Capital Thinking Update - July 16, 2012

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    General Legislative

    On Tuesday, July 17, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business.  Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.  Legislation considered under suspension of the rules will include:  S. 2039 – A bill to allow a State or local governments to construct levees on certain properties otherwise designated as open source lands; S. 1959 – Haqqani Network Terrorist Designation Act of 2011, as amended; H.R. 6018 – To authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 2013, and for other purposes, as amended; S. 2165 – United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012; and S. 2009 – Insular Areas Act of 2011.  On Wednesday, July 18, and for the balance of the week, the House will consider H.R. 5872 – Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012, and H.R. 5856 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013. 

    The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16 and recognize the Majority Leader.  At 5:00 p.m., the Senate will proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of Kevin McNulty to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.