The Week Ahead
Tuesday, May 14
- Congressman Yarmuth returns to Washington to consider several pieces of legislation, including H.R. 180, the National Blue Alert Act; H.R. 45, which would repeal the Patient Protect and Affordable Care Act; and H.R. 1062, the SEC Regulatory Accountability Act.
- Visitors to the office include Alltech President Dr. Pearse Lyons.
- Congressman Yarmuth urges the Senate to confirm the Obama Administration’s nomination of Thomas Perez for Secretary of Labor.
- The House is expected to consider three bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 180, the National Blue Alert Act. This legislation would establish a national Blue Alert communications network to better inform and coordinate efforts among federal, state, and local law enforcement when an officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
Wednesday, May 15
- The House Democratic Caucus meets to discuss legislative priorities for the week.
- Congressman Yarmuth meets with local constituents and representatives from the Kentucky Association of Realtors, U.S. Bank, Stonestreet Stables, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the National Electrical Contractors Association, and Jim Beam.
- Congressman Yarmuth and colleagues on both sides of the aisle introduce the Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act. This legislation would help protect American consumers and businesses from defective products manufactured abroad, level the playing field for American manufacturers, and provide U.S. consumers with the necessary tools to seek proper redress.
- 4 P.M.: Congressman Yarmuth is scheduled to appear on Martin Bashir Live on MSNBC.
- The House is expected to vote on five measures under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 384, the Homes for Heroes Act. This legislation would establish a Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs under the Department of Housing and Urban Development to ensure veterans have fair access to HUD housing and homeless assistance programs, and to coordinate all HUD programs and activities related to veterans.
Thursday, May 16
- Congressman Yarmuth meets with local representatives from the Kentucky Petroleum Association, Goodwill Industries, 50 States United for Healthy Air, and the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police.
- Congressman Yarmuth cosponsors the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act, which would enact minimum health and safety standards and monitoring at therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness camps, and behavior modification facilities.
- House Republicans attempt for the 37th time to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. There are thousands of Kentuckians whose lives have already been improved – and some saved – because of the Affordable Care Act. Click here to read about the benefits of the law in Louisville and throughout the Commonwealth.
Friday, May 17
- The House is expected to vote on H.R. 1062, the SEC Regulatory Accountability Act. This legislation would impose burdensome new cost-benefit analysis requirements on the Securities and Exchange Commission that are intended to slow the agency’s regulatory process and stall implementation of Dodd-Frank regulations opposed by Wall Street and financial institutions.