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This week, both the House and the Senate are back in Washington following the Independence Day work period.

Floor Schedule
This week, the House is expected to consider the “Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014” (H.R. 2069), the “National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013” (H.R. 761) and possibly the “Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014” (H.R. 2410).  No votes are expected in the House on Friday.  READ MORE

 
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Floor Schedule
The House and the Senate are back in Washington for one final week before the Independence Day District Work Period.  The Senate returned Monday to resume consideration of S. 744, the immigration reform bill.  The Senate is expected to complete consideration of this bill before recessing.  The House returned on Tuesday and considered several bills under Suspension of the Rules, including H.R. 2383, a bill to designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge”.  Later in the week, the House is expected to consider H.R.1613, the "Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act";  and H.R.2231, the "Offshore Energy and Jobs Act". 

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Floor Schedule

The House and the Senate are both in session today, with the House scheduled to consider bills under suspension of the rules before beginning consideration of the “Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013” or the Farm Bill (H.R. 1947).  No votes are expected in the House on Friday.  Meanwhile, the Senate will consider judicial nominations today before resuming consideration of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S.744).  READ MORE
 
This week, both the House and the Senate are in session.

Floor Schedule
The Senate returned on Monday and continued consideration of S. 954, the Farm Bill.  The Senate will also resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 744, the comprehensive immigration reform bill.  Read More


 
After a week-long district work period, the House and the Senate are both in Washington this week to begin a work period that will take them up to Independence Day. 

Summer Agenda
The agenda for the summer work periods is starting to come into focus.  The House is expected to spend much of the next two months working on spending bills, defense authorization, immigration reform and reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act.  The Senate is expected to finish the Farm Bill this week and then turn to immigration reform, which proponents hope will be completed by Independence Day.  Mixed into this broad agenda, Congress faces a deadline to keep the interest rate on federal direct student loans from doubling at the end of the month; the House passed legislation on this matter before recessing in May.  READ MORE
 
Congress This Week
Floor Schedule
The House will convened on Monday and considered bills on the suspension calendar.  For the remainder of the week, the House is expected to consider H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act (Keystone XL pipeline) as well as H.R. 1911, the Smarter Solutions for Students Act.  Read More

 
Floor Schedule
The House convened at 2 p.m. on Monday and considered bills on the suspension calendar.  For the remainder of the week, the House is expected to consider H.R. 45, a bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care–related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.  In addition, the House will consider H.R. 1062, the SEC Regulatory Accountability Act.  Read More
 
Both the House and Senate are in session this week after having spent last week in their districts and states.  The next scheduled district work period is schedule for the week of May 27.

Floor Schedule
The House returned on Monday and considered bills under suspension of the rules.  On Wednesday, the House and the Senate is meeting in joint session for the purposes of receiving an address by the Honorable Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea.  During legislative session this week, the House will consider debt prioritization legislation, the “Full Faith and Credit Act” (H.R. 807). The House will also consider the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013” (H.R. 1406).   READ MORE (log in required)
 
On Friday, Congressman Ron Barber (D-AZ) joined a growing list of 94 House members that have cosponsored H.R. 688, The Credit Union Small Business Jobs Creation Act.  The bill would raise the credit union member business lending cap from 12.25% of assets to 27.5% of assets. This is the first time that Barber, who represents Arizonans 3rd congressional district, has signed onto our MBL legislation. Barber was first elected during a 2013 Special Election when he won the seat after it was vacated by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. He won reelection only four months later in the November General Election. The Association endorsed him in both elections. Barber joins Congressmen Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Jared Polis (D-CO) as MBL cosponsors from the Associations tri-state region.
 
A State Legislative Update Has Been Posted
State legislative updates are provided regularly as a resource for Association member credit unions during each states' legislative session.   A new update has been posted this week and my be accessed along with past updates with your member log in account at the following link: mwcua.com/state-legislative-updates