US House of Representatives:



House Financial Services Committee:



Hearing entitled “The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III on the Fixed Income Market and Securitizations” 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises 

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

H.R. ____, To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exempt certain commercial real estate loans from risk retention requirements

H.R. 4096, the “Investor Clarity and Bank Parity Act”

H.R. 4166, the “Expanding Proven Financing for American Employers Act”

Witness List

  • Mr. Anthony Carfang, Partner and Director, Treasury Strategies
  • Ms. Meredith Coffey, Executive Vice President, Loan Syndications and Trading Association
  • Mr. Andrew Green, Managing Director, Economic Policy Center for American Progress
  • Mr. Richard Johns, Executive Director, Structured Finance Industry Group
  • Mr. Jeffrey Punkett, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Natixis Global Asset Management
  • Mr. Stephen Renna, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Real Estate Finance Council
  • Dr. Marcus Stanley, Policy Director, Americans for Financial Reform


Hearing entitled “Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis and Its Impact on the Bond Markets” 
Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Oversight and Investigations

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

  • Dr. Anne Krueger, Senior Research Professor of International Economics, John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
  • Mr. Juan Carlos Batlle, Senior Managing Director, CPG Island Servicing, LLC
  • Mr. William M. Isaac, Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Institutions, FTI Consulting


Hearing entitled “The Impact of International Regulatory Standards on the Competitiveness of U.S. Insurers: Part II” 
Thursday, February 25, 2016 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Housing and Insurance 


Witness List (Tentative/TBD)

  • Witness from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Witness from the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America




House Ways and Means Committee:


Hearing on the Global Tax Environment in 2016 and Implications for International Tax Reform

Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, today announced that the Committee will hold a hearing on the global tax environment in 2016 and how recent developments are further escalating the immediate need to reform and modernize the U.S. international tax system. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 10:00 A.M.




The Committee is pleased to welcome Michelle Hanlon, Raymond Wiacek, Itai Grinberg, and Edward Kleinbard.

  • Michelle Hanlon is the Howard W. Johnson Professor and a Professor of Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she teaches courses on taxation, business strategy, and accounting. She is the editor of a leading accounting research journal, and the co-author of multiple textbooks on financial accounting, taxes, and business strategy.
  • Raymond Wiacek is a Partner in the Jones Day Law Firm’s practice involving the tax and business aspects of financial and international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, cross border financing, and transfer pricing.
  • Itai Grinberg is an Associate Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he specializes in cross-border taxation issues and U.S. tax policy. Before joining the Georgetown faculty, he served in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Additionally, in 2005 he served as Counsel to the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform.
  • Edward Kleinbard is the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Law and Business at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law and a Fellow at The Century Foundation. Prior to joining USC, he served as Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation.


House Agriculture Committee:


Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit


Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

1300 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C.
Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit – Public Hearing
RE: To review the G-20 swap data reporting goals


Witnesses: TBD


House Appropriations Committee:



Budget Hearing – Office of Management and Budget 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:00 PM in 2359 Rayburn  Financial Services and General Government  Witness The Honorable Shaun Donovan Director Office of Management and Budget




House Homeland Security Committee:






Cyber threats from nation states such as China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are exponentially increasing and have evolved in new ways that pose even greater risks to the U.S. Homeland and our critical infrastructure. Additionally, criminal organizations and terrorist groups, such as ISIS, continue to build and acquire cyber tools and capabilities that are causing greater harm to the American people. This hearing will provide Members of the Subcommittee an opportunity to discuss these emerging cyber threats and to hear from academia and technology experts in the private sector about what more Congress can do to secure our networks and protect Americans.

US Senate:


Senate Banking Committee:


No Hearings this week but the following hearing after next:


Regulatory Reforms to Improve Equity Market Structure

March 3, 2016 10:00 AM

The COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SECURITIES, INSURANCE, AND INVESTMENT will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “Regulatory Reforms to Improve Equity Market Structure.”


Mr. Stephen Luparello

Director of Division of Trading and Markets

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

  • Mr. Richard Ketchum

Chairman and CEO

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

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