Thursday, July 3, 2014

Capitol Hill Next Week - What to Watch For

The U.S. House and Senate both return next week from an eleven-day, July Fourth Holiday recess. Congress is then scheduled to be in session for four consecutive weeks, before recessing for the entire month of August, and the first week of September.

One of the major pieces of legislation on the full Senate's calendar for the week is its consideration of the "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" (S. 2363); a bill designed to "to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes." That legislation is a package of 12 bills that include reauthorizations of federal programs to conserve wetlands for waterfowl and that would allow federal agencies to use revenues from land sales to acquire lands of higher conservation value.

Below are the other U.S. House and Senate activities currently scheduled for next week that relate to Mississippi River Basin water resources.  Links are provided to the relevant committee web pages, and, where appropriate, to pieces of legislation. Many Congressional proceedings are webcast live, and these should be, as well (follow the appropriate link).  All times are Eastern.


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