U.S. House of Representatives: July 20-24


The U.S. House of Representatives returns Tuesday to tackle a very light legislative load now that House Leadership has canned the Interior Appropriations and patent reform bills from the floor schedule this week.

Tuesday the House is in session and will consider four noncontroversial  bills under suspension of the rules. A full list of bills that will be considered can be found here.

Other legislation on the floor for a vote this week includes:

H.R. 1734: the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act. The bill establishes minimum federal standards regarding the disposal and storage of coal combustion residuals.

  • Alabama co-sponsors: Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-1), Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3)

H.R. 1599: the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. The bill would require a national standard for labeling laws related to genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in foods It would pre-empt any related state and local laws and prohibit mandatory labeling of GMO or non-GMO foods.

  • Alabama co-sponsors: Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-1), Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3), Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-5)


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