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.
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)