U.S. House of Representatives

House Committee Activity


Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Hearing “Leveraging Private Capital For Underserved Communities and Individuals: A Look Into Community Development Financial Institutions CDFIs”
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:00AM
2362-A Rayburn
Witness panel:
Ms. Annie Donovan, Senior Fellow, Center for Community Investment
Ms. Grace Fricks, President and CEO, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc.
Mr. Bob Jones, President and CEO, United Bank
Mr. Joe Neri, CEO, IFF

Subcommittee on the Departments of Transportation, and House and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, Hearing “Stakeholder Perspectives: Fair Housing”
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00AM
2358-A Rayburn
Witness panel:
Ms. Claudia L. Aranda, Senior Research Associate, Director of Field Operations, Urban Institute
Mrs. Keenya Robertson, President & CEO, Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc.

Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, Hearing “Protecting Consumer Privacy in the Era of Big Data”
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:00AM
2123 Rayburn
Witness panel:
Brandi Collins, Senior Campaign Director, Media, Democracy & Economic Justice, Color of Change
Dave Grimaldi, Executive Vice President for Public Policy, IAB
Roslyn Layton, PhD, Visiting Scholar American Enterprise Institute
Nuala O’Connor, President and CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology
Denise Zheng, Vice President, Technology, Innovation, Business Roundtable

Financial Services

Full Committee, Hearing “Who’s Keeping Score? Holding Credit Bureaus Accountable and Repairing a Broken System”
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:00AM
2128 Rayburn
Witness panel one:
Mr. Mark Begor, CEO, Equifax
Mr. James M. Peck, President and CEO, TransUnion
Mr. Craig Boundy, CEO, Experian North America
Witness panel two:
Ms. Lisa Rice, President and CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)
Ms. Chi Chi Wu, Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
Ms. Jennifer Brown, Associate Director, Economic Policy, UnidosUS
Mr. Edmund Mierzwinski, Consumer Program Director, U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)

Full Committee, Hearing “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy”
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00AM
2128 Rayburn
Witness panel:
The Honorable Jerome H. Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, Hearing “An Overview of Diversity Trends in the Financial Services Industry”
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 02:00PM
2128 Rayburn
Witness panel:
Daniel Garcia-Diaz, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Small Business

Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations, Hearing “Shutdown Lessons: SBA Capital Access Programs”
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:00AM
2360 Rayburn
Witness panel:
Mr. William M. Manger, Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access, United States Small Business Administration, Washington, DC

Full Committee, Hearing “Supporting Americas Startups: Review of SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs”
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00AM
2360 Rayburn
Witness panel:
Mr. Charles Rowe, President & CEO, America’s Small Business Development Centers, Arlington, VA
Ms. Corinne Hodges, CEO, Association of Women’s Business Centers, Washington, DC
Mr. Ken Yancey, CEO, SCORE Association, Herndon, VA
Ms. Cherylynn Sagester, Veterans Business Outreach Center Program Director, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Ways and Means

Full Committee, Business Meeting and Hearing “U.S.-China Trade”
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00AM
1100 Longworth
Witness panel:
Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative

House Floor Activity

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:

H.J.Res. 46 Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 This resolution would terminate the national emergency declared by President Trump concerning the southern border of the United States.

H.R. 8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 This legislation would expand the applicability of required federal background checks for firearm transfers.

H.R. 1112 To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee This legislation would require that a gun dealer and purchaser wait for a longer period to receive a determination on a federal background check related to the transfer of a firearm.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

Energy and Commerce, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Oversight and Reform, and Natural Resources legislation is expected on the floor.

List of Suspensions:
H.R. 583 PIRATE Act [PDF]
H.R. 501 Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.R. 525 Strengthening the Health Care Fraud Prevention Task Force Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.R. 539 Innovators to Entrepreneurs Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.R. 425 Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act [PDF]
H.R. 276 Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act [PDF]
S. 47 Natural Resources Management Act [PDF]
H.R. 1235 MSPB Temporary Term Extension Act [PDF]

U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity


Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Business meeting “to consider pending calendar nominations; to be immediately followed by hearings to examine the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress.”
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:00AM
106 Dirksen
Witness panel:
The Honorable Jerome H. Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearings “to examine legislative proposals on capital formation and corporate governance.”
Thursday, February 28, 2019
538 Dirksen
Witness panel:
Ms. Catherine Mott, CEO, Blue Tree Capital and BlueTree Allied Angels
Mr. Thomas Quaadman, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber Center of Capital Markets Competitiveness
Ms. Heather Slavkin Corzo, Head Of Capital Markets Policy, AFL-CIO


Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Hearings “to examine policy principles for a Federal data privacy framework in the United States.”
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00AM
216 Hart
Witness panel:
Mr. Michael Beckerman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Internet Association
Mr. Brian Dodge, Chief Operating Officer, Retail Industry Leaders Association
Ms. Victoria Espinel, President and Chief Executive Officer, BSA – The Software Alliance
The Honorable John Leibowitz, Co-Chairman, 21st Century Privacy Coalition
Mr. Randall Rothenberg, Chief Executive Officer, Interactive Advertising Bureau
Mr. Woody Hartzog, Professor of Law and Computer Science with Northeastern University School of Law

Senate Floor Activity

  1. 311, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act The Senate is expected to hold a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 311. This legislation would make amendments to statute associated with abortion specifically to “prohibit a healthcare practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.”


Senator McConnell has filed cloture on Eric D. Miller, of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Michael J. Desmond, of California, to be Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and an Assistant General Counsel in the Department of the Treasury; Andrew Wheeler, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and John L. Ryder, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

During the balance of the week, the Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business. This may include other nominations.

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