US House of Representatives:



House Financial Services Committee:


Hearing entitled “Interest on Reserves and the Fed’s Balance Sheet” 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Monetary Policy and Trade
 Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

  • Dr. Robert A. Eisenbeis, Vice Chairman, Cumberland Advisors
  • Dr. Todd Keister, Professor of Economics, Rutgers University
  • Dr. George Selgin, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
  • Dr. John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University


Hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation, Transparency, and Regulatory Accountability” 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises 

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

H.R.___, the “SEC Regulatory Accountability Act” (Garrett)

H.R.___, the “Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016” (Hurt)

H.R.___, the “Proxy Advisory Firm Reform Act of 2016” (Duffy)

Witness List

  • Mr. Timothy J. Bartl, Chief Executive Officer and President, Center on Executive Compensation
  • Mr. Joshua Cherry-Seto, Chief Financial Officer, Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC
  • The Honorable Daniel M. Gallagher, President, Patomak Global Partners
  • Mr. Thomas Quaadman, Senior Vice President, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Ms. Jennifer Taub, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School


Hearing entitled “Examining the CFPB’s Proposed Rulemaking on Arbitration: Is it in the Public Interest and for the Protection of Consumers?” 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

  • Professor Jason S. Johnston, Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Mr. Dong Hong, VP and Regulatory Counsel, Consumer Bankers Association
  • Mr. Andrew Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP, on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Hearing entitled “Settling the Question: Did Bank Settlement Agreements Subvert Congressional Appropriations Powers?” 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:15 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Oversight and Investigations 


Witness List

  • TBA


House Appropriations Committee:


Subcommittee Markup – FY 2017 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies May 18, 2016 10:00 AM in 2358-C Rayburn – Purpose: Mark Up Appropriations Bill, FY 2017 More
Subcommittee Markup – FY 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies May 18, 2016 11:30 AM in 2358-A Rayburn – Purpose: Mark Up Appropriations Bill, FY 2017




US Senate:


Senate Banking Committee:


Hearing on Improving Communities’ and Businesses’ Access to Capital and Economic Development

May 19, 2016 10:00 AM – SD 538



The COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SECURITIES, INSURANCE, AND INVESTMENT will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “Improving Communities’ and Businesses’ Access to Capital and Economic Development.”

Witness Panel 1

·         The Honorable Ron Crane

Idaho State Treasurer

·         Mr. Michael Arougheti

Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President

Ares Capital Corporation, on behalf of the Small Business Investor Alliance

·         Mr. Stephen Hall

Legal Director and Securities Specialist

Better Markets

·         Mr. Drew Fung

Managing Director and Head of Debt Investment Group

Clarion Partners, on behalf of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council

Senate Agriculture Committee:

The Farm Credit System: Oversight and Outlook of the Current Economic Climate

Panel I


Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

Time: 10:15 AM

Location: 328A Russell Senate Office Building

1.The Honorable Ken Spearman


Farm Credit Administration Board

McLean , VA

1.The Honorable Dallas Tonsager


Farm Credit Administration Board

McLean , VA

1.The Honorable Jeffrey Hall


Farm Credit Administration Board

McLean , VA

Panel II

1.Mr. Verlin (Gus) J. Barker

President/Chief Executive Officer

Community Bank of Oelwein

Oelwein , IA

1.Mr. Doug Stark

President & CEO

Farm Credit Services of America & Frontier Farm Credit

Omaha , NE

1.Mr. Jed Welder


Trinity Farms

Greenville , MI

1.Mr. Leonard Wolfe

President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board

United Bank and Trust

Marysville , KS

Senate Commerce Committee:

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act at 25: Effects on Consumers and Business


Wednesday, May 18, 2016
10:00 a.m. ET
Full Committee Hearing
Senate Russell Building 253
U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a full committee hearing titled “The Telephone Consumer Protection Act at 25: Effects on Consumers and Business” on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.






1.    The hearing will examine the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), an enacted bill that requires solicitors to maintain a “Do Not Call” list and limits the use of automatic dialing systems known as “robocalls.” The hearing will also examine the Federal Communications Commission’s application of the TCPA to new technologies and practices popularized since adoption of the Act.


– Ms. Becca Wahlquist, Snell and Wilmer, testifying on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Institute of Legal Reform
– Ms. Monica Desai, Squire Patton Boggs
– Mr. Rich Lovich, Law Offices of Stephenson, Acquisto & Coleman, testifying on behalf of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
– Ms. Margot Saunders, Of Counsel, National Consumer Law Center
– The Honorable Greg Zoeller, Indiana Attorney General

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