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Yesterday, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD) held a press call urging the Senate to take up election security measures.

This week both Chambers of Congress and the Trump Administration continues to work toward securing a bipartisan deal that will fund the government and avoid a shut-down before November 21st. In the remaining three weeks, Members and staffers are confident that a deal will make it through a democratic-controlled House and a GOP led Senate before the end of the legislative year.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the kickoff of National Veterans Small Business Week. The SBA is devoting each day to a different issue related to veterans entrepreneurship. Topics include transition assistance, entrepreneurial training, stakeholders and resources, access to capital, disaster assistance, and government contracting.

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing titled, “How Corporations and Big Tech Leave Our Data Exposed to Criminals, China, and Other Bad Actors.”

 

Floor Proceedings 

House: Not in Session

  • The House is not in session today

 

Senate: In Session

  • The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of David Austin Tapp, of Kentucky, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

 

Committee Proceedings 

House Committee on Education and Labor

  • There are no relevant hearings today

House Committee on Small Business

  • On November 8th, the Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations will hold a hearing titled, “Fostering the American Dream: How SBA Can Empower Immigrant Small Business Owners.”

House Committee on Financial Services

  • On November 13th, 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”

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

  • There are no relevant hearings today

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

  • On November 7th, the Full Committee will hold a hearing titled, “ Examining Bipartisan Bills to Promote Affordable Housing Access and Safety”

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

  • Today, the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism is holding a hearing titled, “How Corporations and Big Tech Leave Our Data Exposed to Criminals, China, and Other Bad Actors”
  • On November 6th, the Full Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Reauthorizing the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015”

Bills of Interest

  • There are no relevant bills today

At the Agencies 

Department of Labor

  • The Department released a news release titled, “U.S. Department of Labor Announces Proposal to Expand Access To Bonuses for America’s Workers”

Department of the Treasury

  • There is no relevant news today

Small Business Administration

  • The Administration released a news release titled, “SBA Kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week 2019”

Office of the US Trade Representative

  • There is no relevant news today

Department of Commerce

  • The Department released a news release titled, “The Commerce Department Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Month”