FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD MAY 13 to MAY 17

U.S. House of Representatives

House Floor Activity

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:

H.R. 5 Equality Act [PDF] This Judiciary Committee legislation offered by Rep. Cicilline addresses law related to discriminatory practices based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

H.R. 987 Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower Health Education Act of 2019 [Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act] [PDF] This Energy and Commerce Committee legislation offered by Rep. Blunt Rochester, also known as the “MORE Health Education Act,” would require that the Department of Health and Human services conduct educational activities regarding healthcare exchanges to notify potential enrollees of services available.

H.R. 312 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act [PDF] This Natural Resources Committee legislation offered by Rep. Keating would reaffirm the reservation of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

Veterans’ Affairs, Judiciary, Homeland Security, Financial Services, and Natural Resources Committee legislation is expected on the floor.

List of Suspensions:

H.R. 299 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 2379 To reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program, as amended
[PDF]
H.R. 1999 FLAG Act of 2019
[PDF]
H.R. 1594 First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act
[PDF]
H.R. 1313 Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act
[PDF]
H.R. 1437 Securing Department of Homeland Security Firearms Act of 2019
[PDF]
H.R. 1912 DHS Acquisition Documentation Integrity Act of 2019
[PDF]
H.R. 1892 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2019
[PDF]
H.R. 2066 DHS Intelligence Rotational Assignment Program of 2019
[PDF]
H.R. 2578 National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2019
[PDF]
H.R. 389 Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act
[PDF]
H.R. 1060 BUILD Act
[PDF]
H.R. 1037 Banking Transparency for Sanctioned Persons Act of 2019
[PDF]
H.R. 375 To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, and for other purposes
[PDF]

House Committee Activity

Monday, May 13

House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections, Hearing, Voting Rights and Election Administration in Alabama, 2:00 PM Birmingham City Hall, Birmingham, AL

Tuesday, May 14

Intelligence, Closed Hearing, Compartmented FY 2020 Budget Request, 5:30 PM HVC-304 CAPITOL

Rules, Business Meeting: H.R. 5 Equality Act; H.R. 312 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act; H.R. 987 Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, 4:30 PM H-313 CAPITOL

Wednesday, May 15

Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, Hearing, To Review USDA Farm Bill Conservation Programs, 10:00 AM 1300 Longworth HOB

Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense, Markup: FY 2020 Defense Subcommittee Markup Closed, 10:00 AM H-140 CAPITOL

Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, Markup: FY2020 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Subcommittee, 12:00 PM 2362-B Rayburn HOB

Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Markup: FY2020 Interior Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee, 2:00 PM 2008 Rayburn HOB

Budget, Hearing, Keeping Our Promise to Americas Seniors: Retirement Security in the 21st Century, 10:00 AM 210 Canon HOB

Education Labor, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, Hearing, “Examining the Older Americans Act: Promoting Independence and Dignity for Older Americans,” 10:15 AM 2175 Rayburn HOB

Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Hearing, “Accountability and Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission,” 10:00 AM 2123 Rayburn HOB

Financial Services, Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, Hearing, Promoting Economic Growth: A Review of Proposals to Strengthen the Rights and Protections for Workers, 10:00 AM 2128 RHOB

Financial Services, Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy, Hearing, Assessing the Use of Sanctions in Addressing National Security and Foreign Policy Challenges, 2:00 PM 2128 RHOB

Homeland Security, Markup:
H.R. 542 Miss. Rice The Supporting Research and Development for First Responders Act;
H.R. 1158 Mr. McCaul The DHS Cyber Incident Response Team Act;
H.R. 2083 Mr. Correa The Homeland Procurement Reform Act;
H.R. 2383 Mrs. Demings The Secure Communities and Safe Schools Act;
H.R. 2476 Mr. Thompson The Securing American Non-Profit Organizations Against Terrorism Act;
H.R. 2539 Ms. Barragán The Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act of 20, 10:00 AM 310 Canon HOB

Judiciary, Hearing, Executive Privilege and Congressional Oversight, 10:00 AM 2141 Rayburn HOB

Natural Resources, Hearing, U.S. Department of the Interior Budget and Policy Priorities for FY 2020, 10:00 AM 1324 Longworth HOB

Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, Hearing, Examining the Impacts of Climate Change on Public Lands Recreation, 2:00 PM 1334 Longworth HOB

Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, Hearing, Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2532 the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act Rep. Grijalva, 2:00 PM 1324 Longworth HOB

Oversight and Reform, Hearing, DOD Inspector General Report on Excess Profits by TransDigm Group Inc. 10:00 AM 2154 Rayburn HOB

Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Hearing, Confronting White Supremacy Part I: The Consequences of Inaction, 2:00 PM 2154 Rayburn HOB

Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy, Hearing, Advancing the Next Generation of Solar and Wind Energy Technologies, 10:00 AM 2318 Rayburn HOB

Small Business, Hearing, Member Day Hearing, Committee on Small Business, 11:30 AM 2360 Rayburn HOB

Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, Hearing, “Status of the Boeing 7373 MAX,” 10:00 AM 2167 Rayburn HOB

Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Hearing, Examining Mid-Semester School Closures Impact on Student Veterans, 10:00 AM 210 CAPITOL

Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, Hearing, Fiscal Year 2020 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for the Veterans Health Administration, 2:00 PM 210 CAPITOL

Ways and Means, Hearing, The Economic and Health Consequences of Climate Change, 10:00 AM 1100 Longworth HOB

Thursday, May 16

Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Hearing, Military Personnel Management How Are the Military Services Adapting to Recruit Retain and Manage High Quality Talent to Meet the Needs of a Modern Military, 2:30 PM 2212 Rayburn HOB

Financial Services, Hearing, Oversight of Prudential Regulators: Ensuring the Safety, Soundness and Accountability of Megabanks and Other Depository Institutions, 10:00 AM 2128 RHOB

Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, Hearing, The Dangers of Reporting on Human Rights, 2:00 PM

Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability, Hearing, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers: Preparing America’s Law Enforcement to Protect the Homeland, 10:00 AM 310 CHOB

Intelligence, Hearing, Chinas Digital Authoritarianism: Surveillance, Influence, and Political Control (Open), 9:00 AM 210 CHOB

Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, Hearing, Justice Denied: Forced Arbitration and the Erosion of our Legal System, 10:00 AM 2141 Rayburn HOB

Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Hearing, “Oil and Gas Development: Impacts of Water Pollution Above and Below Ground,” 10:00 AM 1324 Longworth HOB

Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, Hearing, Examining the Presidents Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Geological Survey, 2:00 PM 1324 Longworth HOB

Oversight and Reform, Hearing, HIV Prevention Drug: Billions in Corporate Profits after Millions in Taxpayer Investments, 10:00 AM 2154 Rayburn HOB

Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, Hearing, CFPBs Role in Empowering Predatory Lenders: Examining the Proposed Repeal of the Payday Lending Rule, 2:00 PM 2154 Rayburn HOB

Science, Space, and Technology, Hearing, Event Horizon Telescope: The Black Hole Seen Round the World, 10:00 AM 2318 Rayburn HOB

Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment, Hearing, The Future of Forecasting: Building a Stronger U.S. Weather Enterprise, 2:00 PM 2318 Rayburn HOB

Small Business, Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure, Hearing, Oversight of the SBAs Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program, 10:00 AM 2360 Rayburn HOB

Ways and Means, Hearing, Overcoming Racial Disparities and Social Determinants in the Maternal Mortality Crisis, 10:00 AM 1100 – LHOB

U.S. Senate

Senate Floor Activity

The Senate is expected to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #25, Michael J. Truncale, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas. A vote is expected Monday.

Senator McConnell has filed cloture on these other nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #202, Kenneth Kiyul Lee, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit
  2. Executive Calendar #24, Wendy Vitter, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  3. Executive Calendar #221, Brian J. Bulatao, of Texas, to be an Under Secretary of State

It’s expected that Senator McConnell will also file cloture on Executive Calendar #230, Jeffrey A. Rosen, to be Deputy Attorney General.

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

Senate Committee Activity

Tuesday, May 14

Budget, Hearings to examine fixing a broken budget and spending process, focusing on the perspectives of two former Chairmen, 2:30 PM – SD-608

Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, Hearings to examine the emerging space environment, focusing on operational, technical, and policy challenges, 3:00 PM – SD-562

Energy and Natural Resources, Hearings to examine the importance of and path to achieving mineral security, including S.1052, to authorize the Office of Fossil Energy to develop advanced separation technologies for the extraction and recovery of rare earth elements and minerals from coal and coal byproducts, and S.1317, to facilitate the availability, development, and environmentally responsible production of domestic resources to meet national material or critical mineral needs, 10:00 AM – SD-366      

Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, Hearings to examine:
S.242, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to release reversionary and reserved interests in certain land in the Coconino National Forest in the State of Arizona,
S.258, to prohibit oil and gas leasing on the National Forest System land in the Ruby Mountains Ranger District located in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Elko and White Pine Counties, Nevada,
S.434, to provide for a report on the maintenance of Federal land holdings under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior,
S.490, to designate a mountain ridge in the State of Montana as “B-47 Ridge”,
S.499, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to territories of the United States, to establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, to provide dedicated funding for coral reef conservation,
S.526, to withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management land from mineral development,
S.1079, to provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico, and
S.1262, to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas, to withdraw certain land located in Curry County and Josephine County, Oregon, from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws, 2:30 PM – SD-366           

Finance, Hearings to examine challenges in the retirement system, 10:15 AM – SD-215

Judiciary, Hearings to examine 5G, focusing on national security concerns, intellectual property issues, and the impact on competition and innovation, 10:00 AM – SD-226

Wednesday, May 15

Appropriations, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2020 for the Department of Agriculture Forest Service, 9:30 AM – SD-124

Appropriations, Subcommittee on Department of Defense, Closed hearings to examine an intelligence program update and global threat assessment, 10:00 AM – SVC-217

Appropriations, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2020 for the Department of the Treasury, 10:00 AM – SD-138

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, An oversight hearing to examine financial regulators, 9:30 AM – SD-538

Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Business meeting to consider:
S.384, to require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to help facilitate the adoption of composite technology in infrastructure in the United States,
S.737, to direct the National Science Foundation to support STEM education research focused on early childhood,
S.1228, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for enhanced penalties for pirate radio,
S.1289, to require the Secretary of Commerce to conduct an assessment and analysis of the effects of broadband deployment and adoption on the economy of the United States, and
S.1294, to require Federal agencies with jurisdiction over broadband deployment to enter into an interagency agreement related to certain types of funding for broadband deployment, 10:00 AM – SD-G50

Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water and Power, Hearings to examine issues and challenges at the Power Marketing Administrations, 3:00 PM – SD-366

Environment and Public Works, An oversight hearing to examine the Council on Environmental Quality, 10:00 AM – SD-406

Foreign Relations, Hearings to examine the future of arms control post-Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, 10:15 AM – SD-419

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Business meeting to consider:
S.411, to establish a Counterterrorism Advisory Board,
S.1275, to require the collection of voluntary feedback on services provided by agencies,
S.580, to amend the Act of August 25, 1958, commonly known as the “Former Presidents Act of 1958”, with respect to the monetary allowance payable to a former President,
S.347, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 40 Fulton Street in Middletown, New York, as the “Benjamin A. Gilman Post Office Building”,
S.1196, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1715 Linnerud Drive in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, as the “Fire Captain Cory Barr Post Office Building”,
S.Con.Res.15, expressing support for the designation of October 28, 2019, as “Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day”,
H.R.995, to amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of settlement agreements,
H.R.1079, to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance on electronic consent forms,
H.R.1608, to amend the Federal Advisory Committee Act to increase the transparency of Federal advisory committees,
H.R.1654, to amend title 44, United States Code, to modernize the Federal Register,
H.R.1590, to require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel,
H.R.540, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 770 Ayrault Road in Fairport, New York, as the “Louise and Bob Slaughter Post Office”,
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”,
H.R.829, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1450 Montauk Highway in Mastic, New York, as the “Army Specialist Thomas J. Wilwerth Post Office Building”,
an original bill entitled, “Improve Data on Sexual Violence Act”,
an original bill entitled, “Repeal Insurance Plans of the Multi-State Program Act”,
an original bill entitled, “Supply Chain Counterintelligence Training Act of 2019”,
an original bill entitled, “Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2019”,
an original bill entitled, “Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2019”,
an original bill entitled, “Early Participation in Regulations Act of 2019”,
an original bill entitled, “Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act”,
an original bill entitled, “Setting Manageable Analysis Requirements in Text Act of 2019”,
and the nominations of James A. Crowell IV, and Jason Park, both to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Ron A. Bloom, of New York, and Roman Martinez IV, of Florida, both to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service, Dale Cabaniss, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management, and Michael Eric Wooten, of Virginia, to be Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, 9:30 AM – SD-342

Indian Affairs, Business meeting to consider pending calendar business; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine legislation, 2:30 PM – SD-628

Rules and Administration, An oversight hearing to examine the Election Assistance Commission, 2:30 PM – SR-301

Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Hearings to examine reauthorization of the Small Business Administration’s innovation programs, 2:30 PM – SR-428A

Thursday, May 16

Energy and Natural Resources, Hearings to examine the Department of Energy’s carbon capture, utilization, and storage programs, including S.1201, to amend the fossil energy research and development provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to enhance fossil fuel technology, 10:00 AM – SD-366

Foreign Relations, Hearings to examine certain nominations, 2:30 PM – SD-419

Judiciary, Business meeting to consider S.1328, to designate foreign persons who improperly interfere in United States elections as inadmissible aliens, and S.1321, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit interference with voting systems under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 10:00 AM – SD-226

Veterans’ Affairs, Hearings to examine the nomination of James Byrne, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 10:00 AM – SR-418

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