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Policy News - February 27, 2019

February 26, 2019


Today, the House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing titled, “Supporting America’s Startups: Review of SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs.” The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on the overview of diversity trends in the financial services industry. The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship will hold a hearing titled, “Made in China 2025 and the Future of American Industry.” The House Financial Services Committee will also hold a hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy. On February 28th, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing titled, “Legislative Proposals on Capital Formation and Corporate Governance.”

On Capitol Hill

Floor proceedings

House: in session

  • The House is in debate on the Rule providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
  • The House is in debate on the Rule providing for consideration of both H.R.8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 and H.R.1112 – Enhanced Backgrounds Act of 2019.
  • The House is also in debate on S.47 – Natural Resources Management Act.

Senate: in session

  • The Senate will convene and continue executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Eric D. Miller, of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

Committee proceedings

House Committee on Small Business

  • Today, the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Supporting America’s Startups: Review of SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs.
  • Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Today, the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Made in China 2025 and the Future of American Industry.”

House Financial Services Committee

  • Today, the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “An Overview of Diversity Trends in the Financial Services Industry.”
  • Today, the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.”

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

  • On February 28th, the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Legislative Proposals on Capital Formation and Corporate Governance.”

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

  • On March 5th, the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?”

Bills of Interest

  • A bill was introduced in the House of Ways and Means to address the high costs of health care services, prescription drugs, and health insurance coverage in the United States, and for other purposes. H.R.1332
  • A bill was introduced in the House of Ways and Means to prohibit brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market, and for other purposes. H.R.1344

At the Agencies

Department of Labor:

  • The Department of Labor and West Texas Safety Training Center renew alliance to prevent injuries and illnesses in oil and gas industry.

Treasury:

  • No relevant activities today.

SBA:

  • No relevant activities today.

USTR:

  • No relevant activities today.

Commerce:

  • No relevant activities today.

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