US House of Representatives:



House Financial Services Committee:


Hearing entitled “Examining Legislative Proposals to Address Consumer Access to Mainstream Banking Services” 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

H.R. 347 (Rep. Royce), the “Facilitating Access to Credit Act of 2015”
H.R. 4116 (Rep. Moore), to amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to ensure that the reciprocal deposits of an insured depository institution are not considered to be funds obtained by or through a deposit broker, and for other purposes
H.R. 4172 (Rep. Ellison), the “The Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2015”
H.R. 4211 (Rep. Royce), the “Credit Score Competition Act of 2015”
H.R. 5660, (Rep. Williams), the “Retail Checking Account Protection Act of 2016”
H.R. ____, (Rep. Tipton), the “Protect Prepaid Accounts Act of 2016”

Witness List

  • Dr. Michael Turner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Policy and Economic Research Council
  • Mr. Ronald D. Paul, Chief Executive Officer, Eagle Bank, on behalf of the Independent Community Bankers of America
  • Dr. Norbert J. Michel, Research Fellow in Financial Regulations, Heritage Foundation
  • Professor Emma Coleman Jordan, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center


Hearing entitled “The Financial Stability Board’s Implications for U.S. Growth and Competitiveness” 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Monetary Policy and Trade

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

  • Mr. Paul Schott Stevens, President and Chief Executive Officer, Investment Company Institute
  • Mr. Carter McDowell, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • Mr. Tom Karol, General Counsel, Federal Affairs, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies


Hearing entitled “Semi-Annual Testimony on the Federal Reserve’s Supervision and Regulation of the Financial System” 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Full Committee

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

  • The Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System



Hearing entitled “The Impact of US-EU Dialogues on U.S. Insurance Markets” 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Housing and Insurance

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

  • Mr. Michael T. McRaith, Director, Federal Insurance Office, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Mr. Tom Sullivan, Senior Advisor, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
  • Ms. Julie Mix McPeak, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative


Hearing entitled “Holding Wall Street Accountable: Investigating Wells Fargo’s Opening of Unauthorized Customer Accounts” 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Full Committee

Witness List

  • Mr. John Stumpf, Chairman and CEO, Wells Fargo and Company


US Senate:



Joint Economic Committee:


The ‘New Normal’? An Assessment of the Economic Recovery

216 Hart Senate Office Building

2:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 28, 2016


WASHINGTON, DC—Chairman Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today announced that the Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. in room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.


Witnesses: Mr. Lawrence Kudlow 

Senior Contributor, CNBC 

Founder and CEO of Kudlow and Co., LLC,

New York, NY


Dr. Veronique de Rugy

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia


The Honorable Alan Blinder 

Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Visiting Fellow in Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution

Washington, DC


Senate Commerce Committee:


September 27, 2016

Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing on Tuesday, September 27, 2016,* at 10 a.m. entitled, “Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission.” As part of the Committee’s oversight responsibilities, the hearing will have a broad scope covering every aspect of the agency and major policy issues before the commission.


•    The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission
•    The Honorable Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
•    The Honorable Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Hearing Details:

Full Committee Hearing
Tuesday, September 27, 2016*
10:00 a.m.

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