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Today, the House Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “The Role of the SBA 8(a) Program in Enhancing Economic Development or Encouraging the Growth of Minority-Owned Small Businesses and Minority Entrepreneurship.”  Tomorrow, the House Committee on Education and Labor subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services will meet for a hearing titled, “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Programs (OFCCP).” The Small Business subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development will also meet for a hearing titled, “SBA Programs Spurring Innovation.”


On the Hill

Floor Proceedings

House: In Session

Senate: In Session

  • The Senate will convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of John Rakolta, Jr. to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Arab Emirates.

Committee Proceedings

House Committee on Education and Labor

  • Tomorrow, the Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee will meet for a hearingtitled, “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Programs (OFCCP)”

House Committee on Small Business

  • Today, the full Committee will meet for a hearingtitled, “The Role of the SBA 8(a) Program in Enhancing Economic Development or Encouraging the Growth of Minority-Owned Small Businesses and Minority Entrepreneurship”
  • Tomorrow, the Small Business subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development will meet for a hearingtitled, “SBA Programs Spurring Innovation”

House Committee on Financial Services

  • On September 24th, the subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion will hold a hearing titled “Examining the Racial and Gender Wealth Gap in America”
  • On September 26th, 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

  • Tomorrow, the committee will hold a hearingtitled, “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement”

House Committee on Oversight and Reform

  • Tomorrow, the committee will hold a hearingtitled, “H.R. 51: Making D.C. the 51st State”

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

  • There are no relevant hearings today

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

  • Tomorrow, the Committee will hold a nomination hearingof Eugene Scalia to serve as Secretary of Labor

Senate Committee on Finance

  • There are no relevant hearings today

Senate Judiciary Committee

  • On September 24th, the subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights will hold a hearing titled, “Competition in Digital Technology Markets: Examining Acquisitions of Nascent or Potential Competitors by Digital Platforms”

Bills of Interest

  • Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced S.1790National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.

 

  • Rep Henry C “Hank” Johnson (D-GA-4) introduced H.R.1423, ”Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act or the FAIR Act.”

 


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