Financial Services Week Ahead April 27-May 1

US House of Representatives:

 

House Financial Services Committee:

 

 

Hearing entitled “The Impact of International Regulatory Standards on the Competitiveness of U.S. Insurers”  Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:00 AM in HVC-210 Capitol Visitor Center  Housing and Insurance 

 

Witness List

  • Mr. Michael McRaith, Director, Federal Insurance Office, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Mr. Mark van der Weide, Deputy Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Mr. Kevin McCarty, Commissioner, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, on behalf of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

 

Hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation and Reduce Regulatory Burdens”  Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:00 PM in HVC-210 Capitol Visitor Center  Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises 

 

  • H.R. 432, the “Small Business Investment Company Advisers Relief Act of 2015”
  • H.R. 686, the “Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2015”
  • H.R. 1317, a bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to specify how clearing requirements apply to certain affiliate transactions, and for other purposes
  • H.R. 1334, the “Holding Company Registration Threshold Equalization Act of 2015”
  • H.R. 1525, the “Disclosure Modernization and Simplification Act of 2015”
  • H.R. 1675, the “Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2015”
  • H.R. 1723, the “Small Business Freedom and Growth Act of 2015”
  • H.R. 1839, the “Reforming Access for Investments in Startup Enterprises Act of 2015”
  • H.R. 1847, the “Swap Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act”
  • H.R. 1965, the “Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act”
  • H.R. 1975, a bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the Securities Exchange Commission to refund or credit excess payments made to the Commission
  • H.R. ____, the “Improving Access to Capital for Emerging Growth Companies Act”

Witness List

  • Mr. Thomas C. Deas, Vice President and Treasurer, FMC Corporation, on behalf of the Coalition for Derivatives End-Users
  • Professor Theresa A. Gabaldon, Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law, George Washington University
  • Gayle Hughes, Partner, Merion Investment Partners, on behalf of the Small Business Investor Alliance
  • Mr. Shane Kovacs, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development, PTC Therapeutics, Inc., on behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Mr. Thomas Quaadman, Vice President, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 

Joint Hearing with the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules entitled, “Examining the Export-Import Bank’s Mandates”  Thursday, April 30, 2015 1:00 PM in 2154 Rayburn HOB  Monetary Policy and Trade 

 

Witness List

  • TBA

 

 

 

Hearing entitled “Oversight of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority”  Friday, May 1, 2015 9:15 AM in HVC-210 Capitol Visitor Center  Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises 

 

Witness List

  • TBA

 

 

House Appropriations:

 

 

Subcommittee Markup – FY 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies April 29, 2015 9:30 AM in 2358-A Rayburn – Purpose: Mark Up Appropriations Bill, FY 2016

 

 

 

 

House Energy and Commerce:

 

 

Full Committee Markup

 

Wednesday, April 29, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.

The Committee will consider the following:

  • H.R. ____, Ratepayer Protection Act; and, ·H.R. ____, Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act

 

 

House Judiciary Committee:

 

HEARING: H.R. 1927, THE “FAIRNESS IN CLASS ACTION LITIGATION ACT OF 2015”

2141 Rayburn House Office Building

Apr 29 2015 3:00 p.m.

Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice

 

 

 

US Senate:

 

 

Senate Banking Committee:

 

 

THE STATE OF THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND INSURANCE REGULATION

Tuesday, April 28, 2015  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

 

 

The witnesses will be: Mr. S. Roy Woodall, Jr., Independent Member with Insurance Expertise, Financial Stability Oversight Council; Mr. Mark Van Der Weide, Deputy Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Mr. Michael McRaith, Director, Federal Insurance Office, U. S. Department of the Treasury; and Mr. Kevin McCarty, Commissioner, Florida Insurance Department, on behalf of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

 

 

EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE

Housing, Transportation, and Community Development

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  09:30 AM – 11:30 AM  538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

 

The witnesses will be: Ms. Jane Garvey, North America Chairman, Meridiam Infrastructure; Ms. Colleen Campbell, Board Member, Infrastructure Ontario; and Mr. Cal Hollis, Managing Executive Officer for Countywide Planning and Development, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority.

 

 

 

EXAMINING INSURANCE CAPITAL RULES AND FSOC PROCESS

Securities, Insurance, and Investment

Thursday, April 30, 2015  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

 

 

The witnesses will be: Mr. Robert M. Falzon, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Prudential Financial, Incorporated; Mr. Kurt Bock, Chief Executive Officer, Country Financial; and Mr. Daniel Schwarcz, Professor and Solly Robbins Distinguished Research Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School.

 

 

 

Senate Appropriations:

 

 

Hearing to review U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness

9:15 a.m., Room 138, Dirksen Senate Office Building

TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES SUBCOMMITTEE (Susan Collins, Chairman)

 

Witnesses:

 

Cyndi Lauper

True Colors Fund Co-Founder

Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-Winning Artist

 

Deborah Shore

Chairman, National Network for Youth and

Executive Director and Founder, Sasha Bruce Youthwork

 

Jennifer Ho

Senior Advisor for Housing and Services to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

 

Brittany Dixon

Former Homeless Youth

Education Technician, Auburn, Maine

 

 

 

Senate Small Business Committee Field Hearing:

 

 

How Flood Insurance Rate Increases and Flood Mapping Policy Changes Will Impact Small Businesses and Economic Growth

May 01 2015 10:00am CST

Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship will hold a field hearing entitled, “How Flood Insurance Rate Increases and Flood Mapping Policy Changes Will Impact Small Businesses and Economic Growth” at 10:00am CST on Friday, May 1 at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center at the University of New Orleans.

Witness Panel 1

 

  • Brad J. Kieserman  Deputy Associate Administrator for Federal Insurance Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Roy Wright  Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation Federal Emergency Management Agency

Witness Panel 2

  • Dwayne Bourgeois  Executive Director North Lafourche Conservation, Levee and Drainage District
  • David McKey  Broker and Owner Coldwell Banker One
  • Jerry Passman  President – Louisiana Home Builders Association Passman Homes, Inc.
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