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Today in Washington

November 7, 2017  

Source: AEO Government Relations Team, Madison Services Group


Marathon Mark-up: Day 2 

Today, the House Ways & Means Committee will continue the mark-up of H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”  Yesterday, John Barthold, Chief of Staff for the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), provided witness testimony and answered member questions about JCT’s score of the bill, and the possible effects should it become law. 

Today, the Committee will begin reading through the entire 426-page bill and offer amendments for consideration. The mark-up is expected to go well into the evening hours.  

Legislation

S. 2048, the “Investing in American Workers Act,” introduced by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, to provide a tax credit for employer-provided worker training.

Hearings

Today @ 10 a.m.: House Ways & Means Committee hearing - "Day 2 Mark-up of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” 1100 Longworth House Office Building

Today @ 10 a.m.: House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy & Trade hearing - “Investing in Small Businesses: The SBIC Program.” 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. 

Tomorrow @ 11 a.m.: House Small Business Committee hearing - “Hiring More Heroes: A Review of SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development.” 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. 


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