House of Representatives:


House Financial Services Committee:





On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:00am in 2128 Rayburn HOB the Committee on Financial Services will be holding a markup on the bills listed below.


  • H.R. 1611, the “Gender Diversity in Corporate Leadership Act of 2017”
  • H.R. 3555, “Exchange Regulatory Improvement Act”

o   An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute expected to be offered by Mr. Loudermilk.

  • H.R. 6021, the “Small Business Audit Correction Act of 2018”
  • H.R. 6177, the “Developing and Empowering our Aspiring Leaders Act”

o   An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute expected to be offered by Mr. Hollingsworth.

  • H.R. ____, the “Expanding Investment in Small Businesses Act”
  • H.R. ____, the “Enhancing Multi-Class Stock Disclosure Act”
  • H.R. ____, the “Middle Market IPO Underwriting Cost Act”
  • H.R. ____, the “Promoting Transparent Standards for Corporate Insiders  Act”
  • H.R. ____, the “Investment Adviser Regulatory Flexibility Improvement Act”
  • H.R. ____, the “National Senior Investor Initiative Act of 2018”


Hearing entitled “The Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System” 
Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Full Committee

Witness List:

  • The Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury



Hearing entitled “Countering the Financial Networks of Weapons Proliferation” 
Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:00 PM in 2128 Rayburn HOB 
Terrorism and Illicit Finance


Witness List:



House Committee on Small Business:


The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “Innovation Nation: How Small Businesses in the Digital Technology Industry Use Intellectual Property.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Mr. Frank Cullen
Vice President of U.S. Policy
The Global Innovation Policy Center
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC

Mr. Morgan Reed
ACT | The App Association
Washington, DC

Mr. Christopher Mohr
Vice President for Intellectual Property and General Counsel
Software & Information Industry Association
Washington, DC

Mr. Chris Israel
Executive Director
Alliance of U.S. Startups & Inventors for Jobs
Washington, DC


House Rules Committee:


Amendments due July 11 for H.R. 6147 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 [Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019]  View Bill »



House Floor:


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. 6139 – Improving Investment Research for Small and Emerging Issuers Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee)

H.R. 1861 – The Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Renacci / Financial Services Committee)

H.R. 4537 – International Insurance Standards Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy / Financial Services Committee)

H.R. 5793 – Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy / Financial Services Committee)

H.R. 5749 – Options Markets Stability Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Hultgren / Financial Services Committee)

H.R. 5877 – Main Street Growth Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer / Financial Services Committee)

H.R. 5953 – BUILD Act (Sponsored by Rep. Barry Loudermilk / Financial Services Committee)

H.R. 5970 – Modernizing Disclosures for Investors Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Financial Services Committee)



U.S. Senate


Senate Banking Committee:


An Overview of the Credit Bureaus and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

DATE:   Thursday, July 12, 2018

TIME:  10:00 AM

LOCATION:  Dirksen Senate Office Building 538

THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on “An Overview of the Credit Bureaus and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.”  The witnesses will be Ms. Peggy L. Twohig, Assistant Director, Supervision Policy, Division of Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection; and Ms. Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission.



Senate Finance Committee:


Examining the Importance of Paid Family Leave for American Working Families

Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy

Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Time: 03:00 PM

Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building




The Honorable Joni Ernst

United States Senator



The Honorable Kirsten E. Gillibrand

United States Senator

New York




Dr. Andrew G. Biggs

Resident Scholar

American Enterprise Institute

Washington , DC


Ms. Vicki Shabo

Vice President for Workplace Policies and Strategies

National Partnership for Women & Families

Washington , DC



Around Town:


07/12/18 09:00 AM EST
Brookings Institution conference on manufacturing
The Brookings Institution holds a conference on “Leveraging America’s manufacturing resurgence.”


07/12/18 10:00 AM EST
CFTC meeting on priorities and agenda
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission holds a meeting to discuss the committee’s priorities, agenda and current initiatives to reform the London Interbank Offered Rate, including the development and adoption of alternative interest rate benchmarks and the effect of such reform on the derivatives markets.


07/12/18 10:00 AM EST
Society for International Economic Law conference
The Society for International Economic Law holds its Sixth Biennial Global Conference on “International Economic Law in Unsettling Times,” July 12-14.


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