The Bills Ahead
Oh, there are complicated issues. We did a deep dive into how the “costs” of legislation should be calculated last week. This time let’s keep it simple.
Here are all the bills the House plans to debate next week (along with the sponsor and committee that considered them). If you click on the links and vote “Yes” or “No” on the bills, that will signal to other Americans what you think should happen. You just might convince others, and Congress just might recognize what public sentiment is.
Check back later in the week and see whether others agreed with your vote!
H.R. 4450 – Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014 Act, as amended
(Sponsored by Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) / Energy and Commerce Committee)
H.R. 4802 – Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) / Homeland Security Committee)
H.R. 1022 – Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act of 2014, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
H.R. 3802 – To extend the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) / Natural Resources Committee)
H.R. 4508 – To amend the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water services (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT) / Natural Resources Committee)
H.R. 4562 – To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska (Sponsored by Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) / Natural Resources Committee)
H.R. 4411 – Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) / Foreign Affairs Committee)
H.R. 4983 – Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) / Education & the Workforce Committee)
H.R. 5116 – To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to train Department of Homeland Security personnel how to effectively deter, detect, disrupt, and prevent human trafficking during the course of their primary roles and responsibilities, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) / Homeland Security Committee)
H.R. 4449 – To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to expand the training for Federal Government personnel related to trafficking in persons, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) / Foreign Affairs Committee)
H.R. 3136 – Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2013, Rules Committee Print (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) / Education & the Workforce Committee)
H.R. 4984 – Empowering Students Through Enhanced Counseling Act, Rules Committee Print (Sponsored by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) / Education & the Workforce Committee)
H.R. 4935 – Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014, Rules Committee Print (Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KY) / Ways & Means Committee)
H.R. 3393 – Student and Family Tax Simplification Act (Sponsored by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) / Ways & Means Committee)
Possible: H.Con.Res. 105 – Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from Iraq (Sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) / Foreign Affairs Committee)