House Majority Leader Eric Cantor laid out in a memo Friday to House Republicans his proposed legislative agenda as the House returns to session on Tuesday.
The Virginia Republican's agenda starts out with another attempt to deal with Obamacare, mainly by making sure information is secure and protected from security breaches. Cantor indicated there will likely be more hearings on the healthcare law.
Cantor also indicated he expects work to continue toward agreements with the Senate on both the farm bill and the Water Resources Development Act. Both pieces of legislation are in the midst of conference talks. "These two conference reports represent new ideas on how government programs should work and as soon as they are ready for consideration, I expect to schedule these in the House," Cantor stated.
Cantor's main work on the farm bill thus far has been to hit "the pause button" while helping split the legislation into two pieces last summer.
Cantor also indicated the House could attempt to reform the way EPA manages the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, or CERCLA. In general, the legislation is more commonly known as the "Superfund" used for cleaning up major environmental contamination. Cantor praised legislation that "reduces red tap inhibiting job creation and keeps our environment healthy."
With no specifics, Cantor also indicated legislation could come forward in the next few months on trade and immigration.
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