FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD JULY 15 to JULY 19

U.S. House of Representatives


House Committee Activity

Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Hearing: Our Wireless Future: Building A Comprehensive Approach to Spectrum Policy
Tuesday, July 16 10:30 AM 2322 Rayburn HOB
Witness Panel One:
Mr. Julius P. Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission
Mr. Derek Khlopin, Senior Policy Advisor, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Witness Panel Two:
Mr. Tim Donovan, Senior Vice President, Legislative Affairs, Competitive Carriers Association
Mr. Peter Pitsch, Head of Advocacy & Government Relations, C-Band Alliance
Mr. Scott Bergmann, Senior Vice President, Legislative Affairs, CTIA
Mr. Michael Calabrese, Director, Wireless Future Project, Open Technology Institute at New America
Ms. Mariel Triggs, Chief Executive Officer, MuralNet
Mr. Jeffrey S. Cohen, Chief Counsel, APCO International
Support Documents:

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Briefing Memo [PDF]

 

Judiciary

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
Hearing: Online Platforms and Market Power Part 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Tuesday, July 16 2:00 PM
2141 Rayburn HOB
More information available here.
Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]

 

Transportation and Infrastructure

Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Hearing: Oversight of the Federal Transit Administrations Implementation of the Capital Investment Grant Program
Tuesday, July 16 10:00 AM
2167 Rayburn HOB
Witness Panel One:
The Honorable K. Jane Williams, Acting Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
Witness Panel Two:
Mr. Robert E. Alger, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Lane Construction Corporation, on behalf of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Mr. Tom Gerend, Executive Director, The Kansas City Streetcar Authority
Mr. Paul P. Skoutelas, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Public Transportation Association

 

Financial Services

 

Full Committee Markup (Continued From 7/11/19)

 

Tuesday, July 16, 10:00 AM
2128 RHOB

  • H.R. 3621, the Student Borrower Credit Improvement Act (Pressley) – [PDF]
  • H.R. 3624, the Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2019 (Axne) – [PDF]
  • H.R. 3625, the PCAOB Whistleblower Protection Act of 2019 (Garcia – TX) – [PDF]
  • H.R. 3629, the Clarity in Credit Score Formation Act of 2019 (Lynch) –  [PDF]
  • H.R. 3641, the Stronger Enforcement of Civil Penalties Act of 2019 (Porter) –  [PDF]

 

Full Committee
Hearing: Examining Facebook’s Proposed Cryptocurrency and Its Impact on Consumers, Investors, and the American Financial System
Wednesday, July 17, 10:00 AM
2128 RHOB
Witness Panel:
Mr. David A. Marcus, Head of Calibra, Facebook
More information available here

 

House Floor Activity

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:

H.R. 3494 Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 [PDF] This legislation would authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for intelligence and intelligence related activities for the U.S. Government.

H.R. 582 Raise the Wage Act [PDF] Among other related provisions this legislation would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour over 6 years.

  1. Res. ___ (H. Rept. 116-125) Resolution Recommending that the House of Representatives find William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States, and Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary of Commerce, in Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with Subpoenas Duly Issued by the Committee on Oversight and Reform [PDF]This House Resolution involves House Oversight and Reform Committee action as it pertains to the 2020 Census.

S.J.Res. 36 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services [PDF] This resolution, which passed the Senate on June 20, 2019, addresses defense articles described in Executive Communication 1427. See here for more info.

S.J.Res. 37 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of France of certain defense articles and services [PDF] Similar to the above resolution this addresses Executive Communication 1425. See here for more info.

S.J.Res. 38 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles and services [PDF] Similar to the above resolution this addresses Executive Communication 1422. See here for more info.

 

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

Foreign Affairs, Small Business, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Reform legislation is expected on the floor.

 

List of Suspensions:

H.R. 2615 United States-Northern Triangle Enhancement Engagement Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 2744 USAID Branding Modernization Act [PDF]
H.Res. 441 Condemning the attack on the AMA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July 1994 and expressing the concern of the United States regarding the continuing, 25-year-long delay in the resolution of this case and encouraging accountability for the attack [PDF]
H.Res. 432 Condemning the attacks on peaceful protesters and supporting an immediate peaceful transition to a civilian-led democratic government in Sudan [PDF]
H.Res. 345 Recognizing widening threats to freedoms of the press and expression around the world, reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press to the health of democracy, and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority of the United States in promoting democracy, human rights, and good governance on World Press Freedom Day, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 2037 Saudi Arabia Human Rights and Accountability Act of 2019, as amended [PDF]
H.Res. 129 Condemning the Government of Saudi Arabia’s continued detention and alleged abuse of woman’s rights activists, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 97 RAWR Act [PDF]
H.R. 526 Cambodia Democracy Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 277 ASCEND Act of 2019, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 2142 To amend the Small Business Act to require the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman to create a centralized website for compliance guides, and for other purposes[PDF]
H.R. 2331 SBA Cyber Awareness Act [PDF]
H.R. 1649 Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.R. 2345 Clarifying the Small Business Runway Extension Act [PDF]
H.R. 1847 Inspector General Protection Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 736 Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 1250 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11158 Highway 146 North in Hardin, Texas, as the “Lucas Lowe Memorial Post Office,” as amended [PDF]
H.R. 1526 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Israel Road Southeast in Tumwater, Washington, as the “Eva G. Hewitt Post Office” [PDF]
H.R. 1844 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Grove Court in Elgin, Illinois, as the “Corporal Alex Martinez Memorial Post Office Building” [PDF]
H.R. 3305 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2509 George Mason Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, as the “Ryan Keith Cox Post Office Building” [PDF]
H.R. 2325 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Calle Alondra in San Juan, Puerto Rice, as the “65th Infantry Regiment Post Office Building” [PDF]
H.R. 748 Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 [PDF]

 

U.S. Senate

 

Senate Committee Activity

 

Aging 

Full Committee
Hearings to examine combating robocall fraud, focusing on using telecom advances and law enforcement to stop scammers and protect seniors
Wednesday, July 17 9:30 AM
SD-562
Witness Panel:
Angela Stancik, Granddaughter of Scam Victim, Ganado, TX
Jerry Sanders, Sheriff of Delaware County, PA, Drexel Hill, PA
Delany De Leon-Colon, Postal Inspector In Charge, Criminal Investigation Unit, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Washington, DC
David Frankel, Telecommunications Consultant, Monte Serano, CA

 

Banking

Full Committee

Hearings to examine Facebook’s proposed digital currency and data privacy considerations
Tuesday, July 16 10:00 AM
SH-216
Witness Panel:
Mr. David A. Marcus, Head of Calibra, Facebook

Subcommittee on Economic Policy

Full Committee

Hearings to examine economic mobility, focusing on whether the American dream is in crisis, Wednesday, July 17 9:30 AM
SD-538
Witness Panel:
Mr. Oren Cass, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Mr. Yuval Levin, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Mr. Ramesh Ponnuru, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Ms. Thea Mei Lee, President, Economic Policy Institute
Mr. Keith Miller, Principal, Franchisee Advocacy Consulting

 

Full Committee
Hearings to examine export control reform implementation, focusing on outside perspectives
Thursday, July 18 10:00 AM
SD-538
Witness Panel:
The Honorable Eric L. Hirschhorn, Former Under Secretary for Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce
Mr. Nova J. Daly, Senior Public Policy Advisor, Wiley Rein LLP
Dr. Ben Buchanan, Senior Faculty Fellow, Center For Security And Emerging Technology, Georgetown University

 

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Full Committee
Hearings to examine the 2020 Census, focusing on conducting a secure and accurate count
Tuesday, July 16 2:30 PM
SD-342
Witness Panel:
The Honorable  Steven Dillingham, PH.D., Director, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce
Robert Goldenkoff, Director of Strategic Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Nicholas Marinos, Director of Information Technology & Cybersecurity, U.S. Government Accountability Office

 

Judiciary

Subcommittee on Constitution
Hearings to examine Google and censorship through search engines
Tuesday, July 16 2:30 PM
SD-226
More information available here.

 

Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
An oversight hearing to examine the United States Copyright Office
Wednesday, July 17 2:30 PM
SD-226
Witness Panel:
Ms. Karyn Temple, Register of Copyrights And Director, United States Copyright Office, Washington, DC

 

Full Committee
Business meeting to consider:
S.1273, to amend title 17, United States Code, to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims
S.1883, to improve the prohibitions on money laundering,
and the nominations of Douglas Russell Cole, and Matthew Walden McFarland, both to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, Robert Anthony Molloy, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands, and Kea Whetzal Riggs, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico
Thursday, July 18 10:00 AM
SD-226
More information available here.

 

Indian Affairs

Full Committee
Oversight hearings to examine the Government Accountability Office report on tribal access to spectrum, focusing on promoting communications services in Indian Country
Wednesday, July 17 2:30 PM
SD-628
More information available here.

 

Senate Floor Activity

On Monday, July 15, 2019, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #362, Peter Joseph Phipps, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.

At 5:30pm on Monday, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Phipps nomination.

In addition to the Phipps nomination, Senator McConnell has also filed cloture on:

  1. Executive Calendar #1, Treaty Doc. No. 113-4, The Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Spain;
  2. Executive Calendar #2, Treaty Doc. No. 112-1, Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Swiss Confederation;
  3. Executive Calendar #3, Treaty Doc. 114-1, Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Japan;
  4. Executive Calendar #4, Treaty Doc. 111-8, Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Luxembourg;
  5. Executive Calendar #54, Clifton L. Corker, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee;
  6. Executive Calendar #175, Lynda Blanchard, of Alabama, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia; and
  7. Executive Calendar #183, Donald R. Tapia, to be Ambassador to Jamaica.

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

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