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From our Hill sources:

The House will consider several bills dealing with cybersecurity this week, while the Senate will spend much of the week on a bill to save the U.S. Postal Serviceom red ink.

The House will vote on four cybersecurity bills on Thursday and Friday. They are:

In the Senate:

  • S. 1789 — The 21st Century Postal Service act (number 8 on POPVOX), is a bipartisan bill that would allow the U.S. Postal Service restructure its retirement payments in a bid to keep the USPS fiscally sound. Starting on Tuesday, the Senate is expected to start voting on up to 39 amendments to the bill.
  • S.J.Res. 36 — The Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote on this Republican resolution that disapproves of a 2010 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board meant to speed up union elections.
  • S. 1925 — The Violence Against Women Reauthorization act should be debated later in the week.
  • Highway funding — Also look for the House and Senate to start reconciling their differences over federal highway funding. Last week, the House passed an extension of highway programs through the end of the fiscal year, H.R. 4348. In March, the Senate approved a two-year extension, S. 1813.

Also in the House this week:

The early part of the week for the House will be filled with several non-controversial bills. On Tuesday, the House will consider six bills dealing with federal land use:

And on Wednesday, members will consider two others:

Other bills of interest:


Senate Democrats on Wednesday will begin work on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization act, S. 1925. The bill reauthorizes a program that enjoys bipartisan support, one on which Democrats in particular have been urging prompt action before the program expires at the end of 2012.

On Tuesday, the House approved a rule that deems passage of the House Republican budget resolution as having been passed by both the House and Senate. The GOP’s budget resolution for FY 2013, H.Con.Res. 112, was approved in late March, but went no where in the Senate. Republicans said they needed to “deem” Senate passage in order to establish budget guidelines that House committees will use to start work on the FY 2013 spending bills.

Other action on major bills:

H.R. 4089, the Sportsmen’s Heritage act: passed by the House on Tuesday and now moves to the Senate. The bill expands hunting, fishing and sport shooting on federal lands.
S. 1789, the 21st Century Postal Service Act: the Senate advanced this bill Tuesday and will hold another procedural vote Thursday. The bill helps the U.S. Postal Service restructure retirement payments that have dragged the USPS into the red.
S. 2230, the Paying a Fair Share Act: the Senate failed to advance this bill on Monday, due to Republican objections. The bill would set a 30 percent minimum tax rate for people earning $2 million or more a year.