The Week Ahead
Monday, December 2
- Congressman Yarmuth returns to Washington to begin consideration of several bills, including H.R. 1105, the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act; and H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act.
- The House is expected to vote on at least three measures under suspension of the rules, including legislation to extend for 10 years the Undetectable Firearms Act, which prohibits the sale, possession, and manufacture of firearms that are not detectable through current safety screening procedures such as metal detectors. The current law expires on December 9.
Tuesday, December 3
- Congressman Yarmuth meets with local representatives from the Assets and Opportunity Network.
- The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade holds a hearing to discuss the future of the Federal Trade Commission, which will mark its 100th anniversary in 2014.
- The House is expected to vote on several measures under suspension of the rules, including legislation to transfer unclaimed money recovered at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints to nonprofit organizations that operate airport United Service Organization lounges.
- The House is also expected to vote on legislation to create an Aviation Security Advisory Committee, which would advise the agency on security matters.
- 5:10 PM: Congressman Yarmuth calls in to the Terry Meiners Show on 84-WHAS to update listeners on his work in Louisville and Washington.
Wednesday, December 4
- Congressman Yarmuth urges conferees for the House Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) to maintain Senate language concerning the National Endowment for the Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes in the final conference report. The Senate version establishes the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, which would oversee a grant program to fund cooperative fisheries science, oil spill research and response, protection and relocation of critical coastal infrastructure, and ocean observing and monitoring systems.
- Visitors to the office include state representatives from the National Conference of State Legislatures, including Kentucky House Speaker Pro Tempore Larry Clark.
- The House is expected to vote on the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act, which would exempt advisers to private equity funds from SEC registration and reporting requirements, jeopardizing investor protections.
- The House may also begin consideration of H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act. This legislation attempts to curb patent infringement lawsuits.
Thursday, December 5
- Members of the Democratic Caucus meet to discuss legislative strategy for the week.
- The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power holds a hearing to examine the role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
- The House may vote on the Innovation Act.
Friday, December 6
- The House is not in session.