FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD JANUARY 13 to JANUARY 17

U.S. House of Representatives

House Committee Activity

Energy and Commerce

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
Hearing: Cannabis Policies for the New Decade

Wednesday, January 15, 10:00 AM
2123 Rayburn HOB
Support Documents

  • Notice of Hearing [PDF]

More information available here.

 

Financial Services

Full Committee
Hearing: On the Brink of Homelessness: How the Affordable Housing Crisis and the Gentrification of America Is Leaving Families Vulnerable

Tuesday, January 14, 10:00 AM
2128 RHOB
Witness Panel

Ms. Karen Chapple, Professor and Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkley

Mr. Matthew Desmond, Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology & Director of the Eviction Lab, Princeton University

Ms. Priya Jayachandran, President, National Housing Trust

Mr. Jeffery Williams, Tenant Advocate

Mr. Michael Hendrix, Director of State and Local Policy, Manhattan Institute

Text of Legislation

  • H.R. 1856- The Ending Homelessness Act of 2019 [PDF]
  • H.R. 5187- The Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2019 [PDF]
  • H.R.___: The Stable Families Act (Clay) [PDF]
  • H.R.___: The Housing Emergencies Lifeline Program (HELP) Act of 2019 (Pressley) [PDF]

Support Documents

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

 

 

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions
Hearing: The Community Reinvestment Act: Reviewing Who Wins and Who Loses with Comptroller Ottings Proposal

Tuesday, January 14, 2:00 PM
2128 RHOB
Witness Panel

Ms. Gerron Levi, Director, Policy and Government Affairs, National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Mr. Eric Rodriguez, Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, UnidosUS

Ms. Paulina Gonzalez-Brito, Executive Director, California Reinvestment Coalition

Ms. Hope Knight, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

Ms. Faith Bautista, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Diversity Coalition

Support Documents

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

 

 

Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy
Hearing: A Persistent and Evolving Threat: An Examination of the Financing of Domestic Terrorism and Extremism
Wednesday, January 15, 10:00 AM
2128 Rayburn HOB
Text of Legislation

  • H.R. 5132- The Gun Violence Prevention Through Financial Intelligence Act (Wexton) [PDF]
  • H.R.___: Freezing Assets of Suspected Terrorists and Enemy Recruits Act (Gottheimer) [PDF]
  • H.R.___: To require the Comptroller General of the United States to carry out a study on the funding of domestic terrorism, and for other purposes. [PDF]

Support Documents

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

 

 

Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets
Hearing: An Examination of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Wednesday, January 15, 2:00 PM
2128 RHOB
Support Documents

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

 

 

 

Judiciary

Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
Hearing: Online Platforms and Market Power Part 5: Competitors in the Digital Economy
Friday, January 17, 10:00 AM
Wittemyer Courtroom, Boulder, CO
Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]

More information available here.

 

 

Oversight

Oversight and Reform
Hearing: Facial Recognition Technology Part III: Ensuring Commercial Transparency Accuracy
Wednesday, January 15, 10:00 AM
2154 Rayburn HOB
Support Documents

More information available here.

 

Veterans

Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Hearing: Making HUD-VASH Work for all Veteran Communities
Tuesday, January 14, 10:00 AM
210 Capitol
Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]

More information available here.

 

House Floor Activity

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:

H.R. 1230 Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act [PDFThis legislation would alter the statutory burden of proof for discrimination claims, inclusive of workplace age and disability discrimination, to include mixed-motive claims rather than the current standard imposed in Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc.requiring demonstration that age is a sole cause for employee action.

H.J.Res. 76 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability” [PDF]This resolution would utilize the Congressional Review Act to overturn the Department of Education’s 2019 student loan forgiveness rule (scheduled to take effect July 1, 2020) which established new policies for the borrower defense program.

A resolution appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

Financial Services Suspensions

  • H.R. 4302 Homeless Assistance Act of 2019, as amended [PDFThis legislation would authorize public housing agencies to share certain data regarding homeless individuals and families for the provision of housing and services, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4335 8-K Trading Gap Act of 2019, as amended [PDFThis legislation would amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue rules that prohibit officers and directors of certain companies from trading securities in anticipation of a current report

 

  • H.R. 4841 Prudential Regulators Oversight Act, as amended [PDFThis legislation would amend the Dodd-Frank Act to require the prudential banking regulators to provide annual testimony to Congress on their supervision and regulation activities.
  • H.R. 5315 Expanding Opportunities for MDIs Act, as amended [PDFThis legislation would amend the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 to establish a Financial Agent Mentor-Protégé Program within the Department of the Treasury.
  • H.R. 4458 Cybersecurity and Financial System Resilience Act of 2019, as amended [PDFThis legislation would require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to issue reports on cybersecurity with respect to the functions of the Federal Reserve System.
  • H.R. 2398 Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020, as amended [PDFThis legislation would amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 and title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for the HUD-VASH program, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit annual reports to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives regarding homeless veterans.
  • S. 457 President George H.W. Bush and First Spouse Barbara Bush Coin Act [PDFThis legislation would require that $1 coins issued during 2019 honor President George H.W. Bush and direct the Secretary of the Treasury to issue bullion coins during 2019 in honor of Barbara Bush.

List of other Suspensions:

  • H.J.Res.80 Approving the request of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for a waiver under section 1703E(f) of title 38, United States Code [PDF]

 

U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Activity

Commerce

Full Committee
Business meeting to consider H.R.5430, to implement the Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada attached as an Annex to the Protocol Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement;*
immediately followed by a hearing to examine industries of the future. Witnesses will discuss research and development investments, regulatory changes, and workforce training needed to ensure continued economic growth and job creation in America.

Wednesday, January 15, 10:00 AM
SH-216
Witness Panel:
The Honorable Walter Copan, Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce
The Honorable France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation
The Honorable Michael Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Office of Science and Technology Policy
The Honorable Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
The Honorable Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
More details available here.

*Note: Budget; Environment and Public Works; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; and Foreign Relations have each noticed a USMCA Business Meeting as well.

Senate Floor Activity

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #498, Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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

Monday, January 13th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #498, Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
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