The Week Ahead
Capitol Hill September 10, 2012
Both chambers convene Monday after a long August recess and two national conventions. Legislators return to Washington for a short two week session the last before the November elections. Several bills are under suspension of rules, including H.R. 5865 the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2012. Appropriators must pass a Continuing Resolution during this session to keep the government running through November and well into the 113th Congress. The agreement, a six month CR, will allow Congress to focus on resolving potential issues triggered by the Budget Control Act during the lame duck session. Visit the “read more” link for a detailed look at legsiation under consideration.
Committee Hearing Schedule Highlights
HOUSE ARMED SERVICES: 21st CENTURY CHALLENGES
September 11, 10:00 a.m. 2118 Rayburn
House Armed Services (Chairman McKeon, R-CA) will hold a hearing titles “Framework for Capacity Building Programs in the 21st Century”
HOUSE ENERGY & COMMERCE: “WHERE THE JOBS ARE”
September 12, 9:45 a.m. 2322 Rayburn
Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade Sub-Committee (Chairwomen Bono Mack R-CA) will hold a hearing titled “Where the jobs are” focusing on efforts to overcome obstacles to job growth.