Federal Relations

October 26, 2009

This Week on Capitol Hill October 26-30

On the House and Senate Floors

The House is expected to consider a bill to reauthorize Small Business Administration programs and the conference report on the fiscal 2010 Interior-Environment spending bill.  

The Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote Tuesday on a bill to extend unemployment aid

Both the House and the Senate are expected to pass a stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded into next month.

Committee Activity

House Financial Services will mark up legislation on Tuesday on private fund investment, investor protection, an Office of Insurance Information, and a draft bill on accountability and transparency in rating agencies.  House Natural Resources on Wednesday will mark up wilderness and land bills. 

Also on Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing on executive pay proposals for recipients of federal bailout dollars. 

In the Senate, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing on Wednesday on the role of natural gas in mitigating climate change, and the Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday on preventing health care fraud.