The Week Ahead
Capitol Hill November 26, 2012
Both chambers return from Thanksgiving on Tuesday with less than three weeks of session to fix the rapidly approaching “fiscal cliff”. Senate floor action on the Defense Authorization bill has slipped another week with leadership working to limit the number of proposed amendments. In the House, several bills are under suspension of rules which cover the federal postal service and it’s record operating loss. The House will also consider H.R. 6429 the STEM Jobs Act increasing green cards available to individuals with graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. For a complete look at legislation under consideration visit the “read more” link.
Committee Hearing Schedule Highlights
SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS: ARMS CONTROL
Tuesday, November 27 Capitol Visitors Center
Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Chairman Kerry, D-MA) will hold a closed hearing to update members on arms control matters.
HOUSE ARMED SERVICES: 21st CENTURY CHALLENGES
House Armed Services (Chairman McKeon, R-CA) will hold a hearing titled “Framework for Capacity Building Programs”