Financial Services Week Ahead February 23-27

US House of Representatives:

 

House Financial Services Committee:

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015  at 10:00 AM in HVC-210 of the House Visitors’ Center – Hearing entitled “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” Full Committee 

Witness List

  • The Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Comments: Expect questions on the transparency and audit the fed legislation, SIFI designation, and Dodd-Frank reforms

 

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM in 2220 Rayburn HOB – Hearing entitled “The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) – Part Two.”  Housing and Insurance 

Witness List – Tentative

  • Rohit Gupta, President of U.S. Mortgage Insurance at Genworth Financial Inc.
  • Douglas Hotz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum
  • Julia Gordon, Center for the American Progress
  • Clifford Rossi, Professor, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Comments: Part 2 of the FHA insurance premium oversight hearing, this time with witnesses to suggest alternatives to the FHA program.

 

House Judiciary Committee:

 

ThursdayFebruary 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM in 2237 Rayburn HOB – Hearing entitled “H.R. 870, the Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act of 2015.” Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law.

 

Witness List

 

  • Mr. John A. E. Pottow, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
  • Ms. Melba Acosta, President, Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico
  • Mr. Robert Donahue, Managing Director, Municipal Market Analytics
  • Mr. Thomas Moers Mayer, Partner & Co-Chair, Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

 

Comments: Controversial legislation to protect Puerto Rico from its creditors.

 

House Appropriations Committee:

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM in 2358-A Rayburn HOB – “Hearing entitled Budget Hearing – Department of Housing and Urban Development”

 

Witness List

  • The Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

Comments:  Likely questions on FHA and affordable housing.

 

US Senate:

 

Senate Banking Committee:

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 106, Dirksen Senate Office Building, the COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in EXECUTIVE SESSION to consider S. 527, a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Foot Soldiers who participated in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday, or in the final Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in March of 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2014 at in Room 106, Dirksen Senate Office Building following the EXECUTIVE SESSION, Hearing entitled “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress.” Full Committee.

 

Witness List

  • The Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Comments;  Questions likely on regulatory reform for smaller institutions and audit the fed legislation.

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