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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Jul 14, 2016
Legislative Digest
On the Floor: 4 Rule Bills

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

 4 Rule Bills

1) Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to S. 764 - GMO Labeling Requirements (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) | Agriculture Committee

Topline Summary: This bill requires the U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) to create a national mandatory bioengineered food labeling program within two years of enactment, and preempts state and local laws relating to bioengineered food labeling. 

2) H.R. 5631 - To hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, and for other purposes (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill holds Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism, its human rights abuses, and its ballistic missile program by strengthening sanctions.

3) H.R. 4992 - United States Financial System Protection Act of 2016 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) | Financial Services Committee

Topline Summary: This bill codifies existing regulations that prohibit the Administration from allowing the U.S. dollar to be used to facilitate trade transactions with Iran and upholds Iran’s designation as a “primary money laundering concern,” to prevent Iran from doing business through international banks.  

4) Complete Consideration of H.R. 5538 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) | Appropriations Committee

Topline Summary: This bill provides a total of $32.095 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and related agencies, for fiscal year (FY) 2016, a decrease of $64 million from the FY 2016 enacted level and $1 billion below the President’s request.

114th Congress