Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Capitol Hill This Week - What to Watch For (UPDATED June 4)

The Senate is currently scheduled resume Farm Bill consideration this afternoon (Monday), although how the immigration bill might impact the week’s Senate farm bill schedule is uncertain at this point. Only twelve of (as of now) 150 officially-offered amendments have been considered thus far during the Senate debate (see the filed amendments listed on the Library of Congress page for the bill (click on "Amendments")). Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and ranking member Thad Cochran (R-MS) are hoping to limit Farm Bill amendment consideration on the Senate floor to get farm bill passed by the full Senate by the end of next week. Senate leaders wanted to forge a so-called time agreement in order to wrap up the farm bill quickly before the Senate takes up immigration legislation, but as of the end of last week, they hadn’t worked out such an agreement.

Below are other Congressional activities currently scheduled for the upcoming week with a Mississippi River Basin-Gulf Coastal connection. Where available, links are provided to the relevant Committee and legislation pages on the Internet. Many of the proceedings are webcast live (follow the appropriate link). All times are Eastern.


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