October 19, 2009
This Week on Capitol Hill October 19-23
In the House
The House reconvenes on Tuesday at 2:00 pm for legislative business. On Wednesday, and the balance of the week, the House is expected to vote on a bill to authorize HIV/AIDS treatment programs, as well as a Coast Guard authorization and a bill to boost solar technology research.
On Tuesday, the Committee on Financial Services marks up a bill to establish a consumer financial protection agency (HR 3126).
On Wednesday, Science and Technology will mark up a bill on fire grants (HR 3791) and on natural hazards reduction programs (HR 3820); Agriculture will mark up a bill to regulate over-the-counter derivatives (HR 3795); Armed Services will hold a hearing on US military redeployment from Iraq.
On Thursday, Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee will mark up a bill addressing programs for homeless veterans (HR 2504, HR 2559, HR 2735, HR 3796, and HR 3073); and Financial Services will mark up a draft bill to overhaul the regulation of capital markets
In the Senate
The Senate convenes at 2:00 pm today to take a a bill affecting Medicare physician pay (S 1776). The tentative schedule for the remainder of the week includes a bill on Homeland Security spending (HR 2892); Defense authorization (HR 2647); and unemployment insurance (HR 3548).
On Tuesday, Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing on the housing market.
On Wednesday, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will hold a hearing on the H1N1 flu response; and Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing on greenhouse gas emissions allowances.