Today in Washington – July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018
Source: Jennifer White – Legislative Counsel

The House leaves today for August recess. The Senate will remain in session next week.

OMB Received Pass-through Deduction Regulations: Proposed regulations to implement the pass-through deduction provision created by the new tax law are at the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The regulations are deemed “economically significant,” which means they qualify for expedited 10-day review. No language has been released. You may view the regulation notice here.

Labor Department Shakeup: Ondray T. Harris, the director of the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs, is stepping down at the end of this week, after assuming the position in April.

• Today @ 11 AM: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Modernizing Apprenticeships to Expand Opportunities, 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

H.R. 6514 (Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-NY): Requiring the SBA Administrator to establish a pilot program for certifying the status of a small business concern as a small business owned and controlled by socially and economically distressed individuals.