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During business yesterday, the Senate took the following actions:
- Passed H.R. 205, the "HEARTH Act".
- Passed S. Res. 483, commending efforts to promote and enhance public safety on the need for yellow corrugated stainless steel tubing bonding.
- Rejected the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3369, the "DISCLOSE Act", by a vote of 53 yeas to 45 nays.
- Began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3364, the "Bring Jobs Home Act". A motion to invoke cloture was entered, and a vote on the motion will occur on Thursday, July 19.
The Senate will meet today at 9:30 AM. The Senate's schedule was not released to the Congressional Register
House of Representatives
During business yesterday, the House took the following actions:
- Suspended the rules and passed S. 1959, the "Haqqani Network Terrorist Designation Act of 2011".
- Suspended the rules and passed H.R. 6018, the "Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2013", by a vote of 333 yeas to 61 nays.
- Suspended the rules and passed S. 2165, the "United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012".
- Suspended the rules and passed S. 2009, the "Insular Areas Act of 2011", by a vote of 378 yeas to 11 nays.
The House will meet today at 10:00 AM. The House is expected to consider H.R. 5872, the "Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012", under suspension of the rules and then begin consideration of H.R. 5856, the "Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013", subject to a rule.
(You can view the entire Federal Register here.)
Significant Proposed Rules:
- Small Business Administration: increasing small business size standards for one industry and one sub-industry in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 23, Construction.
- Small Business Administration: increasing the small business size standards for 17 industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 71, Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation.
- Environmental Protection Agency: proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Portland cement industry for Portland cement plants issued under sections 112(d) of the Clean Air Act.
Significant Final Rules:
There were no final rules printed today.
Presidential Notice: continuing the national emergency with respect to the former Liberian regime of Charles Taylor
The Court has now completed its work for the October 2011 term. The Court will hold the first oral arguments of the October 2012 term on Monday, October 1.