Capital Thinking Update - September 10, 2012

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    General Legislative

    On Monday, September 10, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business.  Legislation considered under suspension of the rules will include, among other bills:  H.R. 6186 – To require a study of voluntary community-based insurance options and how such options could be incorporated into the national flood insurance program, and for other purposes; H.R. 4264 – FHA Emergency Fiscal Solvency Act of 2012, as amended; and H.R. 406 – To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to permit candidates for election for Federal office to designate an individual who will be authorized to disburse funds of the authorized campaign committees of the candidate in the event of the death of the candidate. 

    On Tuesday through Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 am for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 am for legislative business.  Last votes expected no later than 3:00 pm.  Legislation considered under suspension of the rules will include, among other bills:  H.R. 4631 – Government Spending Accountability Act of 2012, as amended; H.R. 538 – Government Customer Service Improvement Act, as amended; H.R. 4057 – Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012, as amended; H.R. 6215 – To amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to correct an error in the provisions related to remedies for dilution, as amended; H.R. 1775 – Stolen Valor Act of 2011; H.R. 6080 – To make improvements in the enactment of title 41, United States Code, into a positive law title and to improve the code; H.R. 2800 – To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program; S. 3245 – A bill to extend by 3 years the authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program, the E-Verify Program, the Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program, and the Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program; H.R. 6131 – To extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, and Fraud Enforcement with Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006, and for other purposes; S. 710 – Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act; H.R. 6028 – No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012; H.R. ___ - The National Security and Job Protection Act; and H.R. 6213 – No More Solyndras Act, Rules Committee Print. 

    The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10 and recognize the Majority Leader. At 5:00 p.m., the Senate will proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of Stephanie Marie Rose, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Southern District of Iowa.