US House of Representatives:





Hearing entitled “Examining the Federal Reserve’s Mandate and Governance Structure” 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Monetary Policy and Trade
Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List:

Dr. Charles Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia Business School

Dr. Mickey Levy, Chief Economist for Americas and Asia, Berenberg Capital Markets, LLC

The Honorable William Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO and Professor, Department of Economics, Howard University

Joint Hearing entitled “Increasing the Effectiveness of Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran” 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Monetary Policy and Trade
Terrorism and Illicit Finance
Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

Mr. Behnam Ben Taleblu, Senior Iran Analyst, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Mr. J. Matthew McInnis, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Dr. Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution


Hearing entitled “The 2016 Semi-Annual Reports of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection” 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Full Committee
Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Hearing entitled “Examination of the Federal Financial Regulatory System and Opportunities for Reform” 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:15 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

The hearing will examine due process for financial companies and opportunities for reform of the federal financial agencies.


Witness List (Tentative)

American Financial Services Association, The Clearing House, Heritage Foundation, and a Democratic witness



House Floor:




Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Votes between 1pm and 5pm.

H.R. 1343, the “Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017” 

Sponsored by Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL), House Financial Services Committee

The bill modernizes a regulatory threshold for shares offered as part of employee compensatory benefit plans, better allowing the employees of privately-held businesses to take full advantage of the JOBS Act’s shareholder provisions.


Thursday, April 6, 2017. Votes before 1pm.

H.R. 1219 – Supporting America’s Innovators Act of 2017

Thursday, April 6 Votes before 1pm

Sponsored by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), House Financial Services Committee

the bill modernizes the limit on the number of individuals who can invest in certain venture capital funds before those funds must register with the SEC as “investment companies” under the Investment Company Act of 1940




Examining Federal Support for Job Training Programs

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:00 AM in 2358-C Rayburn

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies



Douglas J. Besharov, Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Dr. Demetra Smith Nightingale, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute

Zoë Baird, CEO and President, Markle Foundation


Taking Care of Small Business: Working Together for a Better SBA





Taking Care of Small Business: Working Together for a Better SBA

11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.


The Honorable Linda McMahon, Administrator, United States Small Business Administration


Scam Spotting: Can the IRS Effectively Protect Small Business Information?

10:00 AM on Thursday, April 6, 2017

2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.


The Honorable J. Russell George, Inspector General, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration



April 5, 2017 10:00am

The Decline of Economic Opportunity in the United States: Causes and Consequences

1100 Longworth House Office Building

Chairman Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio)


The Honorable Edward Lazear, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Former Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Stanford, California

Mr. John Lettieri, Co-Founder and Senior Director for Policy and Strategy, Economic Innovation Group Washington, D.C.

Dr. Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, D.C.





Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Full Committee Executive Session: The Committee will meet in executive session to vote on the nomination of Mr. Jay Clayton, of New York, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Time and Location: 10:00 a.m. in room 538 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Subcommittee on Economic Policy (Senator Tom Cotton, Chairman): “The Current State of Retirement Security in the United States.”

Time and Location: 3:00 p.m. in room 538 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.



The Honorable Kent Conrad, Senior Fellow and Co-Chair of the Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings, Bipartisan Policy Center; and

Professor Walter Russell Mead, Distinguished Fellow at Hudson Institute, Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities, Bard College, and Editor-at-Large, The American Interest.




Executive Business Meeting

April 3, 2017, 10:00 AM

Hart Senate Office Building 216

Presiding: Chairman Grassley

Agenda: Nominations

The Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

The Honorable Rod J. Rosenstein, to be Deputy Attorney General

The Honorable Rachel L. Brand, to be Associate Attorney General




The 2017 Tax Filing Season: Internal Revenue Service Operations and the Taxpayer Experience

Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:00 AM

215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Orrin G. Hatch (R – UT) and Ron Wyden (D – OR)


The Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service




Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

To be determined if Republicans have enough support from Democrats to avoid attempts to slow or stop the nomination process with a filibuster.




04/06/17 08:30 AM  The Heritage Foundation discussion on Big Government The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “Big Government Policies That Hurt the Poor and How to Address Them.” RSVP here.


04/05/17 09:30 AM  SEC meeting on equity market structure SEC holds a meeting of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee on potential recommendations and updates from its four subcommittees.


04/06/17 02:00 PM  The Center for Strategic and International Studies discussion on CFIUS CSIS holds a discussion on “Foreign Investment and National Security: Does the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States Need Expanded Powers?” RSVP here.


04/06/17 08:30 AM  FedScoop security summit FedScoop holds its Security Through Innovation Summit. RSVP here.

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