On Tuesday, May 15, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “Protecting and Promoting Music Creation in the 21st Century”, focusing on the Music Modernization Act; on Wednesday, May 16, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing entitled “Intellectual Property 101: How Small Business Owners Can Utilize Intellectual Property”; on Wednesday, May 16, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the New Democratic Coalition that he was not optimistic about a renegotiated NAFTA agreement coming together in the near term, meaning that a Congressional vote on the deal would likely extend into 2019.