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With just 9 days until the November 21st government funding deadline, top lawmakers are attempting to cobble together a short-term fix to keep the government open for a few more weeks. Due to the mass focus on impeachment, reaching a funding agreement has been a slow-moving process.

The House will debate 9 bills today that are under suspension including, H.R. 3537 a bill about the Veteran Entrepreneur Training Act of 2019 and a number of other small business bills.

Also happening today, the House Committee on Small Business will hold hearing titled, “Upskilling the Medical Workforce: Opportunities in Health Innovation.”

 

Floor Proceedings

House: In Session

  • The House convened at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour debate and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. Suspensions (9 bills)

Senate: In Session

  • The Senate convened at 10:00 a.m. and will proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.

Committee Proceedings

House Committee on Education and Labor

  • There are no relevant hearings today

House Committee on Small Business

  • Today, the Committee on Small Business will hold hearing titled, “Upskilling the Medical Workforce: Opportunities in Health Innovation.”
  • Tomorrow, “The Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing titled, “A Fair Playing Field? Investigating Big Tech’s Impact on Small Business.”
  • Tomorrow, The Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship will hold a hearing titled, “Assessing the Government’s Role in Serving Rural American Small Businesses (Part One).”
  • On November 19th, “The Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure will hold a hearing titled, “Smart Construction: Increasing Opportunities for Small Businesses in Infrastructure.”

House Committee on Financial Services

  • Today, the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “How America Leads Abroad: An Examination of Multilateral Development Institutions”
  • On November 19th, the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “America for Sale? An Examination of the Practices of Private Funds”
  • On November 20th, the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “An Examination of Regulators’ Efforts to Preserve and Promote Minority Depository Institutions”
  • On November 21st, the Taskforce on Financial Technology will hold a hearing titled, “Banking on Your Data: the Role of Big Data in Financial Services”

House Committee on Appropriations

  • There are no relevant hearings today

House Ways and Means Committee

  • Tomorrow, the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Caring for Aging Americans”

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Tomorrow, the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Noncompete Agreements and American Workers”

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

  • There are no relevant hearings today

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

  • On November 20th, the Full Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Nomination of Stephen M. Hahn, MD, to serve as Commissioner of Food and Drugs”

Senate Committee on Appropriations

  • There are no relevant hearings today

Senate Committee on Finance

  • There are no relevant hearings today

Senate Judiciary Committee

  • Today, the Full Committee will hold a nomination hearing

Bills of Interest

  • Representative Ben Lujan (D-NM-3) introduced H.R.5052 a bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to include local government minimum wage requirements in determining the hourly minimum wage applicable for purposes of the work-study allowance under the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

At the Agencies

Department of Labor

  • There is no relevant news today

Department of the Treasury

  • There is no relevant news today

Small Business Administration

  • There is no relevant news today

Office of the US Trade Representative

  • There is no relevant news today

Department of Commerce

  • There is no relevant news today