Friday, March 7, 2014

Bills Introduced – 03-06-14

There were 52 bills introduced in the House and Senate yesterday. Three of these may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 6 Latest Title: Reserved for the Speaker. Sponsor: Rep Boehner, John A. (R,OH) , Rep Gardner, Cory (R,CO)

HRES 504 Latest Title: Raising a question of the privileges of the House. Sponsor: Rep Fudge, Marcia L. (D,OH)

S 2086 Latest Title: A bill to address current emergency shortages of propane and other home heating fuels and to provide greater flexibility and information for Governors to address such emergencies in the future. Sponsor: Sen Thune, John (D,SD)

The use of the phrase ‘may be of specific interest’ today includes more than normal emphasis on ‘may’. The first two bills have no real purpose shown in their listings on, so I don’t really have any idea of what they are all about. We will see when they get printed by the GPO. I suspect that both of these are more politically motivated than normal.

The last bill is now the third bill that is designed to address the current fuel (particularly propane) shortage in many areas of the Midwest and East. I had expected the Senate to take up HR 4076 by now, but the introduction of two separate Senate bills (S 2085 and now S 2086) would tend to indicate that there is something else going on here. We will just have to wait to see these two Senate bills printed to determine what else is being addressed.

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