Events of Interest: Week of July 29-August 4, 2012 – UPDATE

Events of Interest: Week of July 29-August 4, 2012 – UPDATE

UPDATE: The Senate Appropriations subcommittee markup of the FY2013 defense funding bill on Tuesday has been added.

The following events may be of interest in the coming week.  The House and Senate both are in session this week.

During the Week

This is the last week of scheduled legislative activity for the next five weeks.  Both chambers are taking their traditional August recess, which is a little longer than usual because of the Republican and Democratic conventions (August 27-30 and September 4-6, respectively).  They will return on September 10 according to their current schedules to face the need to deal with appropriations for the coming fiscal year, FY2013, which begins on October 1.   The Senate has not passed any of the 12 appropriations bills yet.  The House has passed seven of them.  There is no question that a temporary Continuing Resolution (CR) will be needed to keep the government operating; the major issue is whether it will be for a few weeks or months or as long as six months as some Members of Congress are proposing.

 Sunday-Wednesday, July 29-August 1

Monday-Tuesday, July 30-31

Tuesday, July 31

Wednesday, August 1

Thursday, August 2

Friday-Sunday, August 3-5


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