The TRCP’s scouting report on sportsmen’s issues in Congress
The Senate will be in session this week. The House has adjourned for the August recess.
Two for the Road
Last week, the Senate passed both a six-year highway bill reauthorization and a three-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund. The three-month extension was also passed by the House and signed by the President, effectively avoiding an expiration of the Highway Trust Fund on July 31 and giving the House time to craft its own version of a long-term highway bill in September and October.
Also last week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed their comprehensive bipartisan energy bill, which includes a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (You can see the legislation and amendments here.) The committee also passed legislation lifting the ban on crude oil export.
This week on the floor, the Senate will discuss cyber-security measures and consider bills to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Also this week:
Tuesday, August 4
Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Regulatory Oversight hearing on litigation at EPA and FWS
Thursday, August 6
The first Republican presidential debate will air on Fox News at 9PM