·        Select Energy Independence & Global Warming  full committee hearing on Energy Technologies

In the Senate:

·        Judiciary votes on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to be associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and other pending nominations.

·        Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee marks up its draft fiscal 2010 spending bill.

·        Commerce, Science & Transportation full committee hearing on climate services.


Wednesday (July 29):

In the House:

·        Natural Resources marks up HR 1916 on migratory birds; HR 481 on scenic trails; HR 1641 on marine trails; HR 905 pm Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary; and HR 1771 and HR 1053 on Chesapeake Bay administration

·        Science and Technology marks up HR 3246 on vehicle technologies; HR 3165 on wind energy; HR 3029 on gas turbines; and HR 3247 on social and behavioral sciences research

In the Senate:

·     Transportation-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee marks up its fiscal 2010spending bill.

·     Select Energy Independence & Global Warming full committee hearing on Technology Property in the Global Climate


Thursday (July 30):

In the Senate:

·     Appropriations marks up draft fiscal 2010 Labor-HHS-Education and Transportation-HUD spending bills.

·        Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee marks up S J Res 7, to require that all U.S. senators be elected by the people of their respective states.

·        Environment & Public Works full committee hearing on “Climate Change and National Security”


     Friday (July 31):

     In the House:

·        Judiciary Subcommittee markup on Immigration, Citizenship Refugees and International Law Bills.



Source: CQ Today Print Edition