US House of Representatives:


House Financial Services Committee:


Hearing entitled “Opportunities and Challenges Facing the National Flood Insurance Program” 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Housing and Insurance

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

  • Mr. Stephen Ellis, Vice President, Taxpayers for Common Sense
  • Mr. Christopher W. Heidrick, Heidrick & Company Insurance and Risk Management Services, LLC, on behalf of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Inc.
  • Ms. Patty Templeton-Jones, Executive Vice President and Chief Program Advocate, Wright National Flood Insurance Company, on behalf of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • Mr. Tom Woods, 2015 Chairman of the Board, National Association of Home Builders



Hearing entitled “How to Create a More Robust and Private Flood Insurance Marketplace” 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:15 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Housing and Insurance

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

  • Ms. Teresa D. Miller, Commissioner, Pennsylvania State Insurance Department, on behalf of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners
  • Mr. Steve Bradshaw, Executive Vice President, Standard Mortgage Corporation, on behalf of the Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Mr. Brady Kelley, Executive Director, National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd.
  • Mr. Birny Birnbaum, Executive Director, Center for Economic Justice



House Natural Resources Committee:


Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Legislative Efforts:


Exploring Energy Challenges and Opportunities Facing Puerto Rico 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515



Witness List:


Lisa Donahue
Managing Director

Josen Rossi
President, Puerto Rico Institute of Competitiveness and Sustainability
Chairman of the Board, AIREKO

Jorge San Miguel
Chair, Environmental Law, Energy & Land Use
Ferraiuoli LLC

Jaime L Sanabria Hernández 
Co-President & General Manager for Finance & Administration
EcoEléctrica, L. P.

Carlos Rivera Vélez, Ph.D., PE
Chairman of the Board
Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association







US Senate:



Senate Banking Committee:


No hearings to this week.



Senate Floor:


Tuesday, January, 12, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.


Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2232. Audit the Fed.


S.2232  Latest Title: Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015  Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 11/3/2015)


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