Bills before Congress: July 9 - 13
Bills before Congress: July 9 - 13
From our Hill Sources: The members of the House and Senate are back in town--and it's going to be a busy week. The House will focus on repealing the 2010 healthcare law this week, while the Senate will try to advance a bill that gives companies a tax break for hiring workers.
In the House
- Obamacare The Repeal of Obamacare Act, from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), would simply repeal the 2010 healthcare law. It's the GOP response to the Supreme Court ruling on the law. The House is expected to pass the bill on Wednesday, although the Senate is not expected to take it up.
- HR 4402 The National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act is aimed at streamlining the process for approving mining rights, and addressing what many see as an increasingly U.S. reliance on imported rare earth minerals that are key to manufacturing and national security.
- HR 4114 The Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act increases, effective as of December 1, 2012, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.
- HR 4155 The Veteran Skills to Jobs Act directs the head of each Federal department and agency to treat relevant military training as sufficient to satisfy training or certification requirements for Federal licenses.
- HR 4367 Amends the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to limit the fee disclosure requirement for an automatic teller machine to the screen of that machine.
- HR 5892 The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act improves hydropower.
- HR 6019 The Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act enhances the use of Juvenile Accountability Block Grants for programs to prevent and address occurrences of bullying and to reauthorize the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program.
- S 1959 The Haqqani Network Terrorist Designation Act requires a report on the designation of the Haqqani Network as a foreign terrorist organization.
- S 2061 The Former Charleston Naval Base Land Exchange Act provides for an exchange of land between the Department of Homeland Security and the South Carolina State Ports Authority.
Several non-controversial bills will also be considered in the House this week:
In the Senate
Other bills of interest
The Supreme Court ruling in favor of the healthcare bill prompted the introduction of several bills to repeal the law, none of which appear likely to advance because of the pending House vote on Cantor's bill.
- HR 6053 The NObamacare Act repeals the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health-related provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 not declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court from Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.).
- HR 6048 The Healthcare Tax Relief and Mandate Repeal Act amends the tax code to repeal the individual and employer health insurance mandates, from Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio) and more than 100 other cosponsors.
- HR 6054 The NObamacare Funds Act prohibits funding to implement any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or of the health-related provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, from Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.).
Three of these similar bills made the top of POPVOX's most-commented list last week:
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