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Capitol Hill Connection for the Week of March 5

March 6th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Each week while Congress is in session the Office of Advocacy will post a highlights schedule of congressional hearings and committee markups that we think will be of interest to stakeholders in the small business community. For further information on the hearings in question please contact the relevant congressional committee.


The House and Senate are both in session this week.  On Tuesday, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on a substitute amendment to the surface transportation bill. The House plans to vote on a bill that would allow the government to impose punitive tariffs on imported goods from state economies such as China’s.


Tuesday, March 6th     

10:00 a.m.       Full Committee Hearing 
Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled “Tax Reform Options: Incentives for Capital Investment and Manufacturing.”
Location: 215 Dirksen Bldg.

10:00 a.m.       Full Committee Hearing 
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee  will hold a hearing titled “Spurring Job Growth Through Capital Formation While Protecting Investors.”
Location: 538 Dirksen Bldg.

Wednesday, March 7th

10:00 a.m.       Subcommittee Hearing
Workforce Protections Subcommittee of House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing titled “Ensuring Regulations Protect Access to Affordable and Quality Companion Care.”
Location: 2175 Rayburn Bldg.

10:00 a.m.       Full Committee Hearing
House Ways and Means Committee will hold a series of hearings on the interaction of tax policies and financial accounting rules, as well as the burden that businesses face in dealing with tax accounting.
Location: 1100 Longworth Bldg.

1:00 p.m.         Full Committee Hearing
House Small Business Committee will meet to consider its “Views and Estimates” report that will be forwarded to the House Budget Committee for use in drafting the 2013 concurrent budget resolution.
Location: 2360 Rayburn Bldg.

1:00 p.m.         Full Committee Markup
House Small Business Committee will mark up pending legislation.
Location: 2360 Rayburn Bldg.
Legislation: HR 3850 — Government Efficiency through Small Business Contracting Act of 2012
HR 3851 — A bill to amend the Small Business Act with respect to Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and for other purposes.
HR 3893 — Subcontracting Transparency and Reliability Act of 2012
HR 3980 — Small Business Opportunity Act of 2012
HR 4118 — Small Business Procurement Improvement Act of 2012
HR 4121 — Early Stage Small Business Contracting Act of 2012

2:00 p.m.         Full Committee Hearing
Senate Special Aging Committee will hold a hearing titled “Opportunities for Savings: Removing Obstacles for Small Business.” The hearing will focus on the relative scarcity of retirement savings plans among small businesses, and solutions for overcoming the barriers that discourage small businesses from offering retirement plans.
Location: 562 Dirksen Bldg.

Thursday, March 8th

10:00 a.m.       Subcommittee Hearing
Investigations, Oversight and Regulations Subcommittee of House Small Business Committee will hold a hearing titled “Powering Down: Are Government Regulations Impeding Small Energy Producers and Harming Energy Security?”
Location: 2360 Rayburn Bldg.

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