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Policy News -March 12, 2019

March 12, 2019


Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who announced her 2020 presidential campaign last month, has launched a bipartisan Entrepreneurial Caucus with Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) to address pressing issues facing entrepreneurs. The caucus will serve as a “clearinghouse” for proposals from interested groups who wish to share their ideas with policymakers who are committed to supporting the nation’s entrepreneurs.

Later this week the House Committee on Small Business will hold hearings on SBA’s state trade expansion program and rural digital entrepreneurship.

On Capitol Hill

Floor proceedings

 

House: in session

·The House will consider the following bills under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1122 – Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019 (Rep. Cleaver – Financial Services), H.R. 974 – Federal Reserve Supervision Testimony Clarification Act (Rep. Gottheimer – Financial Services), H.R. 1414 – FinCEN Improvement Act of 2019 (Rep. Wexton – Financial Services), H.R. 758 – Cooperate with Law Enforcement Agencies and Watch Act of 2019 (Rep. Hill (AR) – Financial Services)

 

Senate: in session

·The Senate will convene resume consideration of the nomination of Paul B. Matey to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit

 

Committee proceedings

 

House Education and Labor Committee

·No relevant hearings today

 

House Committee on Small Business

·On March 12th, the Committee will hold a hearing titled “Challenges in SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program”

·On March 13th, the Committee will hold a hearing titled “Flipping the Switch on Rural Digital Entrepreneurship”

 

House Financial Services Committee 

· No relevant hearings today

 

House Committee on Appropriations

· On March 12th, the Committee will hold a hearing titled “House of Representatives Budget Request for FY 2020

 

House Committee on Ways and Means

· On March 14th, the Committee will hold a hearing titled “The President's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin

 

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

 

· On March 13th, the Committee will hold a hearing titled “Cyber Crime: An Existential Threat to Small Business”

 

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

· No relevant hearings today

 

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

· No relevant hearings today

 

Senate Committee on Appropriations 

· No relevant hearings today

 

Senate Committee on Finance

· On March 14th, the Committee will hold a hearing titled “The President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget”

 

Bills of Interest

· Rep. Federica Wilson (D-FL) introduced a bill to amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to create a pilot program to award grants to units of general local government and community-based organizations to create jobs, and for other purposes (H.R. 1635).

· Rep. Federica Wilson (D-FL) introduced a bill to amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to provide for the establishment of Youth Corps programs and provide for wider dissemination of the Youth Corps model (H.R. 1636)

· Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced a bill to improve the productivity and energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector by directing the Secretary of Energy, in coordination with the National Academies and other appropriate Federal agencies, to develop a national smart manufacturing plan and to provide assistance to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in implementing smart manufacturing programs, and for other purposes (H.R.1633).

· Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS) introduced a bill to transfer the responsibility of verifying small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans or service-disabled veterans to the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes (H.R.1615).

 

At the Agencies

 

Department of Labor:

·No relevant activities today.

 

Treasury:

· No relevant activities today.

 

SBA:

· No relevant activities today.

 

USTR: 

· No relevant activities today.

 

Commerce: 

· No relevant activities today.

 

Links You Can Use

For reviewing legislation and tracking appropriations: www.congress.gov

For reviewing proposed and pending regulation: www.federalregister.gov

 

 

 

 


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