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Today, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing titled, “Examining Facebook’s Proposed Digital Currency and Data Privacy Considerations.” The Higher Education and Workforce Investment subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Scaling up Apprenticeships: Building on the ‘Success of International Apprenticeship Models.’” The subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure will hold a hearing titled, “Helping Small Businesses Compete: Challenges and Opportunities in the Federal Procurement Marketplace.”

Tomorrow, the House Committee on Small Business will hold a markup of legislation to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act. The Senate Judiciary Committee, Intellectual Property subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, “Oversight of the United States Copyright Office.” The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs On July 17th, the committee will hold a hearing titled, “Economic Mobility: Is the American Dream in Crisis?”

On the Hill

Floor Proceedings

House: In session

  • The House will vote on H.Res 489, Condemning President Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress (Rep. Malinowski – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule)
  • The House will vote on HR 3494, the Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization  Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Rep. Schiff – Intelligence) (Subject to a Rule)

 

Senate: In Session

  • The Senate will Convene at 10 AM and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Peter Joseph Phipps to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit

 

Bills of Interest

  • A bill was introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) to enhance the rights of domestic workers (HR 3760)
  • A bill was introduced by Rep. Donald Beyer (D-VA) to ensure that pre-apprenticeship programs are considered when planning health professions opportunity grant career pathway demonstration projects (HR 3756)
  • A bill was introduced by Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-NY) providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 582) to provide for increases in the Federal minimum wage (H. Res 492)
  • A bill was introduced by Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) to provide the legal framework and income tax treatment necessary for the growth of innovative private financing options (S 2114)
  • A bill was introduced by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to enhance the rights of domestic workers (S 2112)

 

Committee Proceedings

House Committee on Education and Labor

  • Today, the Higher Education and Workforce Investment subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Scaling up Apprenticeships: Building on the ‘Success of International Apprenticeship Models’”

 

House Committee on Small Business

  • Today, the subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure will hold a hearing titled, “Helping Small Businesses Compete: Challenges and Opportunities in the Federal Procurement Marketplace”
  • On July 17th, the committee will hold a markup of legislation to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act
  • On July 19th, the committee will hold a hearing titled “Flooded Out: Vanishing Environmental Reviews and the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program”
  • On July 22nd, the committee will hold a hearing titled “How Regulations Stifle Small Business Growth”

 

House Committee on Financial Services

  • On July 17th, the committee will hold a hearing titled, “Examining Facebook’s Proposed Cryptocurrency and its Impact on Consumers, Investors, and the American Financial System”
  • On July 24th, the committee will hold a hearing titled, “The Next Megabank? Examining the Proposed Merger of SunTrust and BB&T”
  • On July 25th, the Task Force on Financial Technology will hold a hearing titled, “Examining the Use of Alternative Data in Underwriting and Credit Scoring to Expand Access to Credit”

 

House Committee on Appropriations

  • There are no relevant hearings today

 

House Ways and Means Committee

  • There are no relevant hearings today

 

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

  • On July 19th, the committee will hold a hearing titled “Moon Landings to Mars Exploration, The Role of Small Business Innovation in America’s Space Program”

 

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

  • Today, the committee will hold a hearing titled, “Examining Facebook’s Proposed Digital Currency and Data Privacy Considerations”
  • On July 17th, the committee will hold a hearing titled, “Economic Mobility: Is the American Dream in Crisis?”
  • On July 18th, the committee will hold a hearing titled “Export Control Reform Implementation: Outside Perspectives”

 

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

  • There are no relevant hearings today

 

Senate Committee on Appropriations

  • There are no relevant hearings today

 

Senate Committee on Finance

  • There are no relevant hearings today

 

Senate Judiciary Committee

  • On July 16th, the Constitution subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, “Google and Censorship Through Search Engines”
  • On July 17th, the Intellectual Property subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, “Oversight of the United States Copyright Office”
  • On July 23rd, the Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, “Oversight of the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws”
  • On July 30th, the committee will hold a hearing titled “Oversight of the United States Copyright Office”

 

At the Agencies

Department of Labor

  • The DOL released a “Proposal to Help America’s Farmers with Rule to Modernize and Improve the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program”

 

Department of the Treasury

  • The Department of the Treasury announced “Federal Financial Literacy Reform Efforts in New Report”

 

Small Business Administration

  • There is no relevant news today

 

Office of the US Trade Representative

  • The USTR posted a press release on the “Sixth Meeting of the US- UK Trade and Investment Working Group”

 

Department of Commerce

  • There is no relevant news today