U.S. House of Representatives

House Committee Activity


Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, Business Meeting
To receive testimony from Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo Commodity Futures Trading Commission on “The State of the CFTC”
Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 AM 1300 Longworth HOB
Witness panel:
J. Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission


Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies,
Hearing, Oversight Hearing, 2020 Census Preparation
Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 AM H-309 CAPITOL
Witness panel:
Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director, U.S. Census Bureau
Robert Goldenkoff, Director of Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office
Nicholas Marinos, Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Government Accountability Office

Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security
Hearing, FY2020 Budget Hearing – Federal Emergency Management Agency
Tuesday, April 30, 1:00 PM 2359 Rayburn HOB
Witness panel:
The Honorable Peter Gaynor, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology,
Hearing, “Legislating to Stop the Onslaught of Annoying Robocalls,”
Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 AM 2123 Rayburn HOB
Witness panel not yet published.
Memorandum from Chairman Pallone to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

Financial Services

Full Committee
Hearing, Housing in America, Assessing the Infrastructure Needs of America’s Housing Stock
Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 AM

This will be a single-panel hearing with the following witnesses:

  • Ms. Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Ms. Adrianne Todman, CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
  • Mr. Steven Lawson, Chairman of The Lawson Companies and representative from the National Association of Home Builders
  • Mr. Daryl Carter, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Avantha Capital, on behalf of the National Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association


Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions
Hearing, Ending Debt Traps in the Payday and Small Dollar Credit Industry
Tuesday, April 30, 2:00 PM 2128 RHOB

This single-panel hearing will have the following witnesses:

  • Diane Standaert, Executive Vice President and Director of State Policy, Center for Responsible Lending
  • Todd Ortique McDonald, Vice President and Board Director, Liberty Bank & Trust Company, representing the National Bankers Association
  • Christopher Lewis Peterson, John J. Flynn Endowed Professor of Law, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, and Director of Financial Services and Senior Fellow, Consumer Federation of America
  • Garry Lacy Reeder II, Vice President, Policy and Innovation, Center for Financial Services Innovation
  • Robert Sherrill, CEO, Imperial Cleaning Systems


Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion,
Hearing, Good for the Bottom Line, A Review of the Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion
Wednesday, May 1, 2:00 PM 2128 Rayburn

The witnesses for this one-panel hearing are:

  • Victoria Budson, Co-Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Kennedy School, Harvard University
  • Rick Guzzo, Senior Leader, Workforce Strategy, Mercer
  • Adrienne Trimble, President, National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • William Von Hoene, Jr., Chief Strategy Officer, Exelon


Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations,
Hearing, Examining Discrimination in the Automobile Loan and Insurance Industries
Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 AM 2128 RHOB

The witnesses for this one-panel hearing are:

  • John W. Van Alst, Attorney, National Consumer Law Center; Director, Working Cars for Working Families, an NCLC project
  • Rachel J. Cross, Policy Analyst, Frontier Group
  • Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

Under Law

  • Joshua Rivera, Policy Advisor, University of Michigan, Poverty Solutions
  • James Lynch, Chief Actuary, Vice President of Research and Education, Insurance

Information Institute


House Floor Activity

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:

H.R. 9 Climate Action Now Act [PDF] This legislation offered by Ms. Castor would require that the administration meet the criteria set out in the Paris Climate Accord.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

Natural Resources, Financial Services, and Oversight and Reform legislation is expected on the floor.

Financial Services Suspensions:

H.Res. 327 Encouraging greater public-private sector collaboration to promote financial literacy for students and young adults [PDF] This resolution would express the sense of the House that collaboration in matters of financial literacy are generally beneficial– encouraging the private sector, federal financial agencies, and the Department of Treasury to cooperate in this effort.  

H.Res. 328 Supporting the protection of elders through financial literacy [PDF] This resolution expresses the importance of the goals of Financial Literacy Month especially as they pertain to the wellbeing of our nations senior citizens. 

H.R. 1876 Senior Security Act of 2019 [PDF] This legislation would establish, by amending the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, a new authorizing section creating a Senior Investor Taskforce with goals related to challenges and benefits for senior investors. The legislation would also require a GAO study reporting on the costs of financial exploitation of seniors, frequency of such occurrences, and suggested policy responses and reporting related to such exploitation.

List of other Suspensions:

H.R. 1222 Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act [PDF]
H.R. 91 Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act [PDF]
H.R. 317 Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2019, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 1449 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3033 203rd Street in Olympia Fields, Illinois, as the “Captain Robert L. Martin Post Office” [PDF]
H.R. 1198 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 404 South Boulder Highway in Henderson, Nevada, as the “Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office Building” [PDF]
H.R. 828 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 Route 111 in Smithtown, New York, as the “Congressman Bill Carney Post Office” [PDF]

U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity


Full Committee
Hearings to examine how banking agencies regulate and supervise institutions, focusing on guidance, supervisory expectations, and the rule of law
Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 AM – SD-538
Witness panel:
Mr. Greg Baer, President And Chief Executive Officer, Bank Policy Institute
Ms. Margaret Tahyar, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Ms. Patricia McCoy, Professor Of Law, Boston College Law School


Subcommittee on Security
Hearings to examine strengthening the cybersecurity of the Internet of Things
Tuesday, April 30, 2:30 PM – SD-562
Witness panel:
Mr. Michael Bergman, Vice President, Technology & Standards, Consumer Technology Association
Mr. Matthew Eggers, Vice President, Cybersecurity Policy, U.S Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Harley Geiger, Director of Public Policy, Rapid7
Mr. Robert Mayer, Senior Vice President for Cybersecurity, US Telecom – The Broadband Association
Dr. Charles Romine, Director, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Full Committee
Hearings to examine consumer perspectives, focusing on policy principles for a Federal data privacy framework
Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 AM – SD-G50
Witness panel:
Ms. Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner, Republic of Ireland
Ms. Neema Singh Guliani, Senior Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union
Mr. Jules Polonetsky, Chief Executive Officer, Future of Privacy Forum
Mr. Jim Steyer, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Common Sense Media


Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
Hearings to examine World Intellectual Property Day 2019, focusing on the role of intellectual property in sports and public safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2:30 PM – SD-226
Witness panel:
Mr. Matt Priest, President And CEO, Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, Washington , DC
Mr. Andrew Love, Brand Security / Investigations, Specialized Bicycles, Salt Lake City , UT
Mr. Riché McKnight, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel And Global Head Of Litigation, Endeavor, New York , NY
Mr. Michael Potenza, Vice President And Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property, NBA Properties, Inc., New York , NY

Senate Floor Activity

This week the Senate is expected to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #123, William Cooper, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy. A vote is expected on the motion to invoke cloture on the Cooper nomination on Monday.

Senator McConnell has also filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #188, R. Clarke Cooper, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs)
  2. Executive Calendar #214, Gordon Hartogensis, of Connecticut, to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  3. Executive Calendar #26, J. Campbell Barker, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas
  4. Executive Calendar #29, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama
  5. Executive Calendar #33, Rodolfo Armando Ruiz II, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida
  6. Executive Calendar #34, Raul M. Arias-Marxuach, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico
  7. Executive Calendar #36, Joshua Wolson, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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

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