Congress is coming back from their two-week recess on Monday! So here’s a preview of the week ahead.
- The Paying a Fair Share Act (or the “Buffett Rule”) (S 2230) reduces the deficit by imposing a minimum effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers. (Senate begins 4/16.)
- The Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebration Act (HR 3001) awards a Congressional Gold Medal to Raoul Wallenberg, in recognition of his achievements and heroic actions during the Holocaust. (House vote 4/16.)
- HR 4040 awards a gold medal to golfer Jack Nicklaus. (House vote 4/16.)
- The Lena Horne Recognition Act (HR 1815) posthumously awards a Congressional Gold Medal to Lena Horne in recognition of her achievements and contributions to American culture and the civil rights movement. (House vote 4/16.)
- The Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act (HR 2453) requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of Mark Twain. (House vote 4/16.)
Here’s a look ahead:
- The Sportsman’s Heritage Act (HR 4089) protects and enhances opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting. Combines four different bills, HR 991, HR 1558, HR 2834 and HR 3440. (House may begin consideration on 4/17.)
- The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)(HR 3523) provides for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities. (House Judiciary Committee mark up on Tuesday; House vote expected week of April 23.)
- The Small Business Tax Cut Act (HR 9) provides a deduction for domestic business income of qualified small businesses. (House may begin consideration on 4/18.)
- Keystone XL oil sands pipeline: The House may begin considering the approval of the Keystone pipeline, attached to a 90-day surface transportation extension bill (similar to theSurface Transportation Extension Act), on Wednesday 4/18.
- Postal service overhaul: Senate may begin consideration of the 21st Century Postal Service Act (S 1789) after recess.