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Capitol Hill Connection Week Of August 3

August 3rd, 2009 · No 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.

Monday, August 3, 2009

 3:00 pm    Hearing

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee hearing on “Eliminating Wasteful Contractor Bonuses”

Where:        342 Dirksen

Webcast:     http://energycommerce.house.gov/

 Tuesday, August 4, 2009

8:00 am    Field Hearing

House Small Business Finance and Tax Subcommittee field hearing on “Exploring Ways for Small Businesses to Access Capital.”  The hearing will examine the current credit conditions for Oregon small businesses. Witnesses will offer testimony on expanding access to capital for entrepreneurs and spurring economic growth.

Where:        Courthouse Square, Senate Hearing Room, 555 Court Street N.E., Salem, Oregon

Webcast:     Not available.

10:00 am  Hearing

Senate Finance Committee hearing on “Climate Change Legislation: Allowance and Revenue Distribution”

Witnesses:   John Stephenson, Director, Environmental Protection Issues, Natural Resources and Environment Team, Government Accountability Office; Dallas Burtraw, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future; Alan D. Viard, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

                 Where:        215 Dirksen

                 Webcast:     http://finance.senate.gov/

10:00 am  Hearing

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on pending nominations.  Committee votes on the nominations are scheduled for 2 pm.

Nominees:   Dennis F. Hightower to be Deputy Cecretary of Commerce

Robert S. Adler to be a Commissioner, Consumer Product Safety Commission

Anne M. Northrup to be a Commissioner, Consumer Product Safety Commission

                 Where:        253 Russell

                 Webcast:     http://commerce.senate.gov/public/ 

2:30 pm    Hearing

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on efforts to protect patients from defective medical devices

Where:        430 Dirksen

Webcast:     http://help.senate.gov/

 2:30 pm    Hearing

Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on pending legislation S. 379 Performance Rights Act, a bill to provide fair compensation to artists for use of their sound recordings

Where:        226 Dirksen

Webcast:     http://judiciary.senate.gov/

Thursday, August 6, 2009

10:00 am  Confirmation Hearing

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing on the nomination of Winslow Lorenzo Sargeant to be Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy and Peggy E. Gustafson to be Inspector General, SBA

Where:        428 A Russell

Webcast:     http://sbc.senate.gov/

 

10:00 am  Hearing

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on “Examining Proposals to Enhance the Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies”

                 Where:        538 Dirksen

                 Webcast:     http://banking.senate.gov/public/

 

10:00 am  Hearing

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on climate change and America’s role in clean energy

Witnesses:   Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior; Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; David B. Sandalow, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs; Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund; Bill Fehrman, President and CEO, MidAmerican Energy Co.

Where:        406 Dirksen

Webcast:     http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Home

 

10:00 am  Hearing

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee hearing on “Aviation Safety: The Relationship between Network Airlines and Regional Airlines”

Where:        253 Russell

Webcast:     http://commerce.senate.gov/public/

 

2:30 pm    Hearing

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on “Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Small Business Innovation Research Program”

Where:        253 Russell

Webcast:         http://commerce.senate.gov/public/

 
   
   

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