May 14, 2012
This Week in Congress
The House starts its workweek considering several measures under suspension of the rules, including — coinciding with National Police Week — the National Blue Alert Act, which aims to help reduce the threat of violence against law enforcement officers.
Later in the week, the House takes up a bill that would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The chamber also considers the FY2013 defense authorization.
The Senate resumes consideration of a House reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The measure stalled last week in a dispute about offering amendments.
Appropriators in both chambers continue work on FY2013 spending bills. The House Appropriations Committee marks up Homeland Security and Military Construction-VA draft spending bills.