Capital Thinking Update - June 18, 2012

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    General Legislative

    On Monday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business.  The House will consider the following bills under suspension of the rules: (1) H.R. 4027 - To clarify authority granted under the Act entitled "An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes;” (2) H.R. 1272 - Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Judgment Fund Distribution Act of 2012; (3) H.R. 1556 - To amend the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act to allow certain land to be used to generate income to provide funding for academic programs, and for other purposes; (4) S. 684 - A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of land to the town of Alta, Utah; (5) S. 404 - A bill to modify a land grant patent issued by the Secretary of the Interior; (6) S. 997 - East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act; (7) H.R. 2938 - Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Clarification Act; (8) H.Res. 683 - Expressing the regret of the House of Representatives for the passage of laws that adversely affected the Chinese in the United States, including the Chinese Exclusion Act; (9) H.R. 3668 - Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012, as amended.  On Tuesday, the House will consider H.R. 2578, the Conservation and Economic Growth Act.  On Wednesday, the House will consider a Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II.  Thereafter, the House will consider H.R. 4480, the Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012, for the balance of the week. 

    The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. on Monday and recognize the Majority Leader.  At 5:00, the Senate will proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of Mary Geiger Lewis, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.