The Week Ahead
Monday, May 20
- Congressman Yarmuth returns to Washington to consider several pieces of legislation, including H.R. 1412, the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act; H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act; and H.R. 1911, the Smarter Solutions for Students Act.
- The House is expected to consider two measures under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 258, the Stolen Valor Act; and H.R. 1073, the Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act.
Tuesday, May 21
- 10:00 AM: The House Committee on Education and the Workforce holds a Congressional hearing to discuss the Obama Administration’s FY2014 Budget request for the Department of Education. Secretary Arne Duncan is expected to testify.
- The House Democratic Caucus meets to discuss legislative priorities for the week.
- Congressman Yarmuth meets with local constituents and representatives from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, the Kentucky Society of CPA’s, and GE’s Appliance Park.
- The House is expected to vote on a series of bills, including the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act; H.R. 570, the American Heroes COLA Act; legislation to authorize the use of Emancipation Hall for the unveiling of a statue to Frederick Douglass; and a measure to grant the Congressional Gold Medal to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of their service during World War II.
- H.R. 570, the American Heroes COLA Act, will increase veterans’ disability compensation at a rate equal to Social Security’s cost of living adjustments, and H.R. 1412, the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act, will improve efforts to increase veteran participation in VA training and education programs.
Wednesday, May 22
- Congressman Yarmuth meets with local representatives from the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association, the American College of Physicians, and the Appraisal Institute.
- The Humane Society of the United States presents Rep. Yarmuth with the Human Advocate Award for his leadership on animal protection legislation.
- The House is expected to vote Northern Route Approval Act. This bill will green light production of the northern section of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, including the Nebraska reroute.
Thursday, May 23
- Visitors to the office include local representatives from Kentuckians for Better Transportation and Bramco Inc.
- The House is expected to vote on the Smarter Solutions for Students Act. This measure will establish new interest rates for Stafford loans made after July 1, 2013.
Friday, May 24
- The House is not expected to be in session.