The Week Ahead
Capitol Hill April 29th, 2013
Both chambers are in recess until Monday, May 6th. Last week Congress approved H.R. 1765, a bill to end air traffic controller furloughs by giving the FAA flexibility to reprogram $253 million in furlough spending cuts. Legislators return home this week with competing immigration proposals at the center of debate. Congress is expected to act this spring to expand on a 1986 legislation creating a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s undocumented immigrants. Cybersecurity remains a priority with the House recently approving a measure to increase data sharing cooperation between businesses and the government. The White House has threatened to veto the measure which they believe does not include “reasonable steps to remove personal information” when sharing cybersecurity data. For complete details of legislation under consideration visit the “read more” link.
Recess Schedule Highlights
U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT
April 29th, Omnishore Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW 8:30 a.m.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) holds the Ninth Annual Small Business Summit.
HOUSE ARMED SERVICES: AIR-LAND FISCAL YEAR 2014
May 23rd, 2118 Rayburn 9:00 a.m.
House Armed Services (Chairman Turner, R-OH) will mark up the fiscal year 2014 Air-Land National Defense Authorization Act.