FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD NOV 6 to NOV 9

 In Financial Services Week Ahead

US House of Representatives:

House Floor:

 

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.
1) H.R. 3911 – Risk-Based Credit Examination Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 2148 – Clarifying Commercial Real Estate Loans, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Robert Pittenger / Financial Services Committee)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. H.R. 2201 – Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer / Financial Services Committee)

 

HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE:

 

Hearing entitled “Sustainable Housing Finance, Part III”  Tuesday, November 7, 2017 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB  Housing and Insurance 
Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness Panel:

Mr. Peter Wallison, Senior Fellow and Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, AEI

Dr. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Dr. Michael Lea, Cardiff Consulting Services

Ms. Alanna McCargo, Co-director, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute

The Honorable Theodore “Ted” Tozer, Senior Fellow, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

 

 

Hearing entitled “Examining Federal Reserve Reform Proposals”  Tuesday, November 7, 2017 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB  Monetary Policy and Trade 
Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

H.R. ____, “Independence from Credit Policy Act of 2017”

H.R. ____, “Congressional Accountability for Emergency Lending Programs Act of 2017”

H.R. ____, “Monetary Policy Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017”

 

Witness Panel:

Dr. Jered Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Dr. Mickey Levy, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Berenberg Capital Markets

Dr. Charles I. Plosser, Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution

Dr. Andrew T. Levin, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College

 

Hearing entitled “Administration Priorities for the International Financial Institutions”  Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB  Monetary Policy and Trade 
Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

 

Witness Panel:

The Honorable David Malpass, Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury

 

Hearing entitled “Financial Intelligence and Enforcement: Treasury’s Role in Safeguarding the American Financial System”  Wednesday, November 8, 2017 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB  Terrorism and Illicit Finance 
Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

 

Witness Panel:

The Honorable Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury

 

Hearing entitled “Sustainable Housing Finance: The Role of Ginnie Mae in the Housing Finance System”  Thursday, November 9, 2017 9:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB  Housing and Insurance 

 

 

HOUSE WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE:

 

Markup of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

November 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building, with continuation throughout the week as necessary.

 

Markup of:

H.R. 1, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”

Additional Markup Materials

 

HOUSE SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE:

 

Investing in Small Businesses: The SBIC Program

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade

November 7, 2017 at 10:00AM

Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

 

This hearing will examine the United States Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program.  As the Committee continues to explore the issue of access to capital, this hearing will provide Members the opportunity to hear directly from participants in the SBIC Program.

 

Attachments 1. Hearing Notice 2. Witness List Witness Panel:
Mr. Brett Palmer, President, Small Business Investor Alliance Mr. Thies Kolln, Partner, Aavin Private Equity Mr. Michael Painter, Managing Partner, Plexus Capital Mr. Mark L. Walsh, Managing Director,Ruxton Ventures
Hiring More Heroes: A Review of SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development

November 8, 2017 at 11:00AM

Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

 

The Committee will examine the United States Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development’s (OVBD) efforts to transition our nation’s veterans from the battlefield to the small business realm. As the majority of veteran-owned businesses are small businesses, it is crucial that veterans have the tools and resources they need to get off the ground once they return home. The hearing will examine whether the OVBD is operating efficiently and effectively to serve our nation’s veterans.

 

Attachments 1. Hearing Notice 2. Witness List 
Witness Panel:

Ms. Barbara Carson, Associate Administrator, Office of Veterans Business Development United States Small Business Administration

 

U.S. SENATE:

 

Monday, Nov 06, 2017 at 3:00PM 

Convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Steven Andrew Engel to be an Assistant Attorney General.

 

SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE:

 

Executive Session to Consider S. 1591, Banking Restrictions Involving North Korea

November 7, 2017 10:00 AM

538 Dirksen

 

Permalink: https://www.banking.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2017/11/executive-session-to-consider-s-1591-banking-restrictions-involving-north-korea

 

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE:

 

The Impact of Lawsuit Abuse on American Small Businesses and Job Creators

Full Committee

 

November 8, 2017 at 10:00Am

Dirksen Senate Office Building 226

 

SENATE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES:

 

Hearing on Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 09:30 AM

 

The purpose of this hearing is to provide oversight of hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

Permalink: https://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2017/11/oversight-hearing-on-recovery-efforts-in-puerto-rico-and-the-u-s-virgin-islands

 

 

SENATE COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE:

 

Executive Session

106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

November 8, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. in Dirksen 106

Click here for additional information on nominees. Agenda: 1.      S. 1693, Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017, Sponsors: Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Shelley Capito (R-W.Va.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), along with 25 cosponsors.  2.      S. 1668, A bill to rename a waterway in the State of New York as the “Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel”, Sponsor: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)

  1.      Nomination of Dana Baiocco, of Ohio, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2017 4.      Nomination of James Bridenstine, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 5.       Nomination of Neil Jacobs, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce 6.       Nomination of Bruce Landsberg, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2022 7.       Nomination of Raymond Martinez, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 8.       Nomination of Nazakhtar Nikakhtar, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce 9.       Nomination of Diana Furchtgott-Roth, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation 10.     Nomination of Leon A. Westmoreland, of Georgia, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for a term of five years *Agenda subject to change   A live video of the markup and additional information will be available at www.commerce.senate.gov.

 

 AROUND TOWN:

11/06/17 06:45 AM EST AICPA National Tax Conference The conference, organized by the American Institute of CPAs, will cover areas such as tax laws and legislation that are in a constant state of flux and predict what is coming. More information here.

November 6, 2017

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How Eliminating the State and Local Tax Deduction Would Lower Tax Rates and Curb Destructive Policies

The state and local tax deduction has become a major stumbling block for comprehensive federal tax reform that would boost economic growth. Congress should eliminate this outdated, unfair, and destructive give-away to bloated state and local governments.

 

The Heritage Foundation

Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC

11/07/17 09:00 AM EST Distinguished Speaker Series: Ron Wyden The Urban-Brookings’ Tax Policy Center is hosting Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, ranking member of the Finance Committee, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series. Wyden will join TPC director Mark Mazur for a discussion on the challenges facing, and the prospects of, Congress passing a tax bill in the coming weeks and months. More information here.

Brexit and the Opportunities for a Deeper Anglo-American Alliance

With its impending exit from the European Union, Great Britain can once again be a powerful, sovereign free trading nation, with a deeper Special Relationship with the United States and the English-Speaking world.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Heritage Foundation

Allison Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC

 

11/08/17 12:30 PM EST World Bank discussion on management The World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group holds a discussion on “Managing for Results – Challenges and Opportunities.” Register here.

11/09/17 09:45 AM EST TRANSACT Tech payments conference in San Francisco TRANSACT Tech San Francisco is a one-day industry conference for banking, retail, FinTech and venture capital firms. Register here.

 

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