FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD MARCH 4 to MARCH 8

U.S. House of Representatives

House Committee Activity

Appropriations

Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Hearing “Members’ Day Hearing”
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
2362- A  Rayburn
Member panel not yet available.
More info is available here. 

Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Related Agencies, Hearing “Protecting Student Borrowers: Loan Servicing Oversight”
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:30am
2358-C Rayburn
Witness panel not yet published.
More info is available here. 

Energy and Commerce

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, Hearing “Inclusion in Tech: How Diversity Benefits All Americans”
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:30am
2322 Rayburn
Witness panel not yet published.
More info is available here.

Financial Services

Financial Services Full Committee, Markup “FY 2019 Budget Views and Estimates”
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:00am
2128 Rayburn
Views and Estimates of the Committee on Financial Services on Matters to be Set Forth in the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2020

Committee, Hearing “Putting Consumers First? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau”
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00am
2128 Rayburn
Witness panel not yet published.
More info is available here.

Ways and Means

Ways and Means Full Committee, Hearing “Our Nation’s Crumbling Infrastructure and the Need for Immediate Action”
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:30am
1100 Longworth
Witness panel:
Panel 1:
The Honorable Peter A. DeFazio, Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
The Honorable Sam Graves, Ranking Member, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Panel 2:
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
Thomas Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Gregory E. DiLoreto, P.E., 2013 ASCE Past-President, Chair of the Committee for America’s Infrastructure
Chris Spear, President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
Marc Scribner, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Judiciary

Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, Hearing “Diagnosing the Problem: Exploring the Effects of Consolidation and Anticompetitive Conduct in Health Care Markets”
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2:00pm
2141 Rayburn
Witness panel not yet published.
More info available here.

Small Business

Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, Hearing “Small but Mighty: A Review of the SBA Microloan Program”
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00am
2360 Rayburn
Witness panel:
Ms. Ceyl Prinster, President & CEO, Colorado Enterprise Fund
Ms. Carolina Martinez, CEO, California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity
Ms. Mariama Jallow, Owner, Mariama’s Beauty Supply
Ms. Michelle Richards, Executive Director, Great Lakes Women’s Business Council

House Floor Activity

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:

H.R. 1 For the People Act of 2019 [PDF] The bill represents the House Majority’s efforts to expand access to voting, reform and fortify ethical requirements of public servants, and provide for campaign finance reform.  The Rules Committee has received 148 potential amendments that will be considered on Tuesday eveningprior to consideration on the House floor later in the week.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

Energy & Commerce and Veterans’ Affairs legislation is expected on the floor.

List of Suspensions:

H.R. 762 Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2019 [PDF] H.R. 347 Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2019 [PDF] H.R. 1138 To Reauthorize the West Valley Demonstration Project [PDF] H.R. 1381 Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act [PDF] H.R. 1271 Vet HP Act [PDF] S.49 Designate the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah [PDF] H.Con.Res. 14 Designating the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library [PDF]

U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity

Judiciary

Judiciary Full Committee, Nomination Hearing “Pending Nominations”
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:00am
226 Dirksen
More info available here. 

Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, Hearing “Does America Have a Monopoly Problem? Examining Concentration and Competition in the US Economy”
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 2:30pm
226 Dirksen
Witness panel:
The Honorable Robert B. Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley
The Honorable Joshua D. Wright, Professor of Law, Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
Professor John Kwoka, Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics, Northeastern University
Professor A. Douglas Melamed, Professor of the Practice of Law, Stanford Law School

Environment and Public Works

Environment and Public Works Full Committee, Hearing “Economic Benefits of Highway Infrastructure Investment and Accelerated Project Delivery”
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:00am
406 Dirksen
Witness panel not yet published.
More info available here.

Homeland Security and Government Affairs

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations, Hearing “Examining Private Sector Data Breaches”
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00am
106 Dirksen
Witness panel not yet published.
More info available here.

Senate Floor Activity 

Senator McConnell has filed cloture on Allison Jones Rushing, of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; Chad A. Readler, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; Eric E. Murphy, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; and John Fleming, of Louisiana, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.


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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