The Week Ahead
Capitol Hill July 2, 2012
Both the House & Senate are in recess this week for Independence Day district work period. Late last week Congress passed the Surface Transportation reathorization which extends federal highway funding through 2014. H.R. 4348 the Transportation Conference Report may be the last major piece of legislation approved by Congress until after the November elections. Both chambers return to formal session the week of Monday July 9th, when the Senate Defense Sub-Committee could mark up the fiscal year 2013 Defense bill.
Future Hearing Schedule Highlights
HOUSE AGRICULTURE: 2012 FARM BILL
July 11th, 10:00 a.m. 1300 Longworth
House Agriculture Committee (Chairman Lucas, R-OK) will mark up legislation re-authorizing the 2012 Farm Bill.
SENATE INDIAN AFFAIRS: FEDERAL TRIBAL RECOGNITION
July 12th, 2:15 p.m. 628 Dirksen
Senate Indian Affairs Committee (Chairman Akaka, D-HI) will hold a hearing titled “Federal Recognition: Political and Legal Relationship between Governments.”