NCISS September 2016 Monthly Report from Lobbyit
In the month of September, Lobbyit continued to work with House and Senate appropriators on the inclusion of labor-related provisions in the eventual Omnibus bill, and met with the Senate Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Banking Committee to discuss House legislation -- HR 5282, The Comprehensive Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act of 2016 (Waters, D-CA-43) -- limiting the use of credit reports and what they may contain.
Congress returned from August break with a great deal to do, and not much time to do it. Chief on their plate was a continuing resolution (CR) funding government until they re-convene in November or December. In addition, the end-game for the 114th Congress is still very much up in the air, and Lobbyit is working hard to have appropriators include a number of labor-related "riders" in the eventual Omnibus (assuming there is one).
Lobbyit met with House and Senate appropriations committee staff to discuss these provisions, and were assured that GOP leadership (especially in the House) is intent on blocking the Administration from imposing such policies (i.e. "persuader," "micro-unions," etc.). Significant portions of the GOP in the Senate are similarly inclined, but leadership has not indicated how far they are willing to go in a battle with the White House. As we have previously observed, much depends on the election.
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