Policy Points


The Week of Monday, December 10, 2012



A View of the House Floor



This week, the House of Representatives will consider:


  • A bill to authorize the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (H.R. 4310)


A View of the Senate Floor

This week, the Senate will consider:


  • A bill to temporarily extend the Transaction Account Guarantee Program ( S. 3637)


Notes & Happenings

What every House Republican needs to know looking ahead:


  • Marginal income tax rates to rise, estate tax to rise, capital gains and dividend tax rates to rise, and the Alternative Minimum Tax patch to lapse on December 31, 2012
  • Across-the-board cuts in defense and domestic programs to go into effect on January 2, 2013



A View of the Committees


Monday, December 10, 2012

No Committee Activity



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Committee on Foreign Affairs

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Hearing @ 3 PM: “The Devastating Crisis in Eastern Congo”


Committee on Intelligence

Full Committee Hearing, Closed @ 5 PM: “Ongoing Intelligence Activities”


Committee on Rules

Full Committee Hearing @ 5 PM: “Suspension of the Rules Resolution Hearing”



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Full Committee Hearing @ 9:30 AM: “The Future of NASA: Perspectives on Strategic Vision for America's Space Program”


Committee on Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Hearing @ 10 AM: “Keeping the New Broadband Spectrum Law on Track”


Committee on Financial Services

Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Hearing @ 10 AM: “Challenges Facing the U.S. Capital Markets to Effectively Implement Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act”


Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Full Committee Hearing @ 10 AM: “HGH Testing in the NFL: Is the Science Ready?”


Committee on Ways and Means

Subcommittee on Human Resources Hearing @ 2 PM: “Proposal to Reduce Child Deaths Due to Maltreatment”



Thursday, December 13, 2012

Committee on Agriculture

Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Hearing @ 9 AM: “Dodd-Frank Derivatives Reform: Challenges Facing U.S. and International Markets”


Committee on Financial Services

Full Committee Hearing @ 9 AM: “Examining the Impact of the Volcker Rule on Markets, Businesses, Investors and Job Creation, Part II”


Committee on Intelligence

Full Committee Hearing, Closed @ 10:30 AM: “Ongoing Intelligence Activities”


Committee on Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Health Hearing @ 10 AM: “State of Uncertainty: Implementation of PPACA's Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion”


Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Full Committee Hearing @ 10 AM: “Northeast Corridor Future: Options for High-Speed Rail Development and Opportunities for Private Sector Participation” 



Friday, December 14, 2012

No Committee Activity


RPC Policy Point of the Week: “The President’s Statements on Tax Reform Do Not Add Up”


Courtesy of the House Committee on Ways and Means – click here to access.