The Week Ahead
Capitol Hill July 23, 2012
The House convenes Monday with 8 legislative days left before August target adjournment. Several bills are under suspension of rules, floor action on the committee approved Farm bill is not expected until next week. The Senate will consider S.3412 the Bush tax cut extender for individuals earning less than $250,000 annually. The House is expected to bring a companion tax bill to the floor before recess which extends tax cuts for all individuals. Appropriation bills continue to stall in the Senate with no signal of mark up before recess.
Committee Hearing Schedule Highlights
HOUSE SMALL BUSINESS: SURVIVAL IN THE RECESSION
July 25th, 1:00 p.m. 2360 Rayburn
House Small Business (Chairman Graves, R-MO) will hold a hearing titled “Tales of Resilience: Small Business in the Recession”.
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS: LABOR HHS
Full-Committee Mark Up
July 25, 10:00 a.m. 124 Dirksen
Senate Appropriations Committee (Chairman Harkin, D-IA) will hold a hearing on fiscal year 2013 appropriations for the Departments of Labor and Health & Human Services.