the House Small Business committee will hold a hearing on, “Enhancing Patent Diversity for America’s Innovators.”

On the Small business front, the Small Business Administration released a news release on the SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and her pledges to create more opportunities for women, underserved, and veteran entrepreneurs.

Floor Proceedings


House: In Session

Senate: In Session


Committee Proceedings


House Committee on Small Business

  • Today, the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Enhancing Patent Diversity for America’s Innovators.”


House Committee on Financial Services

  • On January 29th, the Full Committee will hold a hearing titled, “The Community Reinvestment Act: Is the OCC Undermining the Law’s Purpose and Intent?”
  • On January 30th, the Full Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Rent-A-Bank Schemes and New Debt Traps: Assessing Efforts to Evade State Consumer Protections and Interest Rate Caps.”
  • On January 30th, the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance will hold a hearing titled, “Examining the Availability of Insurance for Nonprofits.”
  • On January 31st, the Task Force on Financial Technology will hold a hearing titled, “Is Cash Still King? Reviewing the Rise of Mobile Payments.”

At the Agencies


Small Business Administration

  • The Department released a news release titled, “Jovita Carranza Pledges to Create More Opportunities for Women, Underserved, and Veteran Entrepreneurs”