FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD MAY 6 to MAY 10

U.S. House of Representatives

House Committee Activity

Agriculture 

Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
Hearing, Reviewing the State of the Farm Economy

Thursday, May 9, 10:00 AM
1300 Longworth HOB
Witness panel not yet published.
More information available here.

Appropriations

Full Committee
Markup: FY2020 Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies

Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 AM
2359 Rayburn HOB
Draft bill available here.

Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
Hearing, Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission: Strengthening Protections for Americans Privacy and Data Security

Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 AM
2123 Rayburn HOB
Witness panel:
Hon. Joseph J. Simons, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
Hon. Noah Joshua Phillips, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Hon. Rohit Chopra, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Hon. Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Hon. Christine S. Wilson, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Chairman’s memo is available here.

Financial Services

Full Committee
Markup: The full Committee will convene for a markup

Wednesday, May 8, 2:00 PM
2128 RHOB
Legislation:
H.R. 1988 – “Protect Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of 2019” [
PDF]
H.R. 2409 – “Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act” [
PDF]
H.R. 2513 – “Corporate Transparency Act of 2019” [
PDF]
H.R. 2514 – “Coordinating Oversight, Upgrading and Innovating Technology, and Examiner Reform Act of 2019” [
PDF]
H.R. 2515 – “To amend the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 to amend the definition of whistleblower” [
PDF]
H.R. ______ – “Insider Trading Prohibition Act of 2019” [
PDF]
Amendments:
H.R. 1988 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute [
PDF]
H.R. 2513 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute [
PDF]
H.R. 2514 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute [
PDF]
H.R. 2515 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute [
PDF]
H.R. _____ – Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute [
PDF]
Support Documents:
“Task Force on Financial Technology Resolution of 2019” [
PDF]
“Task Force on Artificial Intelligence Resolution of 2019” [
PDF]
Markup Notice [
PDF]
Markup memo [
PDF]
More information available here.

Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance, Hearing, A Review of the State of and Barriers to Minority Homeownership
Wednesday, May 8, 10:00 AM
2128 RHOB
Legislation:
H.R. 2162 [
PDF]
Discussion Draft – HOUSFIN_001 – ‘‘Homeownership for Dreamers Act’’ [
PDF]
Discussion Draft – TLAIB_013 [
PDF]
Discussion Draft – HOUSFIN_002 – ‘‘Making FHA More Affordable Act of 2019’’ [
PDF]
Support Documents:
Hearing Notice [
PDF]
Hearing Memo [
PDF] More information available here.

Judiciary 

Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
Hearing, Oversight of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Thursday, May 9, 2:00 PM
2141 Rayburn HOB
Witness panel not yet published.
More information available here.

Ways and Means

Full Committee
Hearing, Paid Family and Medical Leave: Helping Workers and Employers Succeed

Wednesday, May 8, 10:00 AM

1100 Longworth HOB
Witness panel:
Marisa Howard-Karp, Member, MomsRising
Anthony Sandkamp, Owner, Sandkamp Woodworking
Pronita Gupta, Director of Job Quality, Center for Law and Social Policy
Suzan LeVine, Commissioner, Washington State Employment Security Department
Rachel Greszler, Research Fellow in Economics, Budget, and Entitlements, Institute for Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation

Full Committee
Hearing, Understanding the Tax Gap and Taxpayer Noncompliance

Thursday, May 9, 10:00 AM
1100 Longworth HOB
Witness panel not yet published.
Hearing advisory available here.

House Floor Activity

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:

H.R. 986 Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019 [PDF] This legislation offered by Ms. Kuster was reported by the Energy and Commerce Committee and Discharged by the Ways and Means Committee on April 30, 2019. It would nullify guidance (83 Fed. Reg. 53575 (October 24, 2018)) entitled “State Relief and Empowerment Waivers.”

H.R. 2157 Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 [PDF] This legislation would make supplemental appropriations across a variety of jurisdictions for FY 2019. The legislation tracks closely with H.R. 268, a supplemental appropriations act which passed the House in January, but it surpasses that bill’s spending by $3 billion expanding certain funds for the Army Corps of Engineers, the Community Development Block Grant program, and the Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Conservation Program. The total spending in this legislation is $17.2 billion. A summary from the House Appropriations Committee is available here.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

Foreign Affairs, Energy and Commerce, and Natural Resources legislation is expected on the floor.

List of Suspensions:

H.R. 2002 Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.Res. 273 Reaffirming the United States commitment to Taiwan and to the implementation of the Taiwan Relations Act [PDF]
H.R. 1704 Championing American Business Through Diplomacy Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.R. 1520 Purple Book Continuity Act [PDF]
H.R. 1503 Orange Book Transparency Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.R. 1328 ACCESS BROADBAND Act [PDF]
H.R. 312 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act [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]

U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity

Appropriations 

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2020 for the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission

Tuesday, May 7, 2:30 PM
SD-138
Witness panel:
The Honorable Ajit Pai, Chairman, U.S. Federal Communications Commission
The Honorable Joseph J. Simons, Chairman, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2020 for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission

Wednesday, May 8, 10:00 AM
SD-124
Witness panel:
The Honorable Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
The Honorable Jay Clayton, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Banking 

Full Committee
Hearings to examine privacy rights and data collection in a digital economy

Tuesday, May 7, 10:00 AM
SD-538
Witness panel:
Mr. Peter Chase, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Mr. Jay Cline, Privacy And Consumer Protection Leader, PwC US
Mr. Maciej Ceglowski, Founder, Pinboard

Finance 

Full Committee
Hearings to examine the nominations of David Fabian Black, of North Dakota, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security for a term expiring 
January 19, 2025, and Emin Toro, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years
Thursday, May 9, 9:30 AM
SD-215
Witness panel:
Mr. David Fabian Black of North Dakota, To Be Deputy Commissioner Of Social Security For A Term Expiring 
January 19, 2025
, Social Security Administration, Washington , DC
Mr. Emin Toro of Virginia, To Be A Judge Of The United States Tax Court For A Term Of Fifteen Years, Vice Joseph Robert Goeke, Term Expired, United States Tax Court, Washington , DC

Judiciary 

Full Committee
Hearings to examine intellectual property and the price of prescription drugs, focusing on balancing innovation and competition

Tuesday, May 7, 10:00 AM

SD-226
Witness panel:
Mr. Joshua D. Barker, Director, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Columbia , SC
Mr. David Mitchell, President And Founder, Patients for Affordable Drugs, Washington , DC
Mr. James Stansel, Executive Vice President And General Counsel, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Washington, DC
Professor Michael Carrier, Distinguished Professor Of Law, Rutgers Law School, Camden , NJ
Professor David S. Olson, Associate Professor, Boston College Law School, Newton Centre , MA

Senate Floor Activity

This week the Senate is expected to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #116, Joseph F. Bianco, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit. A vote is expected on the motion to invoke cloture on the Bianco nomination on Monday.

Senator McConnell has also filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #95, Kimberly A. Reed, of West Virginia, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2021.
  2. Executive Calendar #89, Spencer Bachus III, of Alabama, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2023.
  3. Executive Calendar #94, Judith DelZoppo Pryor, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2021.
  4. Executive Calendar #100, Janet Dhillon, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2022.
  5. Executive Calendar #117, Michael H. Park, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

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

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