Blog: This Week in Washington

Statement

By:  Tim Scott
Date: Sept. 21, 2012
Location: Unknown

This week 28 bills are up on suspension (what is a suspension bill? Click here), as well as two pieces of legislation brought up for normal debate.

Included in the suspension bills are Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) H.Res. 786, which honors the four United States public servants who died in Libya and condemns the attacks on United States diplomatic facilities in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen, and Congressman Jeff Duncan's (R-SC) Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act (HR 3783). The House will also vote on the STEM Jobs Act (HR 6429), introduced by Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX).

Today the House will take up H.J. Res 118, authored by Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), disapproving of the President's waiving of welfare work requirements.

Tomorrow will bring Rep. Bill Johnson's (R-OH) Stop the War on Coal Act (HR 3409) to the House floor. As I discussed earlier this week, this legislation will help ensure we have an all of the above (and below) strategy when it comes to meeting our nation's energy demands.

Tim