Capital Thinking Update - July 30, 2012

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    General Legislative

    On Monday, July 30, the House will meet in Pro Forma session at 2:00 p.m.  On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business.  Legislation considered under suspension of the rules beginning on Tuesday will include:  H.R. 828 - Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2011, as amended; S. 679 - Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011; H.R. 4365 - To amend title 5, United States Code, to make clear that accounts in the Thrift Savings Funds are subject to certain Federal tax levies; S. 300 - Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2011, as amended; Concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1627 - Honoring American Veterans Act of 2011; H.R. 4606 - To authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park; H.R. 3641 - Pinnacles National Park Act; H.R. 3706 - To create the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin Islands; S. 270 - La Pine Land Conveyance Act; S. 271 - Wallowa Forest Service Compound Conveyance Act; H.R. 3803 - District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; H.R. 1950 - To enact title 54, United States Code, “National Park System,” as positive law, as amended; H.R. 3120 - Student Visa Reform Act; H.R. 6029 - Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012; H.R. 6063 - Child Protection Act of 2012; H.R. 4362 - STOP Identity Theft Act of 2012; H.R. 3796 - Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2012, as amended; H.R. 6062 - Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2012; H.R. 1550 - Federal Law Enforcement Recruitment and Retention Act of 2011, as amended; H.Con.Res. 127 - Expressing the sense of Congress regarding actions to preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived; H.R. 4273 - Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act of 2012; H.R. 897 - Residential and Commuter Toll Fairness Act of 2011; H.R. 5797 - Mille Lacs Lake Freedom To Fish Act of 2012; H.R. 3158 - Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act; H.R. 1171 - Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2012; and H.R. 2446 - RESPA Home Warranty Clarification Act of 2011.  On Wednesday and through the balance of the week the House will also consider:  H.R. __ - To provide a one-year extension of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, with certain modifications and exceptions, to make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, and for other purposes; H.R. 8 - Job Protection and Recession Prevent Act of 2012; and H.R. 6169 - Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012.

    The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 30 and recognize the Majority Leader. At 5:00 p.m., the Senate will proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach, of Oklahoma, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.

    The August Congressional recess begins next week. The next edition of Capital Thinking will be published on September 10, 2012.