Sunday 23 September 2007

The Week Ahead

The House of Representatives aims to deal with many pieces of legislation in the coming week. There are 19 bills due for consideration under the suspensions procedure on Monday - the first being a bill "Encouraging participation in hunting and fishing..."

On Tuesday there should be 12 suspensions bills. Bills which are subject to a rule (from the Rules Committee) are
State Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007

H.J.Res.___ - Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2008

H.R. 2693 – Popcorn Workers Lung Disease Prevention Act

H.R. 3567 - Small Business Investment Expansion Act of 2007

H.R. 3121 - Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007

The "Continuing Resolution" (Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2008) is needed because the new fiscal year begins on 1st October, and unless a CR is passed Government agencies will not be funded - because the full Appropriations bills have not yet been passed and signed into law.

In the Senate proceedings on the Defense Appropriations Bill will continue and at 3.00pm (8pm UK) attention will turn to H.R. 1495, the Water Resources Development Act.

In Britain the Labour Party Conference will take place in Bournemouth.