Friday, September 25, 2015

Bills Introduced – 09-24-15

Yesterday, with both the House and Senate in session for the first time this week, there were 37 bills introduced. Of those three were of potential interest to readers of this blog:

HR 3598 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance the partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the National Network of Fusion Centers, and for other purposes. Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11]

S 2080 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to enhance pipeline safety, to provide communities with access to improved information concerning the equipment and operations of pipeline facilities, and for other purposes. Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]

S Amdt 2680 to HJ Res 61 Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. Sen. Cochran, Thad [R-MS]

It will be interesting to see the differences between HR 3598 and HR 3503 that I reported on earlier this week.

It is interesting that the junior Democrat on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is the author of this pipeline safety bill.

As expected the first continuing resolution amendment to HJ Res 61 failed its cloture vote yesterday. This new version does not contain the Planned Parenthood defunding provisions. A cloture vote is scheduled for Monday evening. This will then go to the House for a vote on Tuesday or Wednesday.

NOTE: Because of DC travel restrictions yesterday for the Pope’s visit the GPO has not yet made the Congressional Record available for Wednesday’s Senate Session. There may be a bills introduced blog post later today for any bills of interest that may have been introduced on Wednesday.

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