Financial Services Week Ahead March 9-13

House of Representatives:

This week is the district work period for the members of the House.


US Senate:


Senate Banking Committee:


Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in 538 Dirksen SOB – Hearing entitled “Venture Exchanges and Small-Cap Companies.” Subcommittee for Securities, Insurance, and Investments.


Witness List:

Mr. Stephen Luparello, Director of Division of Trading and Markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Mr. Thomas Farley, President, NYSE Group

Mr. Nelson Griggs, Executive Vice President of Listing Services, NASDAQ OMX Group


Comments: Hearing on efforts to reduce barriers for capital formation.  Discussions on the Jobs Act and IPO issues.  The House has had similar hearings last year on the Jobs Act 2 legislation.



Senate Appropriations:


Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in 562 Dirksen SOB – Hearing entitled “Department of Housing and Urban Development FY 2016 Budget Request.” Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies Subcommittee.


Witness List:

The Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary, Housing and Urban Development



HUD budget for Fiscal Year 2016 which is focused on helping to secure quality housing for Americans; to end homelessness; to make communities more resilient from natural disasters; to protect people from housing discrimination; and to provide critical rental assistance for millions of extremely poor families.  The 2016 budget includes $49.3 billion to support these efforts, representing a $4 billion, or 8.7 percent, increase over current levels.



Senate Finance Committee:


Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building – Hearing entitled “Tax Complexity, Compliance, and Administration: The Merits of Simplification in Tax Reform.” Full Committee. 


Witness List:

Ms. Carol Markman, Certified Public Accountant and Tax Director, EP Caine & Associates CPA LLC, Westbury, NY

Dr. Mihir A. Desai, Mizuho Financial Group, Professor of Finance & Professor of Law, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Mr. Bruce Barlett, Former Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Economic Policy 1998 – 1993, US Treasury, Great Falls, VA

Mr. T. Keith Fogg, Professor of Law and Director, Villanova University School of Law Federal Tax Clinic, Villanova, PA



Discussions on methods to make it less complicated in filing annual income and business taxes.



Senate Aging Committee:


Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in 562 Dirksen SOB – Hearing entitled “ Bridging the Gap; Hoe Prepared are Americans for Retirement.” Full Committee.


Witness List:


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