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On June 18th, the Senate Armed Services Committee hopes to bring the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) to the floor. This bill will provide $750 billion in funding for national defense. A full executive summary of the bill can be found here.

This week the House Appropriations Committee will be considering Five-Bill Appropriations Minibus of FY2020. This legislation, H.R.2740, will include five spending bills: Labor-Health and Human Services-Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State-Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development. A division-by-division summary can be found here.

On Capitol Hill

House: In Session

  • The House will reconvene to consider bills that are listed for consideration under the suspension of the rules (H.R. 3151 H.R. 542  H.R. 2476 H.R. 1158 H.R. 2539 H.R. 2083 H.R. 2609 H.R. 2590 H.Res. 372 H.R. 951 H.R. 2140)

Senate: In session

  • The Senate will reconvene to resume consideration of Ryan T. Holte to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

Committee Proceedings

House Committee on Education and Labor

  • Today, the committee will markup three bills titled, “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (H.R.1230)”, “Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R.1309(116))”, and “Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act (H.R.397 (116))”.
  • Tomorrow, the subcommittee on Workforce Relations will hold a hearing titled, “Restoring the Value of Work: Evaluating DOL’s Efforts to Undermine Strong Overtime Protections”

House Committee on Small Business

  • Today, the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship will hold a hearing titled, “SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program: The State’s Perspective”

House Committee on Financial Services

  • On June 19th, the committee will hold a hearing titled, “Slowing Economic Growth: The Impact of Recent Trade and Tax Policies on the U.S. Economy”
  • On June 26th, the committee will hold a hearing titled, “Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence: Where We Are and the Next Frontier in Financial Services”
  • POSTPONED: The committee will hold a hearing titled, “Examining Legislation to Protect Consumers and Small Business Owners from Abusive Debt Collection Practices”

House Committee on Appropriations

  • Today, the committee will hold a full committee markup of FY2020 Homeland Security, Financial Services and General Government, and the Report on the Further Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY2020

House Ways and Means Committee

  • There are no relevant hearings today

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Tomorrow, the committee will hold a hearing titled, “Reauthorization of the SBA’s Contracting Programs”

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

  • Today, the committee will hold a hearing titled, “Data Brokers and the Impact on Financial Data Privacy, Credit, Insurance, Employment, and Housing”

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

  • Tomorrow, the subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness will hold a hearing titled, “China’s Belt and Road Initiative”

Senate Judiciary Committee

  • Today, the subcommittee on Intellectual Property will hold a hearing titled, “The State of Patent Eligibility in America: Part 3”
  • Tomorrow, the subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights will hold a hearing titled, “Your Doctor/Pharmacist/Insurer Will See You Now: Competitive Implications of Vertical Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry”

Bills of Interest

  • A bill was released by the House Appropriations Committee to consider a five-bill appropriations minibus. The bill includes FY 2020 spending bills: Labor-Health and Human Services-Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State-Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development (H.R. 2740)
  • A bill was introduced by Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) that provides appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations (H.R. 3164)
  • A bill was introduced by Rep. David Price (D-NC) that provides appropriations for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations (H.R. 3163)
  • A bill was introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to improve broadband data collection, mapping, and validation to support the effective deployment of broadband services to all areas of the United States and for other purposes (H.R. 3162)

At the Agencies

Department of Labor

  • The DOL announced $1.5 million in funds to support women in apprenticeship, expand job opportunities

Department of the Treasury

  • No relevant news today

Small Business Administration

  • No relevant news today

United States Trade Representative

  • No relevant news today

Department of Commerce

  • No relevant news today

Links You Can Use

For reviewing legislation and tracking appropriations: www.congress.gov
For reviewing proposed and pending regulation: www.federalregister.gov