Sunday, December 15, 2013

Congressional Hearings – Week of 12-15-13

The House has gone home for Christmas (and New Years) but the Senate is still in Washington, trying to tie up some loose ends. There is an interesting cybersecurity hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will be holding a markup hearing that will look at a new cybersecurity bill; Cybersecurity Recruitment and Retention Act. This bill has not been introduced yet and there is not yet a copy on the Committee web site. From the title it sounds like another cyber jobs bill.

The Senate will take up a couple of important bills on the floor this week; the National Defense Authorization Bill (HR 3304) and the FY 2014 Budget Resolution (HJ Res 59). The GPO still does not have a copy of the version of HR 3304 passed by the House (though it is available in a hard to read version on the site). HJ Res 59 isn’t even available on the Thomas site. Both bills really need to pass this week without any amendments if we are going to have a reasonably smooth start to 2014.

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