Federal Relations

April 27, 2009

This Week on the Hill

April 27-May 1
The newest member of the House, Scott Murphy, D-NY, is expected to be sworn in early in the week.
This Week in the House
Under suspension of the rules:
H Con Res 99 — Early educator wages
H Res 335 — National Volunteer Week
H Res 344 — NCAA women’s basketball
HR 1747 — Great Lakes icebreaker
H Res 340, H Res 341 — Victims of shootings
H Res 342 — Vietnamese Refugees Day
H Res 76 — Natural disasters
H Res 109 — Crime Victims’ Rights Week
H Con Res 104 — Sexual assault prevention
Subject to a rule:
HR 1913 — Hate crimes
HR 627 — Credit card regulations
S Con Res 13 — Fiscal 2010 budget resolution conference report (tentative)
This Week in the Senate
Roll call votes expected.
Weekly policy lunches: 12:30-2:15 p.m.
S 386 —Financial fraud
Nomination — Kathleen Sebelius for HHS secretary
S Con Res 13 — Fiscal 2010 budget resolution conference report
Committee Markups and Hearings Scheduled for Tuesday
House Financial Services marks up legislation to overhaul consumer mortgage practices (HR 1728)
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs votes on pending nominations for Housing and Urban Development, the Export-Import Bank and the Treasury.  
House Judiciary marks up legislation on financial fraud (HR 1748), false claims (HR 1788), cigarette trafficking (HR 1676), war profiteering (HR 1667) and witness security and protection (HR 1741). 
House Rules considers rules for floor debate for legislation to provide federal assistance to American Indian tribes (HR 1913) and credit card regulations (HR 627).
Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing on draft legislation to boost funding for clean energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Committee Markups and Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions votes on nominations.
House Science and Technology marks up a draft bill on networking and IT research and development; bills on international science and technology cooperation (HR 1736); and math and science education (HR 1709)
House Natural Resources marks up bills on state secrets (S 417), consumer credit (S 257), the free flow of information (S 488) and assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence (S 327).
Schedule Listing is from the Congressional Quarterly.