FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD SEPTEMBER 23 to SEPTEMBER 27

Scheduling note: The House is not in session on Monday, as previously scheduled, with respect to the mourning of Dr. Emily England Clyburn, wife of Majority Whip James E. Clyburn. More information can be found here: https://www.majoritywhip.gov/?press=south-carolina-is-mourning-the-passing-of-emily-england-clyburn

U.S. House of Representatives

House Floor Activity

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:

H.R. 2203 Homeland Security Improvement Act [PDF] This legislation, offered by Rep. Veronica Escobar, would make various changes to statute related to operations of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These changes relate to border policies, separation of children from parents or guardians conducted by DHS, and other related policies.

H.R. 3525 U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act [PDF] This legislation, offered by Rep. Lauren Underwood, would make changes to law related to the medical screening of individuals stopped crossing into the country by means other than a port of entry. These changes include placing timing restrictions on their medical screening and paperwork requirements. This legislation would also require reporting from the DHS pertinent to medical screening and health records.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Homeland Security, and Science, Space, and Technology legislation is expected on the floor.

List of Suspensions:

H.R. 3190 BURMA Act of 2019, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 2327 Burma Political Prisoners Assistance Act, as amended [PDF]
H.Res. 127 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the importance and vitality of the United States alliances with Japan and the Republic of Korea, and our trilateral cooperation in the pursuit of shared interests, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 1632 Southeast Asia Strategy Act, as amended [PDF]
H.Res. 444 Reaffirming the importance of the United States to promote the safety, health, and well-being of refugees and displaced persons, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 2229 First Responders Passport Act of 2019, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 1595 SAFE Banking Act of 2019, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 3106 Domestic and International Terrorism DATA Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 3691 TRANSLATE Act [PDF]
H.R. 3722 Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.R. 3710 Cybersecurity Vulnerability Remediation Act [PDF]
H.R. 3526 Counter Terrorist Network Act [PDF]
H.R. 3675 Trusted Traveler Reconsideration and Restoration Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.R. 3694 Helping Families Fly Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.R. 2589 Unifying DHS Intelligence Enterprise Act, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 3246 Traveling Parents Screening Consistency Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.R. 2528 STEM Opportunities Act of 2019 [PDF]
H.R. 335 South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act of 2019, as amended [PDF]
H.R. 1623 Help America Run Act [PDF]

House Committee Activity

As a result of the change in schedule some hearings may be postponed. They have been listed as they were officially noticed.

Monday, September 23

Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, Hearing: Presidential Corruption: Emoluments and Profiting Off the Presidency, 2:00 PM 2141 Rayburn

Tuesday, September 24

Financial Services Full Committee, Hearing: Oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street’s Cop on the Beat, 10:00 AM 2128 Rayburn

Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, Wealth Gap Hearing: Examining the Racial and Gender Wealth Gap in America, 2:00 PM 2128 Rayburn

Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, Hearing: Oversight of the Trump Administrations Muslim Ban, 10:00 AM 2141 Rayburn

Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, Hearing: Congressional Authority to Protect Voting Rights After Shelby County v. Holder, 2:00 PM 2237 Rayburn

Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Hearing: Fossil Fuel Development: Protecting Taxpayers and Eliminating Industry Giveaways, 10:00 AM 1324 Longworth

Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, Hearing: Wildlife Legislative Hearing on H.R. 925 H.R. 1747 H.R. 2748 H.R. 2854 H.R. 2956 H.R. 2918 H.R. 3399 H.R. 4340 H.R. 4341 and H.R. 4348, 2:00 PM 1324 Longworth

Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, Hearing: Don’t Vape: Examining the Outbreak of Lung Disease and CDCs Urgent Warning Not to Use E-Cigarettes, 10:00 AM 2154 Rayburn

Rules, Business Meeting: H.R. 2203 Homeland Security Improvement Act; H.R. 3525 U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act, 5:00 PM H-313 Capitol

Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, Hearing: Challenges and Opportunities for Commuter Railroads, 10:00 AM 2167 Rayburn

POSTPONED: Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Hearing: “Protecting Benefits for All Servicemembers, 10:00 AM 210 Capitol

Wednesday, September 25

Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, Hearing: International Food Assistance Programs at USDA and USAID, 10:00 AM 2362-A Rayburn

Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Hearing: Federal Trade Commission: Protecting Consumers and Fostering Competition in the 21st Century, 10:00 AM 2362-B Rayburn

Appropriations Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, Hearing: Investments in Medical Research at Five Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health, 10:00 AM 2358-C Rayburn

Appropriations Subcommittee on the Departments of Transportation, and House and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, Hearing: Oversight Hearing: FAA Aviation Certification, 2:00 PM 2359 Rayburn

Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Hearing: Status of the B61-12 Life Extension and W88 Alteration-370 Programs, 2:00 PM 2118 Rayburn

Budget, Hearing: Americas Infrastructure: Todays Gaps Tomorrows Opportunities and the Need for Federal Investment, 10:00 AM 210 Cannon

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Hearing: Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable: Legislation to Negotiate a Better Deal for Americans, 10:30 AM 2322 Rayburn

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Hearing: Sounding the Alarm: The Public Health Threats of E-Cigarettes, 10:00 AM 2123 Rayburn

Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, Hearing: Promoting Financial Stability: Assessing Threats to the U.S. Financial System, 10:00 AM 2128 Rayburn

Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance, Hearing: Protecting Seniors: A Review of the FHA’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program, 2:00 PM 2128 Rayburn

Homeland Security, Markup: H.R.1975 Mr. Katko The Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2019; H.R.4432 Mr. Richmond Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act; H.R.____ Mr. Thompson The National Commission on Online Platforms and Homeland Security Act, 10:00 AM 310 Cannon

Judiciary, Hearing: Protecting America from Assault Weapons, 10:00 AM 2141 Rayburn

Natural Resources, Markup: Markup of: HR 729 HR 925 HR 1472 HR 1487 HR 1492 HR 1747 HR 2185 HR 3115 HR 3541 and HR 3596, 10:00 AM 1324 Longworth

Small Business, Markup: 092519 SBC Markup, 11:30 AM 2360 Rayburn

Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Hearing: Coast Guard and Port Infrastructure: Built to Last, 2:00 PM 2253 Rayburn

Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, Hearing: Landlord and Tenant: The Trump Administrations Oversight of the Trump International Hotel Lease, 10:00 AM 2167 Rayburn

Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, Hearing: MISSION Critical: Care in the Community Update, 10:00 AM 210 Capitol

Thursday, September 26

Agriculture Conservation and Forestry, Hearing: The National Forest System: Restoring our Forest Infrastructure, 10:00 AM

Climate Crisis, Hearing: Solving the Climate Crisis: Reducing Industrial Emissions Through U.S. Innovation, 2:00 PM 2318 Rayburn

Education Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, Hearing: Making Health Care More Affordable: Lowering Drug Prices and Increasing Transparency, 2:00 PM 2175 Rayburn

Education Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Hearing: Misclassification of Employees: Examining the Costs to Workers Businesses and the Economy, 10:15 AM 2175 Rayburn

Financial Services Full Committee, Hearing: Examining Legislation to Protect Consumers and Small Business Owners from Abusive Debt Collection Practices, 10:00 AM 2128 Rayburn

Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, Hearing: The Future of Real-Time Payments, 2:00 PM 2128 Rayburn

Foreign Affairs, Hearing: Sustaining US Insular Relationships, 10:00 AM 2172 Rayburn

Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, Hearing: Engaging the Community: Perspectives on School Security, 10:00 AM 310 Cannon

Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability, Hearing: Oversight of ICE Detention Facilities: Is DHS Doing Enough, 2:00 PM 310 Cannon

Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, Hearing: The Federal Judiciary in the 21st Century: Ensuring the Public’s Right of Access to the Courts, 2:00 PM 2141 Rayburn

Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, Hearing: Community Responses to Gun Violence in our Cities, 12:00 PM 2237 Rayburn

Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, Hearing: The Expansion and Troubling Use of ICE Detention, 10:00 AM 2141 Rayburn

Modernization of Congress, Hearing: Promoting Civility and Building a More Collaborative Congress, 10:00 AM 210 Cannon

Natural Resources, Hearing: Sustaining US Insular Relationships, 10:00 AM 2172 Rayburn

Natural Resources, Hearing: The Department of the Interiors Failure to Cooperate with Congressional Oversight Requests, 2:00 PM 1324 Longworth

Science, Space, and Technology, Hearing: Understanding Forecasting and Communicating Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate, 10:00 AM 2318 Rayburn

Small Business, Hearing: SBA Management Review: Small Business Investment Company Program, 11:30 AM 2360 Rayburn

Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, Hearing: A Work in Progress: Implementation of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, 10:00 AM 2167 Rayburn

Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, Hearing: The Future of VA Scheduling: Implementing a Commercial Off the Shelf Scheduling Solution at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 10:00 AM 210 Capitol

Friday, September 27

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Hearing: Legislating to Secure Americas Wireless Future, 9:30 AM 2123 Rayburn

Judiciary, Business Meeting: Securing Americas Elections, 9:00 AM 2141 Rayburn

U.S. Senate

Senate Floor Activity

On Monday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #417, Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the McGuire nomination.

During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #176, Joseph Cella, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to Fiji and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu.
  2. Executive Calendar #367, Daniel Jorjani, of Kentucky, to be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior.
  3. Executive Calendar #292, of North Dakota, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security for a term expiring January 19, 2025.

In addition to nominations, the Senate is expected to consider the motions to instruct re: NDAA, the Emergency Designation Termination, and the Continuing Resolution.

Monday September 23rd at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote expected:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #417 Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury

Senate Committee Activity

Tuesday, September 24

Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, 10:00 AM – SD-192

Appropriations, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, 9:30 AM – SD-124

Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, 10:30 AM – SD-138

Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Aviation and Space Hearings to examine improving air traffic control for the American people, focusing on examining the current system, 2:30 PM – SD-562

Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism Hearings to examine key findings from the Syria Study Group report, 2:30 PM – SD-419

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Business meeting to consider the nomination of Eugene Scalia, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Labor, 10:00 AM – SD-430

Intelligence, Closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters; to be immediately followed by a closed hearing to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 PM – SH-219

Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Hearings to examine competition in digital technology markets, focusing on acquisitions of nascent or potential competitors by digital platforms, 2:30 PM – SD-226

Wednesday, September 25

Aging, Hearings to examine promoting healthy aging, focusing on living your best life long into your golden years, 2:30 PM – SD-562

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Hearings to examine perspectives on the livestock and poultry sectors, 10:00 AM – SD-106

Armed Services, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity To receive a closed briefing on Department of Defense cyber operations, 2:30 PM – SVC-217

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Hearings to examine facilitating faster payments in the United States, 10:00 AM – SD-538

Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Hearings to examine fishery failures, focusing on improving the disaster declaration and relief process, 10:00 AM – SH-216

Energy and Natural Resources, Business meeting to consider S.334, to authorize the construction of the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System and study of the Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority System in the States of Montana and North Dakota, S.607, to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to address insufficient compensation of employees and other personnel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, S.860, to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to modify the terms of the Jackson Gulch rehabilitation project in Colorado, S.990, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the implementation of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program First Increment Extension for threatened and endangered species in the Central and Lower Platte River Basin, S.1570, to provide flexibility to allow greater aquifer recharge, S.1602, to amend the United States Energy Storage Competitiveness Act of 2007 to establish a research, development, and demonstration program for grid-scale energy storage systems, S.1751, to amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs, S.1758, to extend a repayment contract relating to the Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District and to authorize the District to develop an excess capacity contract to offset repayment costs, S.1821, to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to provide for research on, and the development and deployment of, marine energy, S.1882, to make available the continued use of Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program project use power by the Kinsey Irrigation Company and the Sidney Water Users Irrigation District, S.1931, to require the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for customers, S.2044, to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to establish an Aging Infrastructure Account, to amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to provide additional funds under that Act, to establish a review of flood control rule curves pilot project within the Bureau of Reclamation, S.2094 and H.R.2114, bills to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide Federal financial assistance to States to implement, review, and revise State energy security plans, S.2095, to provide for certain programs and developments in the Department of Energy concerning the cybersecurity and vulnerabilities of, and physical threat to, the electric grid, S.2137, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, S.2300, to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to establish a program to incentivize innovation and to enhance the industrial competitiveness of the United States by developing technologies to reduce emissions of nonpower industrial sectors, S.2332, to provide for the modernization of the electric grid, S.2333, to provide for enhanced energy grid security, S.2334, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish the 21st Century Energy Workforce Advisory Board, S.2335, to accelerate smart building development, and H.R.1420, to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to promote energy efficiency via information and computing technologies, 10:00 AM – SD-366

Environment and Public Works, Business meeting to consider S.2260, to provide for the improvement of domestic infrastructure in order to prevent marine debris, S.2099, to redesignate the Sullys Hill National Game Preserve in the State of North Dakota as the White Horse Hill National Game Preserve, the nominations of Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, and Katherine Andrea Lemos, of California, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, and to be Chairperson of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, and 8 General Services Administration resolutions, 9:15 AM – SD-406

Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Hearings to examine reducing emissions while driving economic growth, focusing on industry-led initiatives, 2:30 PM – SD-406

Foreign Relations, Business meeting to consider S.1590, to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize rewards for thwarting wildlife trafficking linked to transnational organized crime, S.1678, to express United States support for Taiwan’s diplomatic alliances around the world, S.1838, to amend the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, S.2372, to enhance global engagement to combat marine debris, S.2503, to reauthorize the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, S.Res.183, reaffirming the vital role of the United States-Japan alliance in promoting peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond, S.Res.236, reaffirming the strong partnership between Tunisia and the United States and supporting the people of Tunisia in their continued pursuit of democratic reforms, S.Res.277, remembering the 25th Anniversary of the bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and recommitting to efforts to uphold justice for the 85 victims of the attacks, an original resolution to support the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Sixth Replenishment, and other pending calendar business, 2:00 PM – S-116

Foreign Relations, Hearings to examine United States policy in Mexico and Central America, focusing on ensuring effective policies to address the crisis at the border, 10:15 AM – SD-419

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Hearings to examine countering domestic terrorism, focusing on the evolving threat, 2:30 PM – SD-342

Judiciary, Hearings to examine pending nominations, 10:00 AM – SD-226

Veterans’ Affairs, Hearings to examine toxic exposure, focusing on examining VA’s presumptive disability decision-making process, 10:00 AM – SR-418

Thursday, September 26

Appropriations Full Committee, Markup of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020, Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2020, Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2020, 10:30 AM – SD-106

Intelligence, Closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:00 PM – SH-219

Judiciary, Business meeting to consider S.2132, to promote security and provide justice for United States victims of international terrorism, S.2281, to amend chapter 11 of title 35, United States Code, to require the voluntary collection of demographic information for patent applications, and the nominations of Halil Suleyman Ozerden, of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, David B. Barlow, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah, John Fitzgerald Kness, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, R. Austin Huffaker, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama, Lee Philip Rudofsky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Justin Reed Walker, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, Eleni Maria Roumel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, and Kenneth Charles Canterbury, Jr., of South Carolina, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Department of Justice, 10:00 AM – SD-226

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