House of Representatives:


Financial Services Committee:


Markup of FY17 Budget Views and Estimates 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Full Committee

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

The Committee on Financial Services will meet in open session at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, and subsequent days if necessary, in room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building, to adopt the Committee’s views and estimates on the budget for fiscal year 2017, as required by clause (f)(1) of Rule X of the House of Representatives and section 301(d) of the Congressional Budget Act.


Hearing entitled “Unsustainable Federal Spending and the Debt Limit” 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Oversight and Investigations

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

Panel I

  • The Honorable Tom McClintock, Representative (CA-4th District), U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Mark Pocan, Representative (WI-2nd District), U.S. House of Representatives

Panel II

  • Dr. Daniel Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
  • Dr. Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
  • Ms. Romina Boccia, Deputy Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, and Grover M. Hermann Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
  • Dr. Chad Stone, Chief Economist, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities



Hearing entitled “Trading with the Enemy: Trade-Based Money Laundering is the Growth Industry in Terror Finance” 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing 

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

  • Mr. John Cassara, former U.S. Intelligence Officer and Treasury Special Agent
  • Mr. Louis Bock, former Senior Special Agent, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Mr. Farley Mesko, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sayari Analytics
  • Dr. Nikos Passas, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University



Financial Services Bills for the House Floor:


On Monday, the House will meet 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 2187 – Fair Investment Opportunities for Professional Experts Act (Sponsored by Rep. David Schweikert / Financial Services Committee)

2) H.R. 2209 – To require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to treat certain municipal obligations as level 2A liquid assets, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Luke Messer / Financial Services Committee

3) H.R. 3784 – SEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Carney / Financial Services Committee)

4) H.R. 4168 – Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Poliquin / Financial Services Committee)

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

H.R. 3700 – Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer / Financial Services Committee)


On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

On Friday, no votes are expected in the House.

H.R. 766 – Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer / Financial Services Committee)


House Education and Workforce:

Markup: DOL Fiduciary Legislation


February 2, 2016

H.R. 4293, “Affordable Retirement Advice Protection Act” 

H.R. 4294, “Strengthening Access to Valuable Education and Retirement Support Act of 2015”

The markup is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. in room HVC- 210 Capitol Visitor Center.


House Ways and Means:

First Hearing Under Chairman Brady.  Tuesday, February 2nd at 10:00 AM, in Room 1100 Longworth House Office Building.


Reaching America’s Potential: Delivering Growth and Opportunity for All Americans 


Witness List:


  • Doug Holtz-Eakin is currently the President of the American Action Forum. Previously, he served as Director of the Congressional Budget Office and was Chief Economist on President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors.
  • Kevin Hassett is the State Farm James Q. Wilson Chair in American Politics and Culture at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) where he is also a resident scholar and Director of Economic Policy Studies. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, an Associate Professor of economics and finance at Columbia University, and a Policy Consultant to the U.S. Department of Treasury under President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton.
  • Stephen Moore is the Distinguished Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation’s Project for Economic Growth. Prior to this, he wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal and was a member of its editorial board.
  • Jared Bernstein is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Before joining the Center, he served as Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, Executive Director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and was a member of President Barack Obama’s economic team.

House Resources Committee:Tuesday, February 2, 2016 11:00 AM
Subcommittee Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs
1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

  • “The Need for the Establishment of a Puerto Rico Financial Stability and Economic Growth Authority”
  • Hearing Memo


Witness List:

The Honorable Anthony A. Williams


Former Mayor of Washington, D.C., 1999-2007
Senior Advisor, Dentons US LLP
Washington, DC

Mr. James E. Spiotto

Managing Director
Chapman Strategic Advisors LLC
Chicago, IL
Mr. Carlos M. Garcia

Former Chairman and President of the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico
Chief Executive Officer
BayBoston Managers LLC
Newton Center, MA

Professor Simon Johnson

Professor of Global Economics and Management
MIT Sloan School of Management
Cambridge, MA

Mr. Thomas Moers Mayer

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, LLP
New York, NY



US Senate:


Senate Banking Committee:


Nothing this week but the following below.


The Semiannual Monetary Report to Congress

February 11, 2016 10:00 AM in 538 Senate Dirksen


COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress.” The witness will be: The Honorable Janet L. Yellen, Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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