Capital Thinking Update - July 23, 2012

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    General Legislative

    On Monday, July 23, 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:  H.R. 1237 – To provide for a land exchange with the Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California, involving the transfer of land to the Bureau of Land Management and the Six Rivers National Forest in exchange for National Forest System land in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, and for other purposes, as amended; H.R. 4484 – Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act; H.R. 2467 – Bridgeport Indian Colony Land, Health, and Economic Development Act of 2011, as amended; H.R. 2362 – Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011; H.R. 3388 – Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Protection Act; H.R. 5859 – To repeal an obsolete provision in title 49, United States Code, requiring motor vehicle insurance cost reporting; S. 1335 – Pilot’s Bill of Rights; and S. 2039 – A bill to allow a State or local government to construct levees on certain properties otherwise designated as open space lands.  On Tuesday, July 24, and for the balance of the week, the House will consider H.R. 459 – Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011; H.R. 4157 – Preserving America’s Family Farms Act, as amended; H.R. 5986 – To amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to extend the third-country fabric program and to add South Sudan to the list of countries eligible for designation under that Act, to make technical corrections to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States relating to the textile and apparel rules of origin for the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, to approve the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, and for other purposes; H.R. 6082 – Congressional Replacement of President Obama’s Energy-Restricting and Job-Limiting Offshore Drilling Plan, Rules Committee Print; and H.R. 4078 – Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act, Rules Committee Print. 

    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 Michael A. Shipp to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.