FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD APRIL 9 to APRIL 13

 In Financial Services Week Ahead

House of Representatives:

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

H.R. 2219 – End Banking for Human Traffickers Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

H.R. 4293 – Stress Test Improvement Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Zeldin / Financial Services Committee)

H.R. 4061 – Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Dennis Ross / Financial Services Committee)

THURSDAY, APRIL 12TH
On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.J.Res. 2 – Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States (Four Hours of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH
On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

H.R. 4790 – Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee)

HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE:

Hearing entitled “The 2018 Semi-Annual Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection” 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Full Committee
 

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

The Honorable Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

 

Hearing entitled “Oversight of the Federal Housing Finance Agency” 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Oversight and Investigations
 

 

Hearing entitled “H.R. 4311, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017” 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Monetary Policy and Trade
 

 

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE:

FY2019 Budget Internal Revenue Service

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:00 AM in 2362-A Rayburn

Financial Services and General Government

 

Witness:

Commissioner David J. Kautter (Acting),  Department of Treasury

 

FY 2019 Budget Department of the Treasury International Programs

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:30 AM in 2359 Rayburn

State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

 

Witness:

Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of the Department of the Treasury

 

HOUSE SMALLBUSINESS COMMITTEE:

The State of Trade for America’s Small Businesses

11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

 

The hearing will examine the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program and the federal government’s overall efforts to increase small business exports.  Additionally, the Committee will explore recent trade policy developments and their impact on America’s small business exporters.  Increasing small business exports continues to be a top priority for both United States lawmakers and the federal government.  While nearly 300,000 small businesses are currently exporting to foreign markets, many small businesses face significant challenges in getting their goods and services abroad.  The Committee will hear from small businesses and technology service experts on how proposed changes to the tariff schedule and stronger enforcement strategies will impact American manufacturers and service-oriented small businesses.

Witnesses
Mr. Charles Wetherington, President,BTE Technologies, Inc.
* Testifying on behalf of National Association of Manufacturers

Mr. Ken Couch, Director of Product Management and International Business Development
ComSonics, Inc.
* Testifying on behalf of State International Development Organizations, Inc.
Mr. Raymond J. Keating, Chief Economist, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

Community Support: Entrepreneurial Development and Beyond

11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 12, 2018

Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

 

This hearing will examine the role small businesses play in creating thriving communities.  The discussion will highlight the ways in which community support is imperative to the success of small businesses.  Additionally, the hearing will focus on existing resources available to support the relationship between small businesses and the communities they serve, and explore areas for resource expansion.

Witness List
Mr. Ara Bagdasarian, CEO, Omnilert
* Testifying on behalf of America’s SBDC
Mr. Derrick Braziel, Founding Partner & Managing Director, MORTAR Cincinnati
*Testifying on behalf of SCORE
Ms. Stephanie Carter, President, SCB Management Consulting
*Testifying on behalf of the Association of Women’s Business Centers
Ms. Tamara Bryant, Director
Veterans Business Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University

 

HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE:

The Congressional Budget Office’s Budget and Economic Outlook

April 12th, 2018 10:00 AM

1334 Longworth House Office Building

 

Witnesses

  1. Keith Hall, Director, Congressional Budget Office

 

HOUSE WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE

Hearing on the Effects of Tariff Increases on the U.S. Economy and Jobs

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM

1100 Longworth House Office Building,

 

The Committee will hold a hearing on the effects on the U.S. economy and jobs of the tariff increases related to Section 232 and Section 301 investigations.

 

JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE:

Hearing on “Unleashing America’s Economic Potential”

2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018

216 Hart Senate Office Building

 

Witnesses:

Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
Dr. Chad Moutray, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers
Mr. Richard Hampton, Chairman of the Board,Circuit Interruption Technology, Inc.
The Honorable Mark Mazur, Ph.D., Robert C. Pozen Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

U.S. SENATE:

 

SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE:

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Semiannual Report to Congress”

April 11, 2018 at 10:00AM

538 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building

 

Witnesses:

The Honorable Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE:

The 2018 Tax Filing Season and Future IRS Challenges

Thursday, April 12, 2018 10:00 AM

215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

 

Witnesses

The Honorable David J. Kautter, Acting Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service

 

SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE:

Hearing on CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2018-2028

10:30am – Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 608

 

Witness:

Honorable Keith Hall, PhD, Director, Congressional Budget Office

 

SENATE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE:

Reviewing the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management

April 12, 2018 10:00 AM

Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

                     

AROUND TOWN:

04/09/18 02:00 PM EST
NBPCA ‘Power of Prepaid’ conference
The National Branded Prepaid Card Association holds its annual “Power of Prepaid” conference, April 9-11. More information and registration here.

 

04/10/18 04:00 PM EST
AU Washington College of Law discussion on technology and rich and poor countries
The American University Washington College of Law hosts a discussion with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on “Rich and Poor: Opportunities and Challenges in an Age of Disruption,” focusing on how innovation and technology are helping redefine the relationship between rich and poor countries.

 

04/12/18 12:00 AM EST
Financial Stability Oversight Council closed session on Prudential Financial, more
The Financial Stability Oversight Council meets in closed session to discuss removing federal oversight for insurance giant Prudential Financial. The agenda includes not only an update on FSOC’s annual review of Prudential’s designation as “systemically important,” but also discussion of “potential amendments to the Council’s interpretive guidance regarding nonbank financial company designations.”

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