FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD JAN 8 to JAN 12

House of Representatives:

 

HOUSE REPUBLICAN STEERING COMMITTEE:

House Republican Steering Committee will meet Tuesday to consider three candidates to replace Diane Black of Tennessee for Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

The candidates are Steve Womack of Arkansas, Rob Woodall of Georgia and Bill Johnson of Ohio.

 

HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE:

 

Hearing entitled “Evaluating CFIUS: Challenges Posed by a Changing Global Economy”

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB

Monetary Policy and Trade

Witness List

Admiral Dennis C. Blair, Co-Chair, The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, and former Director, National Intelligence, National Security Council

Mr. Rod Hunter, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

The Honorable W. Theodore Kassinger, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2004-2005

Dr. Scott Kennedy, Director, Project on Chinese Business & Political Economy, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Dr. Derek M. Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

 

 

Hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals for a More Efficient Federal Financial Regulatory Regime: Part III”

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB

Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

Mr. E.J. Gleim, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Triad Financial Services, on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Institute

Mr. Robert Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tioga State Bank, on behalf of the Independent Community Bankers of America

Mr. Scott B. Astrada, Director of Federal Advocacy, Center for Responsible Lending

Mr. Matthew J. Shuman, Director, Legislative Division, The American Legion

 

Hearing entitled “A Further Examination of Federal Reserve Reform Proposals” 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Monetary Policy and Trade
 

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

 

Witness List

Dr. Dean Baker, Co-Director and Senior Economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research

Dr. Norbert J. Michel, Director, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation

Mr. Alex J. Pollock, Distinguished Senior Fellow, R Street Institute

Dr. George Selgin, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, The Cato Institute

H.R. ____, to amend the Federal Reserve Act to establish requirements for salaries, financial disclosures, and office staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and for other purposes.

H.R. ____, to amend the Federal Reserve Act to establish a blackout period for public communications by the Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes.

H.R. ____, to amend the Federal Reserve Act to bring the non-monetary policy related functions of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System into the appropriations process, and for other purposes.

H.R. ____, to amend the Federal Reserve Act to modify the appointment process for presidents of Federal Reserve Banks.

H.R. ____, to amend the Federal Reserve Act to revise the membership of Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes.

H.R. ____, to amend the Federal Reserve Act to require the Federal Open Market Committee to establish interest rates on balances maintained at a Federal Reserve Bank by depository institutions.

H.R. ____, to amend the Federal Reserve Act to require the Vice Chairman for Supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to provide a written report, and for other purposes.

 

HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:

Sanctions and Financial Pressure: Major National Security Tools

Hearing

January 10, 2018 at 10:00am

2172 Rayburn Full Committee

 

Witnesses:

The Honorable Juan C. Zarate, Chairman and Co-Founder, Financial Integrity Network
(Former Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, U.S. Department of the Treasury)

 

U.S. SENATE:

 

SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE:

Combating Money Laundering and Other Forms of Illicit Finance: Opportunities to Reform and Strengthen BSA Enforcement

 

January 9, 2018 10:00 AM

538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

 

Witness Panel:

Mr. Greg Baer, President, The Clearing House Association

Mr. Dennis Lormel, President and CEO, DML Associates (and former Chief, FBI Financial Crimes Program)

Ms. Heather Lowe, Legal Counsel and Director of Government Affairs, Global Financial Integrity

 

SENATE HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR, & PENSIONS COMMITTEE:

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Nominations

 

January 11, 2018 Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Agenda

Nomination of Brigadier General Mitchell Zais, USA (Ret.) to be Deputy Secretary, Department of Education

 

Nomination of Kenneth Marcus to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education

 

Nomination of James Blew to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Department of Education

 

Nomination of Patrick Pizzella to be Deputy Secretary, Department of Labor

 

Nomination of Scott Mugno to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, Department of Labor

 

Nomination of Cheryl Stanton to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor

 

Nomination of William Beach, Ph.D., to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor

 

Nomination of Brett Giroir, M.D., to be Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services

 

Any additional nominations cleared for action

 

AROUND TOWN:

 

Brookings Institute “Should the Fed stick with the 2% inflation target or rethink it?”

Monday, January 8, 2018

1:00 pm – 5:15 pm

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036

https://www.brookings.edu/events/should-the-fed-stick-with-the-2-percent-inflation-target-or-rethink-it/

 

Mortgage Servicing: The Brave New World

ABA

January 10, 2018, 2-3:30 PM

https://www.aba.com/Training/teleweb/Pages/011018briefing.aspx

 

Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee Meeting

SEC

January 11, 2018, 9:30 AM

https://www.sec.gov/news/upcoming-events/fimsa-011118

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