This Week In Washington…
The roster is set for tonight’s first GOP debate in Cleveland, with the top 10 candidates in the main event and seven others in a separate, earlier contest. Fox News said that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich will appear in the premiere event. That leaves Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore on the under card. Looking Ahead: Here’s how each candidate can win, according to The Hill.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is about to start requiring companies to disclose how much they pay their top executives, and to compare those salaries with median employee pay. Looking Ahead: Public reporting of the gap is unlikely to result in a rush to cut executives’ pay packages or boost employee salaries.
President Obama hosted more than 30 companies and 90 entrepreneurs as part of the White House’s first Demo Day to showcase female- and minority-driven start-ups. Looking Ahead: The president also announced a public-private initiative aimed at spurring women and minority entrepreneurship.
The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state. Looking Ahead: Clinton is not accused of any wrongdoing, and two officials told The Washington Post that the FBI is not targeting her.
Senators are seeking a deal that would allow them to move the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act — which is intended to boost the sharing of data on hackers between the public and private sectors — before the Senate’s month-long August recess. Looking Ahead: A vote was expected to be delayed until fall, but a deal could bring the measure to the floor this week.
The Law: Proposed Rulemakings
- The Small Business Administration is conducting the second year of the InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Challenge for entrepreneurs to create a product or service that has a measurable impact on the lives of women and families, has the potential for commercialization, and fills a need in the marketplace.
- The Department of Veterans Affairs is amending its medical regulation that governs Vet Center services to provide readjustment counseling services to broader groups of veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and their families.
- The Bureau of the Census announced that it is planning to conduct the 2017 Economic Census and is seeking public comment on its content. The Economic Census is conducted at 5-year intervals (years ending in 2 and 7) and is the most comprehensive compilation of statistics about U.S. businesses and the economy.
A quick and easy way to get info fast:
- For more on federal government rulemaking, visit the Federal Register
- Want to follow the 2016 presidential sweepstakes? All the polling data you’ll need is a click away.
- Get the latest from the declared presidential candidates from their campaign websites: Democrats Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders and Jim Webb; and Republicans Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Rick Santorum, George Pataki, Rick Perry, Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, John Kasich and Jim Gilmore.
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